As one of many people without health insurance, needing to be on prescription meds can be… daunting.
Thankfully there are many programs out there to help people get their meds for free or for a lower cost. I’m in a pretty small city, so I would expect that even bigger cities might have even more options for these programs. I’m not 100% sure on how many there are out there, I am just happy that there are option. More so since our country seems to have a problem wanting to take care of every member of our society.
The prescription assistance programs I’ve seen generally either are through the drug company themselves, or they’re programs that give you coupons and show you where in your area you can get the medicine you need at the best price.
I have to drive a little bit away from home to get my meds for the best price, I don’t mind too much as it’s not overly too far, but even then these programs can help at the closest place to you even if it’s not the lowest price, a coupon is still better than paying whatever ends up as full price often times.
Not all programs will cover your particular prescription, which can be a bummer, but after a bit of research or even with the help of your doctor you can find a program that does help pay for the cost of your meds. It never hurts to ask right?
I’ve at certain times gotten prescription medicine entirely free through drug companies, and right now I use a prescription assistance program to help pay for my anti-depressants. Right now I need them for not only just day to day, but also because I have horrible PMDD symptoms and I’d rather not turn into a total ragey ass-head without help of something.
Medicine for things like depression and others can be purchased using prescription assistance, you can even check out the linzess price, which helps with IBS. Sadly my IBS is more “stuff runs too often” instead of “stuff not running often enough.” TMI? Yeah, maybe, but in a post about meds, what do you expect? 😉
While I wish the healthcare system we had was better, I’m glad programs like these exist. Do you take any prescription meds that you need help paying for? What program do you use, if any?