Get free prescription medications from Eli Lilly.

The Lilly Cares program has been enhanced to provide more families and individuals with free prescription medications as well as any needed drugs. The company has taking these steps in response to the weak economy and the fact that millions of Americans struggle to pay for insurance or other health care costs. Too  people either have limited or no longer have prescription drug health coverage, or they struggle to pay for the expensive medications they need for their condition.

The Lilly Cares patient assistance program will accept people who have a household income that is less than 300 percent of the poverty level. In certain cases they may also accept people whose income is even greater than that. This is an increase from some of the other options which are out there, which may set a threshold of around 200 percent level. While the amounts change yearly, this now means that the yearly eligible income limit for a family of two is about $45,000 per year. This threshold will also be adjusted yearly. This program should be able to provide millions of more Americans with free medications.

They also plan on making the income eligibility adjustment on an annual basis as a long-term improvement for the program. To see some of the benefits that result from the pharmaceutical companies offering this type of financial aid, Eli Lilly will generally assist almost 200,000 patients across the United States. There may be hundreds of thousands of dollars of prescription medications distributed each year. That is hundreds of millions of dollars in medications that people would not have otherwise been able to pay for and receive.

The program was created and is managed by Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc. It is a patient assistance program that provides free medications and access to almost all Eli Lilly products for U.S. residents who meet the criteria. The terms are flexible as indicated above. Through their hospitals, physicians, and medical providers patients who would otherwise be unable to obtain Lilly medications or pay their medical bills may be able to qualify for these free prescription medicines.

How to be eligible for the Eli Lilly Cares Program

In addition to the income, some other criteria include the following. Many of these will need to be met by applicants, but exceptions can be made on occasion.





  • The applicant can have no other prescription drug coverage. For example, no federal or state government Medicaid, private heath insurance, VA, or Medicare Part D coverage.
  • The program is also not open ended. Enrollment in the Lilly Cares assistance program is for a 12 month period. If someone still needs help after that timeframe, patients must reapply for additional assistance, and apply for annual enrollment.

Medications available from Lilly Cares

There are a few dozen different types of medications that patients can receive for free from the Lilly Cares patient assistance program. A few examples of them are provided below. They cover all conditions, including diabetes, cancer, mental health conditions, cardiovascular disease, and many others. However, you can call the number below to receive the latest, most updated list of medications covered by Lilly Cares. The list is changed each year and some additional medications may be added to it.

  • Cialis
  • Cymbalta
  • Effient Tablets
  • Evista
  • Forteo
  • Glucagon
  • Humalog Injection
  • Humatrope
  • Lartruvo
  • Prozac
  • Prozac Weekly
  • Quinidine Gluconate
  • Reopro
  • Strattera
  • Symbyax
  • Zyprexa




Apply for Lilly Care

If you are interested in learning more or applying for the Eli Lilly patient assistance program, which is formally known as Lilly Care, call 1–800–545–6962. The process is free to both apply as well as to request further details on the service. A representative will provide you additional information or help you apply for this patient assistance program.


By Jon McNamara

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