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BenefitsCheckUp quickly finds federal, state and private benefit programs available to help you save money on prescription drugs, health care, utilities, taxes, and more. Click below to give us some basic information and view a personal report on the benefits you may qualify for.

AARP's Discount Mail Order Program. Call 800-289-8849 or go to this link.


Disability Resources. A nonprofit org. that provides information about resources for independent living. Resources listed by by state.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance. For a free directory, call 800-762-4636 or go to:


Needy Meds. A site devoted to helping you find the medication you need for free or at a cost you can afford.


Veteran and MIlitary Benefits. If you are a veteran call 877-222-8387 or go to:


Patient Assistance Directory Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America
Call for booklet: 1-888-477-2669 . At least 42 companies will provide free medicine to uninsured patients in need. Your Doctor must attest it would be a hardship for you to buy them.


Purdue Pharma Patient Assistance Program P.O. Box 66547 St. Louis, MO 63166-6547 1-(800) 599-6070 (phone) Physician requests should be directed to: 1-(800) 599-6070 (phone) Drugs covered: Oxycontin, OxyIR


New York State residents can join EPIC if they are 65 or older, and have an annual income of $35,000 or less if single, or $50,000 or less if married. Seniors who receive full Medicaid benefits or have other prescription coverage that is better than EPIC are not eligible for EPIC benefits. EPIC is a cost sharing program. Seniors with moderate incomes pay a low quarterly fee, and participate in the Fee Plan. Seniors with higher incomes meet an annual deductible, and participate in the Deductible Plan. Those who pay a fee or meet their deductible make a copayment at the pharmacy when purchasing prescriptions.
Click here to visit the program's web site.



Contact Information 1-(866) 755-6479 (phone)

MiRx Card Application Form ( documents/MiRx_brochure_ 150dpi_103392_7.pdf)

There is no age limit to participate in the MiRx Card program. When individuals fill out the application, they should include all eligible members of their family or household. Once your application is completed and processed, eligible applicants will receive their own MiRx card in the mail within two weeks along with a list of participating pharmacies in their area. To be eligible, applicants must: * Be a resident of the State of Michigan * Have no other prescription drug coverage * Have an income level at or below the state¹s median income level.

Beneficiaries of the MiRx Card program will save as much as 20 percent off the retail prices they would normally pay as a cash customer. The MiRx Card program is free. There is no cost for the card. There is no cost to enroll in the program. And, the MiRx Card is easy to use. MiRx Card holders will take their prescription and their MiRx card to their local participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will fill the prescription and charge the MiRx discounted price.


McNeil Pediatrics, A Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.

Contact Information Patient Assistance Program P.O. Box 221857 Charlotte, NC 28222-1857 1-(800) 652-6227 (phone) 1-(888) 526-5168 (fax)

Physician should contact: Patient Assistance Program P.O. Box 221857 Charlotte, NC 28222-1857 1-(800) 652-6227 (phone)

Drugs covered by program: Concerta Extended-Release Tablets CII, Flexeril Tablets, Pancrease, Pancrease MT Capsules

Program will ensure that McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals prescription products Concerta® (methylphenidate HCL) Extended-Release Tablets CII; Flexeril® (cyclobenzaprine HCL) Tablets; Pancrease® MT (pancrelipase) Capsules will be provided free of charge to those U.S. residents who lack access to prescription drug coverage and meet specific financial criteria. Medicare LIS (Low Income Subsidy) eligible patients are not eligible to receive assistance through the Patient Assistance Program. Patients receiving benefits under a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan are not eligible to receive assistance through the Patient Assistance Program, however program eligibility exceptions for Medicare Part D enrollees based on significant financial or medical need will be considered. If necessary, patients may reapply after initial supply.


Massachusetts Customer Service Center

Contact Information: MassHealth Customer Service Center Central Processing Unit PO Box 290794 Charlestown, MA 02129-0214 1-(800) 841-2900 (phone) Medical Benefit Request ( docs/masshealth/appforms/ mbr.pdf)

The Division of Medical Assistance manages MassHealth. MassHealth pays for health care for certain low- and medium-income people living in Massachusetts who are under age 65 and who are not living in nursing homes or other long-term-care facilities.

These include:
- families with children under age 19
- children under age 19
- pregnant women
- people out of work for a long time
- disabled people
- adults who work for a qualified employer
- people who are HIV positive

The Division offers health-care benefits directly or by paying part or all of your health-insurance premiums. Certain persons aged 65 or older may also be eligible for MassHealth if they are parents or caretaker relatives of children under age 19, or are disabled and working 40 or more hours a month. The Division will decide if you are eligible and give you the most complete coverage that you qualify for.
Visit the program's web site.

Louisiana Elderly Affairs

Contact Information: Office of Elderly Affairs P.O. Box 80374 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 1-(225) 342-7100 (phone) 1-(225) 342-7133 (fax)

Physicians should direct requests to: Office of Elderly Affairs Office of the Governor P.O. Box 80374 1-(225) 342-7100 (phone)

Who's covered.
Seniors age 60 and older who are legal Louisiana residents.
Seniors with an income below 300% of the poverty level.
Seniors with a chronic illness taking prescribed daily medications for the condition.
Seniors who do not have insurance covering medications. Seniors who have not voluntarily cancelled state/federal prescription drug programs or a private reimbursement plan within 6 months.
SenioRx does not provide assistance for obtaining short-term medicines to meet acute needs, including antibiotics.


KCHIP in Kentucky

PO Box 1704 Louisville, KY 402011-(877) 524-4718 (phone)


Kansas Healthwave Program

Contact Information: Healthwave PO Box 3599 Topeka, KS 66601 1-(800) 792-4884 (phone)
Applicant must be a resident of Kansas.


Illinois Access to Care.

Contact Information: Access to Care 2225 Enterprise Drive Suite 2504 Westchester, IL 60154 1-(708) 531-0680 (phone) 1-(708) 531-0686 (fax)

Your family must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, you may not have health insurance (or a deductible of $500 or more per person), you must be ineligible for Medicaid or Medicare and residence in suburban Cook County There are Non-Refundable Annual Enrollment Fees: $20 for one person, $40 for two people, $50 for three or more people in one family. Fees are based on family size of eligible applicants. A family is defined as husband, wife, and number of children under age 21. To register for an appointment, call 708-531-0680. Registration is also available by mail.


Contact Information 1-(866) 728-4368 (phone)

Products covered: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, Agenerase, Albenza, Amerge, Amoxil, Arixtra, Augmentin ES, Augmentin XR, Augmentin, Avandamet, AVANDARYL Tablets, Avandia, Avodart, Bactroban Cream, BACTROBAN Nasal, Bactroban Ointment, Beconase AQ, Ceftin, Combivir, COREG CR, Coreg, Daraprim, Dexedrine, Dyazide, Epivir, Epivir-HBV, Epzicom, Flonase, Flovent, FLOVENT HFA w/dosage counter, Fortaz, Imitrex, Lamictal, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin, Lexiva, Lotronex, Malarone, Mepron, Parnate, Paxil CR, Paxil IR, RELENZA, Requip, Retrovir, Serevent Diskus, Timentin, Trizivir, Valtrex, Ventolin, HFA, VERAMYST™ Nasal Spray, VESIcare, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin, Zantac Efferdose, Zantac, Ziagen, Zinacef, Zofran ODT, Zofran, Zovirax, Zyban.
Program is Advocate-based. All contact for the Patient is through an Advocate. Please visit website ( for more information. GSK Access, a new Patient Assistance Program, began in January 2007 for low income and disabled Medicare Part D participants. Please visit the website ( for more details.


Eli Lilly and Company

Contact: Lilly Cares PO Box 230999 Centerville, VA 20120 1-(800) 545-6962 (phone)

Physician should direct requests to: Lilly Cares P.O. Box 230999 Centreville, VA 20120 1-(800) 545-6962 (phone)

Drugs covered: Cymbalta, Evista, Humalog, Humulin, Prozac Weekly, Prozac, Reopro, Strattera, Symbyax, Zyprexa.
Lilly Cares Application

Patients must be legal U.S. residents. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility is based on the patient's income level, and lack of third- party drug coverage (including Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Medicaid, private Rx insurance, government-subsidized clinics, and other government, community, or private programs). Inpatients and those who can obtain drug reimbursement from any source are not eligible. Requests for replacement drugs cannot be honored. Medications are provided directly to the physician for dispensing to the patient. Quantity of supply is dependent upon type of product being prescribed, but usually in 4 month supply. All Lilly medications must be used as recommended in product labeling. Enrollment period is for 1 year, and refills are requested by Fax Refill Form(included in the shipment) by the prescriber. Final eligibility can only be determined by completing an application.


Delaware Prescription Assistance Program

Lewis Building, DHSS Campus, Herman Holloway Sr. Campus 1901 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720 1-(800) 996-9969 (phone)

You must reside in the state of Delaware and be at least 65 years old or qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Your income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Individuals with income over 200% of FPL can qualify if they have prescription costs exceeding 40% of their income.

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