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Epilepsy — Top Financial and Medical Assistance Programs | March 19, 2019

With so many people at the end of their resources, we could all use a helping hand.

Below is my attempt to research viable resources for financial and medication aid.

The big “find” for me was Josh Provides.org. But if they’re the real thing (and they certainly sound like it) then they’re the answer to all our dreams.

They may not appreciate the publicity, but I had to share this information with all of you.

Also included are various other financial and drug resources that you may or may not have heard about.

But the links are live and I suggest you give them a spin.

Josh Provides.org. Financial assistance for those living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders and their families who are in need of help to pay for all or a portion of the expenses they incur for:

Transportation expenses to and from home, school, medical services and employment, through the purchase from or through third parties of gas cards, bus passes, taxi cab cards, or other third-party transit options plus:

Prescription medication — Medical services — Seizure response dogs — Seizure detection devices — Seizure prediction devices.

Also included are other technologies, methods, and devices which are recommended by the patient’s medical doctor and are not covered by private medical insurance, other reimbursement plans, or government-funded programs, i.e. Medicaid benefits and Medicare benefits (but not insurance premiums)  http://joshprovides.org/get-help/how-joshprovides-can-help/

BlinkHealth can save you up to 95% on your prescriptions at your local pharmacy, with no membership fees. Pay online and pick up at over 40,000 pharmacies, nationwide. If you have a high deductible plan, expensive co-pay or are currently uninsured, this is a great solution. https://www.blinkhealth.com/

RX SavingsPlus is a free drug/prescription discount card, to help lower the price for medication. It can be used at CVS Pharmacy, Target, Rite Aid and 60,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. And it offers an average of 20% off the retail price of drugs. (Kind of skimpy, but one-stop shopping.)  https://www.rxsavingsplus.com/

GoodRx, can save you up to 70% (mostly on generics) with a free drug/prescription discount card, which can be used at CVS Pharmacy, Target, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Kroger and 60,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.

No insurance is needed. There’s only one hitch, prices may vary by zip code. So check pharmacies around your area for the best deal. http://www.goodrx.com/

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a joint effort of American drug companies, medical organizations, and government agencies to inform patients about patient assistance programs. The PPA offers a toll-free helpline as well as an online application wizard and program information. The toll-free helpline is 1-888-477-2669 or look up https://www.pparx.org/

PatientAssistance.com is a free resource designed to help connect patients who cannot afford their prescription medications with patient assistance programs.  http://www.patientassistance.com/

rxassist.com consists of a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable, or free medications. The database includes information on the pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs, or programs that provide free medication to low-income patients.  RxAssist was created by Volunteers in Health Care, a national, nonprofit resource center for health care programs working with the uninsured.   http://ww42.rxassist.com/

SelectCare Benefits Network has over 1,400 brand name and many generic medicines for a net cost of only $20 per month.  By becoming a member of SelectCare Benefits Network, you will be assigned a Personal Care Advocate who will simplify the process of applying for Patient Assistance Programs and make it easy for you to get your medications for very little out-of-pocket cost.  https://www.myrxadvocate.com/

 

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3 Comments »

  1. I use RXOutreach to get my meds. Low prices!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Brian Refford — March 20, 2019 @ 11:39 AM

  2. Please email me regarding epilepsy as this has affected my life since the age of 16, and, now 45 one is still not balanced on medication and is frustrated at the ignorance of other’s.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Alison M Burgin — June 24, 2019 @ 10:49 AM


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