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SeniorCare: Prescription Drug Assistance Program

SeniorCare is a program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 or older. The program helps seniors pay for prescription drugs and vaccines.


To enroll in SeniorCare, you must be:

  • A Wisconsin resident.
  • A U.S. citizen or qualifying immigrant.
  • 65 years or older.

You also can’t be a member of a full-benefit Medicaid program, like BadgerCare Plus. The program’s enrollment fee is $30 a year.

The earliest you can apply for SeniorCare is the month you turn 65. Once you’re 65, you can apply at any time. Your coverage begins the month after you apply.

Your annual income determines how much of your prescription drug costs SeniorCare will cover. See the SeniorCare annual income limits page to find your coverage level.

What's new

It's easier than ever to stay healthy with SeniorCare. You can protect yourself by getting key vaccines with no out-of-pocket costs. See what vaccines are covered and where to get them. Read ForwardHealth Member Update 2022-01, SeniorCare Now Covers Vaccines at Pharmacies (PDF) or download Get the Vaccines You Need With SeniorCare, P-03273 (PDF). | July 14, 2022

About SeniorCare

More than 45,000 people each month receive services under the SeniorCare waiver (participation levels 1 and 2A). Combined with those who receive services under non-waiver SeniorCare (participation levels 2B and 3), more than 93,000 people each month receive services.

Last revised April 13, 2023