(Free, Low-Cost, OR Designed To Save You Money!)

Health Emergency Lifeline Program   (H.E.L.P.)
1726 Howard Street
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-832-3300 OR  888-435-5655
Agency staff provide client advocacy with the Michigan AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), insurance carriers and medication providers (pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies). In extenuating circumstances, HELP has a limited pool of funds to support emergency medication needs that cannot be met with other resources. Short-term assistance may be provided for co-pays and health insurance premiums or COBRA payments to support uninterrupted access to medical coverage.  Must have
HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. 

Community Care Services
26184 West Outer Drive
Lincoln Park, MI  48145
Phone:  313-389-7500

Joy-Southfield Health & Education Center
18917 Joy Road
Detroit MI  48228
Phone:  313-581-7773
Prescription assistance

Joyfield Caregivers
5780 Evergreen
Detroit MI  48228
Phone:  313-271-6390
Help with medication thru their Medical Emergency Pharmaceutical Program (MEPPS) for Detroit seniors.

American Indian Health & Family Service
4880 Lawndale Street
Detroit MI  48210
Phone:  313-846-6030  OR  313-846-3718
Low-cost prescription program.

Brownstown MI Community Center
Phone:  734-675-0920
Seniors over age 65 who have no insurance coverage could be eligible to participate in one of several
free or discounted prescription programs.  For information, call the center at the number above.

Covenant Community Care    
559  Grand Blvd.
Detroit  MI  48216
Phone:  313-554-1095
1700 Waterman
Detroit  MI  48209
Phone: 313-841-1699
27776 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak MI  48067
Phone:  248-556-4900


Saline Social Service Inc.
131 E. Michigan Avenue
Box 404
Saline MI  48176
Phone: 734-429-4570
Helps with medications for those that live within the Saline School District.

Family Medical Center of Michigan
770 Riverside Drive
Adrian MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-1800
Only patients of the Family Medical Center are eligible for the presciption program!
See Monroe County listing as well.

Community Action Agency               
400 West South
Adrian MI   49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  OR 800-438-1845
Prescription Assistance Program.


Medical Outreach Free Clinic    
Provides free medical care & medications to low-income (>185% of poverty) uninsured
persons at the below locations & times:
St. Maximillians
23 & North      598-3314
1st Monday of month--8:45 a.m. to noon
Clinton Community Health
34750 Village Road
Clinton Twp.     792-8846
8:45 a.m. to noon on some other Mondays
Mt. Clemens Community Health Outreach Program
169 N. Walnut
Mt. Clemens     469-7694
8:45 a.m. to noon on every Tuesday & Thursdays

Prescription Resource Network      
Phone:   586-263-2110  (ages 19-59)
                586-469-6316  (ages 60+)
Helps low-income Macomb residents without prescription coverage to apply and reapply for
free prescriptions from pharmaceutical companies.  There is a fee of $25 per year.  Income
requirements of the pharmaceutical companies vary. 

Macomb County Senior Center Services
Phone: 586-469-6313
Discount programs for prescription drugs.

Downriver Community Services     
Phone:  586-749-5173
Provides services for the homeless at local shelters (includes persons  in transitional housing, motels,
& "doubling up").  Services include primary health care, emergency dental, vision, prescriptions
and substance abuse services.

Neighbors Caring For Neighbors Free Clinic   
Phone:  586-469-3750 (Mt. Clemens)
               586-336-9288 (Washington Twp.)
               586-756-7005 (Warren)
For Macomb residents with no health insurance (including Medicaid deductible, Medicare, and Macomb
Care Connect) and annual income below $30,000.  Charges are based on ability to pay (a partial fee for
labs most often applies).   Wait can be 4-5 hours---appointments preferred!  Medical services are provided
by Nurse Practioners that treat both acute illnesses and chronic conditions, including exams, lab tests,
X-rays, referrals, writing prescriptions, & limited help with medications. 


Family Medical Center of Michigan
8765 Lewis Avenue
Temperance, MI  48182
Phone: 734-847-3802  OR 877-FMC4MED
120 Medical Center Drive
Carleton MI  48117
Phone:  734-654-2169  OR  888-FMC4MED
ONLY patients of Family Medical Center are eligible to use the Discount Pharmacy Program! 
See Lenawee County above also!

The Salvation Army
815 East First Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-0440
Prescription drug assistance

Monroe County Commission on Aging
29 Washington Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-240-7363
Limited assistance with prescription costs for Monroe County residents who are 60 years of age or older.

The Salvation Army
815 E. First Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-0404
Limited assistance is available for prescription drugs, including help with cost of co-pays.


Open Door Outreach Center    
7170 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford MI  48327
Phone: 248-360-2930
Provides assistance to low to moderate income families experiencing emergency-related medical needs,
as funding permits.  Services families in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Walled Lake and parts of Wixom.  Referrals fro other agencies are also accepted.

Rochester Area Neighborhood House  (RANH)
1234 Inglewood   PO Box 80112
Rochester MI  48308-0112
Phone:  249-651-5836

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Central Office:
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2645
South Office
345 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale MI  48220
Phone:  248-542-5860


American Red Cross
Washtenaw County Chapter
4624 Packard Road
Ann Arbor MI  48108
Phone:  734-971-5300 OR  866-971-5300
Provides prescription medication replacement and other such necessities during disasters.

Pfizer Inc. is unveiling a new program that will let people who have lost their jobs and health insurance keep taking some widely prescribed Pfizer medications for free for up to one year. 
More than 70 of its prescription drugs will be provided at no cost regardless of prior income,
who lost jobs since Jan. 1st, 2009 and have been on the Pfizer drug for three months or more.  Applicants will have to sign a statement that they are suffering financial hardship and provide
a "pink slip" or similar employer notice.  Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31st, 2009
with medication provided for up to 12 months after approval--or until the person becomes insured again.  Patients can call a toll-free number, 866-706-2400 to sign up and those whose drugs are not included in the program will be referred to other company aid programs.  Starting July 1st, 2009, patients can also apply through the website,, which has information about other Pfizer aid programs. 

Check out websites such as which provides price comparisons.  Type in the
drug, dosage and your zip code to find pharmacies that carry the generic equivalent of a medicine
at a discount, often for $4 or less.

Call your County Health Department as many offer free contraceptives or other medicines!

Su Familia
National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
1501 16th Street
Washington, DC  20036
Phone:  1-866-783-2645  OR  202-387-5000

The Medicine Program
P.O. Box 1089
Poplar Bluff, MO  63902
Phone:  1-866-694-3893
Prescription Assistance  M-F  8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Provides assistance to patients who cannot afford their prescription medication by helping
qualified individuals to enroll in existing patient assistance programs that provide medicine
free-of-charge.  Individuals must meet sponsoring program criteria. 
Note:  Medicine is sent to the patient's physician for prescribing.

Needy Meds
PO Box 219
Gloucester, MA  01931
Do not phone, use email only!

Sharing the Care/Pfizer Prescription Help
Phone:  1-800-984-1500  OR  800-717-6005
Pfizer program helps pay for 8 medicines, Cardura/Diflucan/Glucotrol XL/Norvasc/
Procardia XL/ Zithromax/Zoloft and Zyrtec for people without insurance.

Merck Patient Assistance Program
One Merck Drive
PO Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ  08889-0100
Phone:  800-727-5400
Provides medicine free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured, who,
without our assistance could not afford Merck medicines.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK Access)
PO Box 52046
Phoenix, AZ  85072-2046
Phone:  888-825-5249
"GSK For You" features information on patient assistance programs from other resources too.

Lilly Answers
Phone: 877-RX-LILLY  OR  877-795-4559
Allows Medicare recipients with no other Rx coverage to pay only $12 a month for each Lilly prescription if income is below $18,000 per year (single) or $24,000 per year (couple).

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Phone: 800-277-2254
Provides assistance to patients experiencing financial hardship who have no third-party
insurance coverage for their medicines.

Ortho Biotech Products
Patients must meet financial and other program specific criteria to be eligible for assistance.

Pharmacia Corporation
Phone: 877-744-5675

Purdue Pharma
Provides free medication to people who otherwise cannot afford their medications.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Phone: 800-736-0003
Provides temporary assistance to qualifying patients with a financial hardship who generally
have no private prescription drug insurance and are not enrolled in a prescription drug coverage
plan through Medicaid or any other federal, state or local health program.

Most pharmaceutical companies have programs for low-income and underinsured individuals, whereby they ship free prescription drugs either right to your door or to your doctor's office.

Simply ask your pharmacist for the name of the MANUFACTURER for your prescription medications. 
Then call the toll-free number for that company and ask for that company's PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  You must NOT be on Medicaid or Medicare to qualify.

One program, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is run by Merck and a few other pharmaceutical companies and is endorsed by Montel Williams who appears in their ads.   The PPA has helped more than 2.5 million uninsured and underinsured patients in 2006, including Americans from all 50 states.  They now have the "Help is Here Express" program that features two buses crisscrossing the country, signing up people who need help with their prescription drug costs.  They are stopping in hundreds of large urban areas and small country towns to raise awareness and help educate patients about the importance of these assistance programs.  With just one phone call or a visit to their Website, patients can gain access to programs that pay for more than 2,500 brand name and generic medicines, which treat a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. 
Call 888-4-PPA-NOW (888-477-2669) OR visit

World Medical Relief Prescription Assistance    
21725 Melrose Avenue    (new address!)
Southfield, MI                                        
Phone:  313-866-5333        
For persons in Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties age 18 and older who do not have
prescription drug coverage and meet income levels below and are not currently enrolled
in Medicaid.   Seniors with Medicare Part D may be eligible.
Income guidelines:
One person maximum income cannot exceed $19,000.
Two persons maximum income cannot exceed $31,000.  Add $300 per dependent.
Eligible participants will be charged $8.30 per prescription plus a small postage fee. 
Applications and medications can be mailed to your home!
Other services available through World Medical Relief include durable medical equipment such
as hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower chairs, walkers, canes; also basic medical and colostomy supplies, liquid nutrition and incontinent products.

Catholic Social Services
305 Michigan Ave.  10th Floor
Detroit MI  48226
Phone: 313-237-5905
Emergency funds for medication.

CAAHP—Project Bismutha                 
4171 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights MI
CAAHP Project Bismutha joined the Chaldean Community Foundation to provide free medical services for uninsured Iraqi Christians. CAAHP is a compassionate group of medical professionals within our community that work to deliver quality donated medical care to Project Bismutha clients
in need.
Project Bismutha is open to adult members of the Metro Detroit Iraqi Christian community who are: Between the ages of 19 and 64 years old
Completely medically uninsured
Meet the financial eligibility guidelines
Not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare
Legal residents of the United States
Available Services include:
Access to discount prescription medication

Phone:  1-800-918-3799  OR 313-640-4497
An organization that facilitates the delivery of medications from the drug companies directly
to the patient's doctor's office. These drugs are free or nearly free.  You DO NOT have to have prescription coverage!

Together Rx Access, LLC
PO Box 9426
Wilmington, DE  19809-9944
Phone: 800-444-4106
Sponsored by 10 pharmaceutical companies.  The applicant must not have any type of prescription coverage and not be eligible for Medicare.  Must be a legal resident of U.S.  Average savings of 25
to 40% on prescriptions.  Annual income must be less than $30,000 for an individual and $40,000
for a couple, $50,000 for a family of three, $60,000 for a family of four, $70,000 for a family of five.  Families of six or more OR residents of Alaska and Hawaii should contact Together RX Access at
1-800-444-4106 for household income information.

Wayne County Senior Prescription Savings Program
640 Temple, Suite 370
Detroit MI  48201-2558
To receive a card, call 313-224-0884  (new number!)  W.C. Commissioner Burton Leland
If you are a Wayne County resident age 55 and older, and have no other co-pay coverage, then you may qualify for any drug that requires a physician's prescription and a prescription mail-order service with thousands of participating pharmacies nationwide.  The program provides 10-50% savings on prescription drugs purchased in this wide network of pharmacies. 
All Wayne County residents can now save money on the new Wayne County Discount Prescription Card Program announced Feb. 2009!  The discount applies to all medications and can be used in addition to private prescription coverage.  The amount saved varies on the particular drug being purchased.  The card is free and provides savings of up to 75% on prescription medications with an average of 30%.  The card can also be used to purchase some pet medications that are available at participating pharmacies. There are no income restrictions
to qualify and no forms have to be filled out.

The Michigan Retailers Association is offering a new program that would help people save money
on prescription drugs. The FREE RX Card is available and free to everyone--there is no age, income or other eligibility requirements.  Cardholders will be able to receive discounts averaging 35% off the cost of a prescription, with savings of up to 75% off generic prescriptions.  More than 2,000 pharmacies in Michigan--including all major chains and many independents--are participating in the program.  Anyone can obtain a card by visiting the Michigan Retailers Association website ( and downloading a card. The website also can be used to locate a nearby participating pharmacy and to determine the discounted price. 

Macomb County Senior Prescription Program
21885 Dunham Road 
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone:  586-469-6313
For all Macomb County residents and their dependents who have no presciption coverage
and who enroll and receive a card.  Helps by giving discounts on retail prices to individuals
who purchase their prescriptions.  Average discount is 30%.

MiRX   (Michigan Prescription Drug Discount Card)
Phone: 866-755-6479
Website: (info & app)
Offers discounts of 20% off drug costs for people without prescription drug coverage
with annual income below $27,930 for one, $37,470 for 2, $47,010 for 3, $56,550 for 4.

Oakland County Prescription Program
Phone:  866-731-7213
All ages, age 60 & over regardless of income, if age 59 and under.  Annual fee of $14.00 per
person, $20.00 per family.
Oakland County Prescription Relief
Phone: 866-378-4686
For low-income individuals with no prescription coverage if you make less than $19,000 a year
or $31,000 per family.  $8.00 per prescription.

MiRx Prescription Savings Program
MiRx Enrollment
PO Box 30412
Lansing, MI  48909
Phone:  866-755-6479
The Michigan RX Card which offers discount prescriptions, is now available FREE to anyone regardless of age or income.  People with insurance can use the program if they are high deductibles OR they are in need of non-formulary drugs that insurance plans do not cover.  Seniors citizens on Medicare Part D also can benefit from this card during the "gap period," known as the "doughnut hole".  Every major pharmacy accepts the program, with Kmart being the preferred pharmacy.  There are more than 1,800 pharmacies throughout Michigan that participate in the program.  A complete list of the locations can be found at the above website.  The Michigan RX Card also works with nonprofit organizations who help people with prescription costs. 

MiChild is a health care program administered by the Michigan Department of Community Health. 
It is for the low-income uninsured childdren of Michigan's working families. 
To apply call 517-373-3740 OR  visit their website at

AZ Medicine & Me
Phone: 800-AZandME
For people in Medicare Part D, you will pay no more than $25 for a typical 30-day supply of each AstraZeneca medicine.  There is no cost to sign up.  Call to see if you qualify.

Veterans Programs
Phone: 877-222-8387

Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Road  Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
Phone: 800-852-9781 OR  248-433-1011
A Medication Assistance Program that is offered by the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. 
Pays up to $500 per year for Parkinson's-related medications for those who do not currently
have prescription coverage.

American Kidney Foundation
6110 Executive Blvd.  #1010
Rockville MD  20852
Phone: 800-638-8299
Provides pharmacy help to patients with kidney problems.

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
State Office:
1169 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor MI  48108
Phone: 800-482-1455
1900 E. Jefferson #222
Detroit MI  48207
Phone:  313-259-1514
411 E. 3rd Street  #2
Flint MI  48503
Phone: 810-232-0522  OR 810-232-0533
Provides drug bank and should be used after all other resources have been exhausted. 
The foundation will pay $750 toward the cost of medications for people with kidney disease
who do not have insurance coverage.

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone: 800-482-3041
Helps people who have hemophilia find resources to pay for their medications. 

National Organization for Rare Disorders  (NORD)
PO Box 1968
55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury CT  06813-1968
Phone:  800-999-6673 (voice mail only) OR  203-744-0100
If you have any kind of rare condition at all, check this website as they cover many types
of conditions!

Michigan HIV/AIDS Drug Assistance Program
109 Michigan Avenue, 9th floor
Lansing, MI  48913
Phone:  517-241-5911 OR 888-826-6565    
Provides assistance in paying for certain HIV related medications for people who meet
eligibility criteria.  Call for details.

AIDS Partnership of Michigan
2751 E. Jefferson  Suite 301
Detroit MI   48207
Phone:  313-446-9800  OR   800-515-3434
Prescription help among many other services.

Myasthenia Gravis Association
5523 E. Nine Mile Road
Southfield MI 
Phone:  586-755-9100
Provides mail-order medication for the drugs Mestinon and Prednisone for people diagnosed
with Myasthenia Gravis.

Lupus Alliance
26507 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores  MI  48081
Phone: 586-775-8310  OR 800-705-6677
Provides one-time emergency assistance to members of the alliance that have been diagnosed
with Lupus.  $25 per year.  Subsidized counseling for people with lupus and their families along
with on-site counseling services and provides crisis intervention.  Assists with resources for the underinsured.  Resources for medical equipment loans.

Crown Pharmacy
24401 Plymouth Rd.
Redford MI  48239
Phone:  313-532-DRUG  (3532)
Crown Pharmacy works collaboratively with area AIDS service organizations to provide access
to HIV/AIDS-related medications.  Also provides statewide UPS delivery of prescriptions, free of charge.

Crossroads of Michigan--Main Office
2424 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI  48208
Phone:  313-831-2787
Crossroads of Michigan--East Office
14641 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit MI  48215
Phone:  313-822-4441
Prescription assistance.


Meijer stores offer some antibiotics, Meformin (for diabetics) and pre-natal vitamins FREE!  
Check the Meijer website for a current list of free antibiotics at

Any Walmart or Sam's Club and Target Pharmacies!   Will provide up to a 30-day supply of generic drugs on the current list of covered drugs for $4 per prescription fill or refill--it must
be picked up in person.  The current list online at

Kroger has now started selling $4 generic prescription drugs at its Michigan pharmacies also! 
A list of participating pharmacies and eligible generic drugs is available at or by calling 877-479-5478.

Also, Walmart offers a VERY large variety of generic drugs that cost only $4 a prescription vs.
$10 a prescription at other chain drugstores......check the list at under "pharmacy".

K-mart offers a 90 day supply of generic $15 prescriptions!

RX Outreach offers a 90 day supply of 125 different medications for $20, $30, and $40 and often prescriptions not available in other pharmacy programs are available here.  Go to for more information OR call 800-769-3880.

Check out the Blue Cross/Blue Shield public website at
for a generic savings calculator, plus a list of drugs nearing their patent expiration date.

Some drug companies are now offering high-value coupon savings on their websites if you
regularly take a prescribed medicine that does not have a generic!
For example, if you take Lipitor, type into your search engine "Lipitor" which will take you to
he company website and while there, you will see where you can sign up to get a year's worth
of coupon savings of $10 per month off your prescription co-pay!  This would mean a yearly savings  $120 for just one person!  Several other drug companies are doing the same, so it
would be well worth your time to check ALL your prescribed medicines this way!

Even medications that you take occasionally may be offering the same type of offer--for example,
go to for a $10 coupon as well!

Patient Services Incorporated
PO Box 1602
Midlothian, VA  23113
Phone:  800-366-7741
Helps with prescription co-pays as well as health premiums for chronic illnesses.

The Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4150
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  800-65-8416
Helps with out-of-pocket expenses such as co-pays.

Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte NC  28222
Phone: 866-316-PANF (7263)
Helps with out-of-pocket expenses for 20 different chronic diseases.

275 Seventh Avenue   Floor 22
New York City, NY  10001
Phone:  800-813-4673
Website:  AND
Offers financial help for those with cancer of all ages.  Also prescription help!

Patient Advocate Foundation's CO-PAY RELIEF Program
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton VA  23666
Phone:  866-512-3861
The Patient Advocate Fondation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (FPR) currently provides direct
financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify.  The Co-Pay Relief Program provides financial assistance to eligible patients who are being treated for breast, lung, colon, kidney, prostate, pancreatic, and head/neck cancers, malignant brain tumor, lymphoma, diabetes, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (and other pre-leukemia diseases), osteoporosis, Hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoma, selected autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, chemo-induced anemia and chemo-induced neutropenia. 
Patient Advocate Foundation MedCare Line
Colorectal Care Line (CCL)
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton VA  23666
Phone: 866-657-8634
PAF's Colorectal Care Line is a division of its MedCare Line, which is staffed by a team of nurses
and professional case managers who provide individualized clinical case management services
at no charge to patients in need.  CCL assists patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are seeking treatment education and access to care by helping patients interpret insurance policies, launch successful appeals for treatment denials, assist with accessing available state, local and national resources, providing educational resources and researching clinical trials.  There is also a Colorectal CareLine Financial Assistance Fund.  This fund will provide one-time grants in the amount of $400.00 to eligible colorectal patients who need support with the cost of gas, parking, tolls, and/or public transportation associated with their treatment.

AIDS Treatment Data Network  (ATDN)
National Phone:  800-734-7104
Michigan Phone:  888-826-6565  OR  313-456-1678

Caring Voice Coalition Road
8249 Meadowbridge
Mechanicsville VA  23116
Phone:  804-427-6488  OR 888-267-1440
Offers financial resources for insurance premiums, medications, and Medicare co-pay assistance
for the following diseases:  Huntington's Disease (HD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defiency (Alpha-1), Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD). 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Financial assistance and other resources for people with cancer. 

American Cancer Society
Phone: 800-ACS-2345
Some local offices offer prescription assistance among other assistance.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Single Patient Investigational New Drug Program
Patients who are not eligible for a clinical trial and who are in an immediate medical crisis may be
able to receive drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.  Your doctor would have to apply to the FDA
for permission to use the drug, an approval known as a Single Patient IND for Compassionate or Emergency Use.  The FDA usually responds to an application within 24 to 48 hours.

9250 Wilshire Blvd.  Suite LL15
Beverly Hills CA  90212
Phone:  866-HOLLYROD OR  866-465-5976  OR  310-385-1590
Provides assistance in obtaining medications OR obtaining treatments and therapies not covered
by insurance.  Also assistance obtaining adaptive equipment.   Primarily for those with Parkinson's disease.

MS LifeLines Access Made Simple Program
Phone:  877-447-3243
You may be eligible to receive 1 full year of Rebif (interferon beta-1a) for little or no cost (no more
than $50 a month), regardless of my financial status. 



Call 1-800-772-1213 or go to for Medicare enrollment help.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Call 800-633-4227 or go to
for information on Medicare coverage and to compare Medicare options and plans.  Use the
Resource Locator to read the "Medicare & You" handbook, find a doctor, compare hospitals,
check coverage, etc.

Check out Medicare interactive for details on Medicare benefits at

Learn how the Part D prescription drug program works at

You may qualify for a NEW PROGRAM called "EXTRA HELP"!  This program will help pay
for your Medicare Part D Premium and lower your cost in co/pay for your medication!

Call your local Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program at:

The Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830
Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213  OR
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program at 800-803-7174

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP):
Phone:  800-677-1116
Trained counselors offer help on all Medicare and Medicaid issues for free. 

Medicare Savings Programs:
Medicare beneficiaries may be able to get help paying for the Medicare Part A and/or Part B
premiums.  Countable assets are limited to $4,000 for individuals and $6,000 for couples.  
Your house, car, personal property are not counted.  Eligibility cannot be retroactive
Apply at your local DHS office.

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)
This program will pay the Medicare Parts A (hospital) & B (medical) premiums, deductibles,
and co-insurance amounts for persons whose incomes are at or below 100% of the Federal
Poverty guidelines (plus $20 per month that is disregarded) and who have limited resources.

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)
The Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary program helps pay the Part B (medical insurance) premiums for persons whose income is at or below 120% of the Federal Poverty guidelines (plus
$20 a month that is disregarded).

Qualified Individual Program (QI)
The Qualified Individual Program only pays the Medicare Part B premium.  Income must be at
or below 135% of the Federal Poverty guidelines (plus $20 a month that is disregarded).

VA Benefits
Phone:  800-511-8056
Prescriptions are available for low-income veterans with honorable discharges at no charge.

Chronic Disease Fund
6900 N. Dallas Parkway   Suite 200
Plano TX  75024
Phone: 972-608-7141  OR  877-968-7233
Chronic Disease Fund is an independent, non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease cancers or life-altering conditions to obtain the expensive medications
they need.  Assists patients throughout the U.S. who meet income qualification guidelines and have
private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the copayments for their speciality therapeutics.  They pay for the patients out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the
cash flow problems that can prevent them from getting their medications.  Chronic Disease Fund
currently supports patients with more than a dozen different diseases, including many types of
cancer (breast, colorectal, lung cancer, and multiple myeloma), multiple sclerosis asthma, and macular degeneration to name a few.  Amount of financial support is dependent on that year's donations. 

Look at the bottom
of the page for more information on Part D prescription drug coverage!

Look towards the bottom of the page for individual city & county programs!
If you want to get your medications from Canada
and one of its pharmacies, you'll want to make sure that the pharmacy is licensed by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Go
to to do so!

Walmart & Target
just expanded their programs offering
$4 prescriptions for  more than 300 different generic meds!
If you feel like your doctor
always prescribing the
latest and greatest even
when it seems like overkill,
you might want to check
if (s)he's been paid to
promote the drug. 

Log on to
to see if they are!
This page was last updated: October 5, 2016

SearchRx is a free tool to help people without insurance save money on their prescriptions. SearchRx compares prices at all local pharmacies to find
the best priced store.
It also provides free discount coupons for people who are paying out of pocket for their medications.

These discounts work at most pharmacies, including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Duane Reade and many others.