All local county governments in Virginia offer residents the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card program that provides substantial savings on medicines. This discount card was created to help people of all income levels, and it will assist everyone regardless of whether they have health insurance or not. The discount card is offered thru a partnership with Caremark and it will help Virginia families save an average of 25% off the full retail cost of prescription medication. There are no costs to enroll in the program, no forms to complete, the card is free and there are no enrollment fees due. Residents of any age or any income can receive the card, and there are no medical condition restrictions. People using this prescription discount card will always receive their medication at a lower price than standard retail prices. In effect, consumers will always receive the best price available on their medicines. Thousands of pharmacies across Virginia accept the discount card. Call 1-877-321-2652.
This plan pays the Medicare Part D drug costs for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. To be eligible for this program, participants must be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Medicare eligible, and they also need to be enrolled in both ADAP and a Medicare Part D plan in order to receive the savings.
This is offered by a non-profit organization in partnership with local clinics. It can provide free prescription medications to the uninsured. The program works by helping health centers and clinics obtain free medications from drug manufacturing companies. The clinics will then distribute the items to qualified patients in their region. Patient assistance programs are one of the most effective ways for lower income families, seniors and others to receive either free or low cost medications. So Rx Partnership (RxP) helps facilitate this process. Over 100 drugs are covered, including treatments for depression, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, allergies and glaucoma, among other conditions.
Many families in Virginia, and across the nation for that matter, are unable to afford the escalating costs of medications that may be critical to their overall quality of life or health. RxP was created to help address this situation, and organizations such as the Virginia Health Care Foundation as well as the Medical Society of Virginia worked together to create the service. It improves the access that clinics and people have to indigent patient assistance programs. Health centers in Virginia may be able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars, and those savings and reduced prices will be passed on directly to qualified patients and consumers.
People of all races, religions, and ages are served. Most of the beneficiaries have a job and are working, however their income may be too low and they cannot afford the high cost of health care. Or maybe their employer does not provide full health insurance coverage for all their medications. Almost 30 clinics in Virginia are part of the services offered by Rx Partnership, and they will have pharmacies on site.
While qualifications need to be met, in general Virginia residents whose income is at or below about 200% of federal government poverty guidelines, and who lack prescription drug coverage or health insurance, are eligible. There may be some exceptions made in life threatening conditions. A formal application and screening process is in place, and documentation will need to be provided. To get more information, apply, or find a clinic dial 866.262.5510.
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