If you need an Epipen but can’t afford it, there ARE alternatives. Have Doc write an Rx for Adrenaclick but sign Substitution Allowed and have the pharmacy order this generic of it from Lineage Therapeutics. I saw where Costco can get it and patient pays $10. Spread this if you want to share with patients who may need this.
Prescription Help – All of the pharmaceutical companies have ways to help with the costs of medications. Just Google the name of the medicine, or go to Partnership for Prescription Assistance: https://www.pparx.org/
For example the website for Abilify is https://www.abilifyassistprogram.com/
Pharmacy Value PrescriptionsPublix Free Prescriptions – http://www.publix.com/pharmacy-wellness/pharmacy/pharmacy-services/free-medication-program
Target 4 Dollar List – http://m.target.com/pharmacy/generics/4-dollar-generics-alphabetical
Walgreens Value Priced Medications – Click here for the PDF
Walmart 4 Dollar List – http://www.walmart.com/cp/1078664 Prescriptions from FREE Clinics
Your client may be eligible for services at a free clinic and they would help him with the meds and the discounts. Go to the website http://www.freeclinics.com/sta/georgia to find the nearest free clinic.
Check with the local health department to see if they have prescription help programs or can refer you to one in your area.
Determine if the person checked out the possibility of being covered under the Affordable Care Act. The people at Healthcare.gov can tell you what his/her options are.
FREE Drug Websites
- http://www.needymeds.org (Helpline 800-503-6897)
Georgia Drug Card
The Georgia Drug Card is not insurance. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. THIS IS NOT A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN.* This plan does not make payments directly to the pharmacies.
Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, you agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount.
Savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy. Plan members are obligated to pay for all prescriptions but may receive a discount from those pharmacies which have contracted with the plan. The discounts can be as much as 90%.
You may access a list of participating pharmacies at: http://www.georgiadrugcard.com/pharmacy.php. Upon request the plan will make available a written list of participating pharmacies.
The program is set up for people who do not have health insurance, but you can actually use it even if you do have health insurance, especially if you have a high deductible plan.
Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
The Medicare Prescription Drug program gives you a choice of prescription plans that offer various types of coverage.
You may be able to get extra help to pay for the monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and co-payments related to the Medicare Prescription Drug program. However, you must be enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug plan to get this extra help.
What Is This Application?This is an application for Extra Help and does not enroll you in a Medicare prescription drug plan. You will have to enroll directly with an approved Medicare prescription drug provider for coverage. If you need information about Medicare Prescription Drug plans or how to enroll in a plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit www.medicare.gov.
Who Should Complete This Application For Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs?You should complete this application for Extra Help on the Internet if:
- You have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance); and
- You live in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia; and
- Your combined savings, investments, and real estate are not worth more than $27,250, if you are married and living with your spouse, or $13,640 if you are not currently married or not living with your spouse. (Do NOT count your home, vehicles, personal possessions, life insurance, burial plots, irrevocable burial contracts or back payments from Social Security or SSI.) If you have more than those amounts, you may not qualify for the extra help. However, you can still enroll in an approved Medicare prescription drug plan for coverage.
EXCEPTION: Even if you meet these conditions, DO NOT complete this application if you have Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicare and Medicaid because you automatically will get the extra help.
How Can You Get The Extra Help?To get extra help with Medicare Prescription Drug plan costs, you must complete and submit this application. We will review your application and send you a letter to let you know if you qualify for extra help.
NOTE: To apply, you must live in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
If you need help completing this application, call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
You also may be able to get help from your State with other Medicare costs under the Medicare Savings Programs. By completing this form, you will start your application process for a Medicare Savings Program. We will send information to your State who will contact you to help you apply for a Medicare Savings Program unless you tell us not to when you complete this application.
If you need information about Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Prescription Drug plans or how to enroll in a plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY 1-877-486-2048) or visit www.medicare.gov. You also can request information about how to contact your State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP). The SHIP offers help with your Medicare questions.
To apply online, click here. You will need the following information:
- Social Security card;
- bank account statements, including checking, savings, and certificates of deposit;
- Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), stocks, bonds, savings bonds, mutual funds, other investment statements;
- tax returns;
- payroll slips; and
- your most recent Social Security benefits award letters or statements for Railroad Retirement benefits, Veterans benefits, pensions and annuities.
If you do not have these documents, provide us with your best estimate so that we can tell you whether you are likely to qualify for extra help with your prescription drug costs. This information is to help you complete the application. You will not have to submit the documents unless contacted by a Social Security representative.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Click here for details.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA),
Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging in Waycross, GA
1725 South Georgia Parkway West
Waycross, GA 31501
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC),
Southern Georgia AAA
Fax: (912) 285-6126
Toll Free: 1-888-732-4464
Many tribal organizations
For information about how to contact these organizations, visit Eldercare.gov.
To learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage, visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
This information is prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Drug Information & Warnings Recall Report
Unlike the sites below, Recall Report has an 800 number for answers and assistance. Not only does Recall Report have dangerous drugs, products and side effects, it lists recall and alert information along with the latest news, corporate information and lawsuits.
Visit Recall Report on the web or call 877-850-7059 C
We have been approached by Rx Dangers to list their website. http://www.rxdangers.com/ seems to cover the entire gambit of medical issues: Dangerous Drugs, Medical Devices, News Alerts, lawsuits etc. We would like to express our gratitude for their request. We gladly post their website. Drugs.com
If you are just interested in a kind of Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) with pill identifiers, interactions, new drugs and recalls, you may go to: https://www.drugs.com/