Prescription Assistance

Help to Afford the Medication You Need

The Patient Medication Assistance program is a means by which the health center patients can receive prescription medications at a reduced rate through local pharmacies – or for free through major pharmaceutical companies.

Discounted Medications

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare organizations at reduced prices.

This allows us to partner with local pharmacies – like Graves Drug Store in Emporia and Walgreens – to offer discounts on certain medications prescribed by our providers.

The 340B program uses the same sliding-fee scale used for appointments at the health center. However, even patients who don’t qualify for a sliding-fee discount do qualify for a discount on medications at these pharmacies.

To qualify for the 340B drug pricing, prescriptions must be prescribed by our providers.

Free Medications

All major pharmaceutical companies have patient assistance programs. Our Prescription Medication Assistance Clerk will help you complete all required registration forms, submit the needed information to companies, and reorder refills when they are due.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify?

You must be a patient of the health center. Beyond that, each pharmaceutical company has its own eligibility requirements. You might be eligible if you:

  • Are a U.S. resident or citizen
  • Meet the income limits set by the pharmaceutical company for the medication you need
  • Do not have prescription drug insurance
  • Need a medication that your prescription drug coverage does not cover
How do I enroll?
  • In an appointment with your provider, discuss the possibility of being a part of the PMA program
  • Schedule an appointment with the PMA Clerk to complete your application for the program
  • Wait for acceptance of your application by the pharmaceutical company that manufactures your medication
  • Schedule regular appointments with your provider to ensure your medications will be available to you
  • Re-enroll annually – or as required by the pharmaceutical company
  • Continue to keep all of your information up to date
Is the PMA Program a pharmacy?
No. Instead, we offer assistance filling out required applications for free prescriptions.
Are all medications available?
No, only medications the pharmaceutical companies have made available to qualified patients are free.
How long does the process take?
Once you are approved, please allow four to six weeks for delivery.
How do I get my medications?
Most medications are delivered to the health center, and we notify you when they are available for pickup. Some are available from local pharmacies, and others are delivered to your door.
Can the PMA Clerk renew my prescriptions?
No. Your provider will renew or refill your prescriptions, so it is important to see your provider regularly and keep your appointments.
Is there an age restriction?
No. You only need to meet the income limits set by the pharmaceutical company.

Medication orders must occur during an appointment with your provider. Not all medications are available through the program. The pharmaceutical companies – not the health center – determine your eligibility for free medication.

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