BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands of people every day to connect to government programs that can help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other needs. It quickly gives a personal report, 20-30 minutes, of public programs and benefits that a patient may qualify for after filling out a questionnaire.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get medications free or nearly free.
Valeant Patient Assistance Program (administered through Rx Hope)
Patients can receive certain medications manufactured by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, International, including Mestinon® Timespan (time release pyridostigmine), Mestinon® Syrup (pyridostigmine syrup) and Prostigmin® (neostigmine) if they do not qualify for Medicaid or other programs. 60mg Mestinon is not included as part of this program.
Novartis Patient Assistant Program
Novartis offers medications to people who meet certain income requirements. Novartis manufactures Sandimmune® (cyclosporine) and Neoral® (cyclosporine). A medical professional must call this program to request the application. The patient and the patient's doctor must sign the application form.
Roche Pharmaceuticals operates the CellCept® Medical Needs Program. A doctor must request and complete the application on behalf of the patient.
The Needy Patient Program offered by this company provides Mytelase® (ambenonium chloride) to patients who meet certain income requirements. A doctor's office or other professional must request the application and complete the forms on behalf of the patient.
RxAssist provides physicians and other healthcare providers with the information needed to access the pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs. Links listed under the headline Other Resources contain information pertaining to medical assistance cards and prescription assistance programs available in individual states.
This site offers a free prescription card that can be used at over 35,000 pharmacies nationwide. This card is available to anyone and offers the patient discounts on prescription drugs. The card can be printed off the Web site.
With the free Together Rx Access Card, most cardholders save 25%-40% on over 275 brand-name prescription drugs and other prescription products, as well as save on a wide range of generic drugs. Enrollment can be completed online or through the mail.
PSI specializes in health insurance premium, pharmacy co-payment and co-payment waiver assistance. They offer three patient assistance programs: premium assistance, co-payment assistance and financial hardship waiver.
This site is designed to provide information about patient assistance programs which provide no-cost prescription medications to eligible participants. If you click on the program list link on the left-hand side, it will display about 318 programs. This list can be broken down by state, local, fee-for-service, or drug discount cards.