Get your prescription medications for free.

Can’t afford your medication? Don’t have a regular doctor? Uninsured?

Developed & designed by Jonathan Bates A project for Restorative Justice, Inc. South Metro Re-Entry Services Cynthia Breen Advocacy Foundation, Inc. The people of Hennepin County & Minnesota

You can see a doctor and get your prescription medications for free.

Hennepin County Resources, Minnesota July 2012

Use these free & low-cost resources to get back on your meds, see a doctor and much more:
Free clinics & health services:
Assured Access

Websites
Together Rx Access Program  Bridges To Access (GlaxoSmithKline)  Merck Patient Assistance Program

Additional prescription programs + services
togetherrxaccess.com bridgestoaccess.gsk.com merck.com/merckhelps (800) 444-4106 (888) 825-5209 (800) 727-5400

Mpls & MN (Statewide)
(612) 348-6141

Assured Access is a Hennepin County program available to Hennepin County residents who do not qualify for other public programs. There are eligibility requirements. ...................................................

 MN Disability Prescription Drug Program  UCare MN Drug Cost Assistance for Seniors  MN Disability Prescription Drug Program

http://goo.gl/1H7Wx http://goo.gl/UZ9pU http://goo.gl/1H7Wx

(866) 333-2466

Children’s Defense Fund MN

(651) 227-6121

(866) 333-2466

Helps uninsured or poorly insured families with children understand some of their health care options. Clinics are listed by county. Many listed clinics serve adults as well. ...................................................

Most popular & useful programs
The MN Drug Card mndrugcard.com

Migrant Health Services, Inc.

(218) 236-6502
Free card, no eligibility requirements, discount prices. Useful for the uninsured and under-insured. Helps pay for prescription drugs insurance does not cover. Call (888) 952-8376 for more details or to register, which may be done online as well. .......................................................................................

Migrant Health Services, Inc. has seven health centers and two mobile units that offer low-cost health care on a sliding fee scale during the summer months to farm workers in certain counties, provide services to retired and disabled farm workers & have programs to assist victims of abuse. ...................................................

Portico HealthNet

(651) 603-5100

Portico HealthNet refers callers to community clinics that were formerly part of the Neighborhood Health Care Network (NHCN) in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas and to other community clinics throughout the state. The clinics provide a wide range of services including primary/preventive services, prenatal care, reproductive services, and dental care.

RxAssist

rxassist.org

Free card, no eligibility requirements, discount prices. Useful for the uninsured and under-insured, with eligibility requirements for acceptance into this program. You must register on-line to use their site to locate patient assistance programs. Helpful features include searchable database of prescription drugs by drug name or manufacturer. Site is updated daily, and has been called “the Web’s most current and comprehensive directory of patient assistance programs.” Sponsored by Volunteers in Health Care and supported by the non-profit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Free & discounted prescription drug programs
BenefitsCheckUp

Web/Phone

benefitscheckup.org

This web site helps you determine if you qualify for any government or private programs that provide lower cost prescription drugs. This service is provided by the National Council on Aging. ...................................................

You need your medications. Make sure you get them:
Most of the assistance programs offered in this brochure are geared for the general public, and offer the most-prescribed drugs at no or little cost... without making your application process into a paperwork mess or subjecting you to unreasonable delays. But some people have a hard time qualifying or finding a program when their situation involves:  Rare medications  Experimental treatments  Newly recognized diseases/conditions  Missing/sparse medical records  Incomplete or inaccurate applications

Tips for success:
 Carefully follow application instructions Send copies of ALL documentation required with your application (when required)  Make your own copy of each application pack Always give accurate and truthful information  If finding documentation is a problem, include a note in your application saying so: you can also ask what alternative may be acceptable

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

pparx.org

PPA is a “single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies,” and enables access to over 2,500 prescription drugs. Additional resources include: a free/low-cost clinic finder by zip code; co-payment programs for certain health care costs to patients who qualify; and live telephone support at (888) 477-2669. ...................................................

NeedyMeds

needymeds.org

This resource provides information on programs that offer lower priced drugs; the website lets you confirm your medications are listed and which programs you may qualify to utilize. Additional resources: disease-based resources; free/low cost clinics in your area; information about many discount drug card programs and how to apply.

For emergencies and life-threatening situations, always dial 911 right away.

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