Find New Jersey prescription drug assistance programs.

Senior Gold

Almost 200,00 New Jersey families are in this state funded prescription drug assistance program. It is for lower income senior citizens as well as the disabled. Participants in this plan pay a co-payment of just $15 plus up to 50% of the remaining cost of each covered prescription drug bill. So there costs are more contained than some of the other options out there.

But even though costs are contained, there are still maximum amounts due as well. Once participants reach annual out-of-pocket expenses greater than $2,000 for single persons or $3,000 for married couples or families, they only need to pay only a flat $15 co-payment per prescription thereafter. In some cases it is combined with Medicare Part D as well. Call 1-800-792-9745 to apply or for more information.

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)

This is another prescription drug program for the disabled and aged in New Jersey. Members of the PAAD program are also required to enroll in the federal government funded Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. It covers a wide ranging of medications, with a focus on insulin, diabetes equipment, and other medications. If this programs does not work, then find additional free insulin programs.

In addition, participants will not have to pay premiums on their health care costs, do not need to pay any out-of-pocket costs beyond the regular PAAD costs of $6.00 generic and $7.00 brand co-payments, and they do need have to pay any premiums. This program can also be applied for by calling 1-800-792-9745.

New Jersey County Prescription Discount Card

Several counties offer a discount card for residents of just that county. It is offered all across the state to residents of all income levels. The discount card is free to use as well as sign up for, and can provide up to 30% savings on prescription drugs, for all people, not just low income families. Local Human Service offices work with non-profits on this service. The card is offered from your local government thru a partnership with NACo. 1-877-321-2652.





Pharmaceutical Assistance and Services for Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

This assistance plan provides drugs and financial assistance to adults and others with cystic fibrosis, provided they meet income guidelines. For more information on it, dial (973) 595-1003. In addition to medications, financial support can also pay for medical equipment, Nutritional supplements, counseling, and other forms of health care for the condition.

NJ AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP)

Receive AIDS related medications, save money on health care bills, and find financial assistance if you are a low-income individual. ADDP covers all of this and more, and the support is part of this regional drug assistance program. There are some conditions to this plan, including income guidelines, insurance constraints, and other criteria. Many FDA approved medications and treatments are covered by the NJ ADDP program. Dial 1-877-613-4533 to apply.

Additional prescription medication plans

Most hospitals in New Jersey have a Charity Care service. This can help the indigent and families in poverty. Some patients may either be given free prescription drugs and/or extensive discounts. There are strict income limits in place though. Call 866-588-5696.

Residents have other local resources available as well. There may be vouchers to buy drugs that are prescribed by a doctor or dentist, coupon programs for discounts, and even some places like the Salvation Army may assist. Clinics may even pass out donated, surplus medications.




New Jersey families therefore have many resources available to them. Some focus on certain conditions, such as insulin or heart disease, or some pay only for generic drugs. But help may be offered. Locate more New Jersey assistance programs that can provide prescription medications as well as other financial aid.


By Jon McNamara

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