Patient Education/Resources

Here are some additional resources that may help you gain access to the
medicines or services you need. This is not a complete list and is provided
as a public service for health care providers, caregivers, and low-income

Area Agencies on Aging (ElderCare)

Local area agencies on aging may be able to help patients age 65 years and
older who cannot afford their medicines. To contact your local area agency
on aging, call 1-800-677-1116 or visit

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)

The ACU is a nonprofit organization that works to help clinicians better
serve the needs of low-income patients. The ACU has developed tools and
links for implementing comprehensive pharmaceutical care for low-income
patients. For more information, visit


The National Council on Aging (NCOA) sponsors this web site. It offers
confidential assistance online for seniors and caregivers by searching more
than 1,100 federal, state, and private prescription drug programs and
determining those for which the senior may be eligible. For more
information, visit .

Foundation for Health Coverage Information

The Foundation for Health Coverage Information web site provides simplified
public and private health insurance eligibility information to the
uninsured. The site also offers user-friendly tools and guides-booklets,
pamphlets, toll-free Help Line, web tools and presentations-that simplify
public and private health insurance options. For more information, visit .

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA offers information about community health centers that may offer
prescription assistance to low-income patients. Learn more by calling


This official Medicare web site can help patients, caregivers, and doctors
find information about public and private prescription drug assistance
programs in their area, including eligibility requirements and covered
services. For more information, visit .

My Medicare Matters

The My Medicare Matters web site is designed to help individuals learn more
about Medicare prescription drug coverage. The web site was developed using
materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as
materials developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Access to
Benefits Coalition (ABC), and AstraZeneca. For more information, visit .


NeedyMeds is devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to
help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. The
NeedyMeds web site provides information on company patient assistance
programs, free and low-cost clinics, government programs and other types of
assistance programs. For more information, visit .

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a national program can help
you find patient assistance programs. Qualifying patients who do not have
prescription coverage can use the program as a single point of contact to
access information about public and private programs that may be right for
them. The PPA represents the largest-ever non-government-sponsored program
to help bring medicines to Americans who do not have prescription drug
coverage and are having difficulty affording their prescription medicines.
More than 475 public and private patient assistance programs are available
through the PPA. For more information, call the PPA toll-free phone number
(1-888-4PPA-NOW) or visit .


RxAssist lets you search for information on patient assistance programs by
company, brand name, generic name, or type of medicine. RxAssist provides
information on ways to get free and low-cost medications. The site also
provides a quick-reference chart that lists drug assistance programs by
state. For more information, visit .


RxHope lets you search for patient assistance information. In addition, some
companies allow physicians to submit applications electronically through
this site. For more information, visit