Prescription medication is expensive. If you’ve been prescribed multiple prescription drugs then meeting the costs can be a challenge. Individuals with no health insurance or prescription drug benefit through health insurance can apply for prescription assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies. You will be required to furnish a doctor’s consent and proof of your financial status.

Check if you qualify for help offered by the following organizations –

  • The Partnership for Prescription Assistance acts as a bridge between deserving patients without prescription drug coverage and programs that are best suited for their needs. Many can avail free medication. Contact 1-888-477-2669.
  • Together Rx Access enables patients without prescription drug coverage to achieve impressive savings on many branded and generic drugs. It also directs patients to resources for medical coverage. Contact 1-800-444-4106.

Mental Health America has local and state offices that provide information about prescription assistance programs. The state Medicaid office is another place to gain information about sources for discounted drugs and also prescription assistance programs.

Medicare Rights Center is an impressive repository of information about state and national assistance programs, discount cards for drugs, internet pharmacies that sell drugs at a discount, and drug price comparison websites. If you need help to pay for prescription drugs, then this is a good online resource.

RX Hope lets you download applications for prescription assistance programs.

RX Assist provides detailed information on drug discount cards, programs that help with generic medicines, and those that assist with medical co-pays. You can also search for free and low-cost health care.

If you wish to search for assistance programs that help individuals with particular conditions, then check Needy Meds. Many programs listed on the site offer wide ranging monetary help with other aspects of family living that come under financial strain, such as paying utility bills. The site also provides a list of state-sponsored programs. Apply to these programs by contacting 1-888-477-2669.

Your doctor will be able to advise you on how to cut costs. Using generic drugs instead of prescription medicine is a cost saver. Doctors stock free samples. These are often distributed among deserving patients. Compare the price of medications sold by local chemists.


There are many prescription savings cards that allow both insured and uninsured individuals to gain access to cheaper medicines. FamilyWize is one such prescription discount card. It is free for all. You can save an average 54% of the cost on mental health medication.


With Medicare Part D, recipients of Medicare benefits can expect help in paying for branded and generic drugs. This program is open to everyone on Medicare. There are two plans on offer – Medicare Prescription Drugs Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. The latter is a more detailed plan that offers broad-based health cover.