Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Prescription Assistance Programs

03/29/2016 | Published by: Loretta Castro

Many of our children take medication. And there are times we need a little help paying for it. Even with health insurance, not all medications are covered. Or perhaps we are in between insurance coverage, maybe we can’t afford insurance in the first place, or maybe Medicaid programs are not an option.

This is extremely hard on families and can cause much stress. But Prescription Assistance Programs may be able to help. They offer many ways of getting help with low- or no-cost prescriptions.

Texas Drug Card Program allows you to save up to 75% off many prescriptions at several locations. This program worked with drug stores in Texas to get a lower price for people without insurance or adequate insurance for drug coverage.  Visit the Texas Drug Card website to learn more.

You may also want to try to contact the drug company directly. They may be able to help you with the cost of the prescription as well.

There are 4 websites that provide up-to-date information on Prescription Assistance Programs:

  • RXAssist is a directory of Prescription Assistance Programs run by drug companies. To qualify for help, you must be a U.S. citizen, not have insurance (or meet their hardship guidelines), and meet income guidelines. Their website allows you to apply, print a prescription discount card, and search for programs that may help pay your co-payments
  • The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find programs to help pay for prescriptions, savings cards, and clinics near you. They also provide information on service animals and children’s programs. The website helps you fill out a form that lets you see if you qualify for their help.
  • Needy Meds is a one-stop shop for Prescription Assistance Programs. It provides information on various assistance programs for free, and the information is updated regularly. They also have a prescription savings card, videos, and webinars to show you how to find more support.
  • GoodRX allows you to compare the prices of medications at various drug stores near you by simply putting in the name of the drug and your city or zip code. They also have discount drug cards and coupons.

Check out the Insurance & Financial Help - Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on paying for services for your child.

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