Glossary Prescription Assistance
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
A program administered by a pharmaceutical company that provides financial assistance with prescription drug costs. PAPs offer no cost or discounted prescription drugs to those who qualify. These programs are offered by the Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Companies on a voluntary basis.
An individual who has insurance that covers only some health care costs. Example of those that may find themselves under insured even though they have a traditional health insurance policies are those that are covered with a major medical policy, Health Savings Account(HSA), policy with limited prescription drug coverage.
An individual who has no health coverage or prescription drug coverage.
Overview of Prescription Assistance Programs
Pharmaceutical Companies offer Prescription Assistance Programs in order to provide free or discounted medication for individuals who are: uninsured; underinsured; or ineligible for government assistance with prescription drug coverage.
Program that offers no cost prescription drugs to those who meet the eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements are usually based on income, members of household, must be without prescription drug coverage and ineligible for government assistance with prescription drug coverage.
Prescription savings and discount programs are for qualified individuals and families without prescription drug coverage but are above the income guidelines to receive their medications at no cost.
Varies types of programs for individual and families in special circumstances provides by the Pharmaceutical Company sponsored programs
There a variety of Prescription Assistance Programs available to help you better manage your condition such as:
A program that offers selected antibiotics at no cost to anyone, regardless of insurance coverage.
Programs providing a reduced cost prescription drug plan for on selected generic medications.
Programs for those with critical illness such as and are in need of cancer medicines and non-cancer medicines.
Other critical illnesses that can be taken into special circumstance are those with HIV, Auto Immune Disorders, Organ Transplants, Hepatitis, AIDS.
Programs provides no cost medicines to people enrolled in a Medicare drug plan who meet the program requirements. Provide medicines to people who choose not to enroll in Medicare drug plan who meet the program requirements.
What makes a person eligible for these Prescription Assistance Programs?
Each pharmaceutical company will have its own eligibility requirements. The eligibility requirements are usually based on income, members of household, must be without prescription drug coverage and ineligible for government assistance with prescription drug coverage. Total medical cost may also be considered.
Is every medication available on a Prescription Assistance Program?
There are over 2700 medications available on Prescription Assistance Programs.
Brand name products have programs directly from its manufacture. Many selected generic medications are also available on the programs. Medications for these specific illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Aids, Cancer, HIV, Auto Immune Disorders, Organ Transplant or other rare disorders are extremely expensive and are therefore subject to special circumstance or exceptional medical hardship guidelines by the companies that manufacture them.
How long does it take to get the medication from the Prescription Assistance Programs?
The timeline will vary with each company and individual circumstance. When applying for more than one medication, the applicant should be aware that they would arrive at different times, since it is manufactured and sponsored by different companies. The timeline will vary with each company and individual circumstance. When applying for more than one medication, the applicant should be aware that they would arrive at different times, since it is manufactured and sponsored by different companies.
How do individuals that meet the eligibility requirements receive their medications?
This will vary depending on the pharmaceutical company, and the type of medication. The medication will either be sent to the prescribing physician’s office, or directly to the patient’s house. Some programs may send a voucher or card that is taken to your local pharmacy and redeemed. Specific information on how it is dispensed can be discussed when applying for the program.
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For further information regarding our program or to order your prescription assistance card, please contact Michael Hargrove, Outreach Coordinator, Community Assistance Program, at 904-772-4405. You may also email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.