The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This helpful website brings together America's pharmaceutical companies,
doctors, patient advocacy organizations and civic groups to help
low-income patients without prescription coverage pay for their
medicines. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to
increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance
programs for those who may be eligible. Through this site, the
Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access
to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs,
including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
RxHope is an independent company financially supported by PhRMA (Pharmaceutical
and Research Manufacturers of America) and participating pharmaceutical
2002, programs supported by PhRMA members helped 5.5 million in 2002, and 6.2
million in 2003, underinsured or uninsured patients obtain needed medication.
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
Contact Information, P.O. Box 66556, St. Louis, MO 63166-6556
Phone: (800) 277-2254
Internet Link: click
here to go to Novartis PAP
Pfizer "Connection to Care"
PO Box 66585
St. Louis, MO 63166-6585
Internet Link: click hereto go to patient assistance program website
Neighborly's Pharmacy Formerly known as
Neighborly Senior Services, Neighborly Care Network is a local nonprofit
organization which provides valuable services to seniors and their
North County: The Neighborly Pharmacy is located at 1015 Omaha Circle in Palm Harbor, FL 34683. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call (727) 289-5030 or send a fax to (727) 289-5031.
South County: Phone: (727) 892-5781
BenefitsCheckUp from The National Council on Aging
Click here to
go to a website that helps find programs for people ages 55 and over.
These programs may pay for some of the costs of prescription drugs, health
care, utilities, and other essential items or services. A detailed online
questionnaire is requested to help find programs that can be of assistance.
PO Box 66536, St. Louis, MO 63166 Phone: (800) 769-3880
Compassionate Drug Patient Assistance Program Funded
by the Suncoast Health Councils call 217-7070 Ext.12 to determine eligibility. (Be prepared to
provide income, any insurance information, and name of all
Florida Residents: Did you know that all counties in Florida have an organization dedicated to assisting elders with health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Drug Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance and other health care issues. The service is free! The name of the organization is SHINE. You can speak with a SHINE representative by calling 800-963-5337. Also, you can read about SHINE at www.floridashine.org.
There are also other organizations, which offer patient assistance
programs in Florida. St.
Vincent de Paul Free Meds Program and Daystar Life Center in St.
Petersburg have patient assistance programs. Dial 2-1-1 for
additional drug patient assistance programs.