Nationwide Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs


Medicine

As of mid 2007, at least 42 states have established or authorized some type of program to provide pharmaceutical coverage or assistance. They are usually called "Patient Assistance Programs". The subsidy programs, utilize state funds to pay for a portion of the costs, usually for a defined population that meets enrollment criteria. Some states use discounts or bulk purchasing approaches to assist residents.

* If your state does not have a pharmaceutical assistance program, other assistance may be available. Also, contact your local Area Agency on Aging to see if there are other statewide assistance programs for help with paying for prescription drugs.

Alabama
800-243-5463
Kentucky
877-293-7447
North Dakota
888-575-6611
Alaska
800-478-6065
Louisiana
877-340-9100
Ohio
866-301-6446
Arizona
888-227-8315
Maine
866-796-2463
Oklahoma
800-511-7410
Arkansas
866-695-6508
Maryland
800-551-5995
Oregon
877-877-7637
California
800-434-0222
Massachusetts
800-243-4636
Pennsylvania
800-225-7223  
Colorado
Michigan
800-259-8016
Rhode Island
401-462-4000
Connecticut
860-832-9265
Minnesota
800-333-2433 
South Carolina
888-549-0820
Delaware
800-996-9969
Mississippi
South Dakota
605-773-3656
District of Columbia Missouri
800-375-1406
Tennessee
888-816-1680
Florida
800-963-5337
Montana
866-369-1233
Texas
Phone Numbers
Georgia Nebraska Utah
866-221-0265
Hawaii
Phone Numbers
Nevada
866-303-6323
Vermont
800-250-8427  
Idaho
888-477-2669
New Hampshire
866-634-9412
Virginia
804-786-6145 
Illinois
800-226-0768  
New Jersey
800-792-9745
Washington
206-521-2027
Indiana
866-267-4679
New Mexico
West Virginia
877-321-2652
Iowa
866-282-5817
New York
800-332-3742
Wisconsin
800-657-2038
Kansas
800-860-5260
North Carolina
888-488-6279
Wyoming
800-438-5785

 

 

Some state assistance programs provide “wrap around” benefits.  Generally, this means they combine a set of federally-funded benefits with another package of state-funded benefits, enabling the enrollee to pay lower out-of-pocket charges for prescriptions than with the federal program alone, or to receive a type of drug not available through Medicare. Use the list below to see what is offered or contact your State Insurance Information Program

 

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