Florida Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

Low income, children, and people with limited or no health insurance have several programs in Florida that can offer them low cost or free prescription medications.

Sunshine for Seniors in Florida program

This prescription assistance program helps eligible seniors, who are classified as 60 years of age or older, enroll in various health care and insurance programs that help with the cost of paying for prescription drugs. 
To qualify for the Sunshine for Seniors program, the applicant can't have insurance coverage for their prescription drugs.  Dial (800) 963-5337 for more information, and this will put you in touch with the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs Helpline, who currently administer the service.

Florida prescription discount drug card

All residents are eligible, regardless of income, age, or household size. There are no restrictions and the card is free. The Florida Discount Drug Card can help all patients save money on their prescription medications.
To learn more about the discount card, which can save people up to 30% on their medications, call the toll-free number (866) 341-8894 to apply.

The Assistance Fund

If you have either state of Florida or federal government sponsored health insurance, but if you can't afford the co-pay for specialty medications that qualify as being needed for life threatening illnesses or certain chronic conditions, then do not hesitate to call the toll-free number (877) 245-4412. Learn which medications are covered by the Assistance Fund, as if you illnesses qualifies you can get help in paying for the prescription medications.

Florida KidCare (SCHIP)

Uninsured children in Florida can get low cost, yet high quality and affordable health and medical care and insurance, as well as prescription medications, from Florida KidCare. The CHIP program is made up on four main parts, which include the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Network, MediKids, and Healthy Kids for those children with special health care needs, and Medicaid for other children in Florida. Call 1-888-540-5437.





Florida Medicaid

Both the federal government and the state of Florida have partnered together to create this service. It is the government insurance program that provides health and insurance coverage for selected categories of low to moderate income people in Florida with low incomes or who are classified as working poor. The focus is on those individuals and families who have no other resources or access to medical care or prescriptions.


In addition to these prescription and medical assistance programs, get information on Florida community clinics, which can also help with other medical needs.









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