The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

Among the organizations collaborating on this program are the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, the Lupus Foundation of America, the NAACP, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the National Medical Association. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free,
1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

What We Offer:

» Help for Those in Need

Many people have difficulty affording health care, including prescription medicines. A number of patient assistance programs provide help to patients who lack prescription drug coverage and earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level (approximately $19,000 for an individual or $31,000 for a family of three).*


Increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. 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.
More than 29 million people in the United States make less than 200% of the federal poverty level and have no health insurance.

» Access to the Medicines They Need

Patients will be directed to the public or private programs most likely to meet their needs. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription coverage:

Enroll in more than 275 patient assistance programs;

Access more than 1,200 medicines;

Learn how to contact government programs for which they may qualify, such as Medicaid, Medicare, or the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

* Qualifications vary by programs. Income levels vary by state.

What information do patients need when they contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance?

Patients should be ready to provide: age, state of residence and ZIP code, estimated gross annual household income, number of people living in their household, brand name of the prescription medicines they are currently taking or have been prescribed, and, if applicable, any type of health insurance and/or prescription coverage for which they are eligible. All responses to these questions are completely confidential.

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