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10 Resources Every Patient Should Have

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Patient Resources

Welcome back friends! I planned on sharing something really personal today, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I don’t want to declare today a BAD day… But it’s just not the best.

Instead I decided to share something much more resourceful especially for the spoonie community! How many times have you been without your medication due to cost? How many times have you needed a price on a medication before you actually go to the pharmacy? How many times have you wished there was an assistance program ready and willing to help? If you answered at least one of these questions with “often” – I hope this post helps you!
Here is a list of patient resources. Things like assistance programs, price estimates and discount cards all in one place.

10 Resources Every Patient Should Have

 1. NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card

A modern day discount card right on your phone. Save up to 80% at over 63,000 pharmacies nationwide! Click here to sign up today.

2. PAN Foundation

Provides assistance for certain medications under certain health conditions (so long as the patient meets certain eligibility criteria). Grants range from hundreds to thousands. Apply today by clicking here.

3. Health-Web Navigator

Searches the web to find and evaluate healthcare websites. Click here to view.

4. Safe Needle Disposal

Provides information on community sponsored sharps disposal programs. Click here for more information.

5. HealthWell Foundation

Provides assistance for certain medications/conditions. Visit their website to view eligibility criteria and apply here.

6. Good Days Program

Provides assistance with certain medications, must have 50% or more coverage for the RX. View their eligibility criteria and apply here.

7. Diplomat’s Copay Assistance

Provides assistance with certain medications. View their eligibility criteria and apply here.

8. Needy Meds

Enter the name of your medication to see assistance programs to lower your out of pocket. Click here to try.

9. Drug Pricing Tool

Needy Meds has come up with a quick and easy way to find the cost of your medication. Click here to try.

10. Pfizer Savings Program

Helps to lower patients’ out of pocket costs for certain covered medications. Click here for information.

**bonus** The Free Drug Program

Proving assistance for certain medications / conditions. Check out their eligibility requirements and apply here.

 

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As always, thanks for reading. Before you go:

Have you ever used any of these resources? Do you plan on using them in the future? Let me know in the comments section! 

 

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A list of resources and assistance programs, handy for any patient.

Comments

  1. Admittedly this post doesn’t really relate to me but I still love reading your blog. I’m glad you decided not to post your personal post because your heart wasn’t in it. I’ve literally just read another post which was similar and I commented to say the same thing. You’ve just got to enjoy blogging, remember its supposed to be something we enjoy not something that feels like work or a “chore” so you’ve done the right thing! xxx

    • Thank you! I really felt like that too, like it was a chore or I was just forcing it. I hated that so decided to do something more simple this week and maybe pick back up with it next time

    • No problem! Now that I’m working for a patient assistance program myself I’ve been exposed to so many new things! Just had to share a few

  2. Please check out http://www.healthwarehouse
    .com. It is the mail order division of GoodRx who has an Rx discount card and website showing local prices. Health Warehouse medications are US made and Cymbalta was much cheaper than Canada suppliers or India. Shipping has been 3 days or less to FL and TN. Mine shipped from KY. I paid $230 at CVS, $180 from Canada and $49!!!! from Health Warehouse.

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