Prescription drugs may be a large cost of your health care expenses. Some insurance programs provide no, or limited, coverage for these drugs. Listed below are resources you can use to find help and information.
- Drug Donation Repository. This program takes unused medications that have been donated to a participating pharmacy or medical facility and given to those who cannot afford medications. It is available to Wisconsin residents who have a valid prescription from their physician, who have cancer, and do not have the means to pay for the medication.
- Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents. This page lists a variety of resources to help Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries and their families and caregivers.
- Information about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is available from the official Medicare site.
- SeniorCare. A prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older and who meet program rules.
- The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is designed to maintain the health and independence of persons living with HIV infection in Wisconsin by providing access to HIV-related antiretroviral drugs and prophylactic medications as well as vaccines for hepatitis A and B. ADAP also includes hepatitis C virus (HCV) medications for persons co-infected with HIV and HCV.
- Medication Assistance Tool.org is a dedicated search engine that allow users to search for financial assistance resources available to them, their loved ones, or patients in their lives who are eligible.
- NeedyMeds can provide additional information on free or reduced-fee prescription drug programs available to those in need.
- Rx Outreach, offered by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc., a mail order pharmacy company, provides generic drugs in 90- or 180-day quantities for reduced prices. The program is available to individuals and families with incomes up to 250% of the federal poverty level who have no, or limited, prescription drug coverage.
- Pfizer Helpful Answers provides information on how you can get Pfizer medications free or at reduced prices. If you do not have insurance that covers prescription drugs there may be a program for you regardless of age or income. You can also call toll-free 1-866-776-3700 for more information.
- If you or a loved one have a rare disease, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Patient Assistance Program may be able to help you find free or reduced-fee prescription drugs for your condition.
- BenefitsCheckUp, a service of the National Council on Aging, can help you find public and private programs that may be able to help pay for your prescription drugs.
Prescription Drug Discount Cards
Some companies and organizations offer prescription drug discount cards, which may be able to help you save money on your prescriptions. DHS does not endorse any of the discount cards listed below and is providing links to cards as a resource for the public. Additional prescription drug discount cards may be added to this list, as DHS becomes aware of them.