Prescriptions - How can I save costs?
Prescriptions costs continue to plague consumers in the US. There are legitimate options you may utilize to help bring your costs down. This page contains information about programs to help you find the best price and pharmacy for your needs.
Costco -- Pharmacy
Costco is able fill prescriptions on site for anyone. You do not need to be a member of Costco to use the pharmacy. At the door tell the attendant that you would like to use the pharmacy and they will wave you through. Costco is able to provide prescriptions at a very competitive price due to their large volume buying. You may call the pharmacy at 253-445-7542 Puyallup Costco
Fred Meyer Generic Drug Program - $4.00 for a 30 day supply
Expertise, Convenience and Savings. That means that you can save even more on generic drugs used to treat a tremendous range of medical conditions. So, with our expert pharmacists, the convenience of picking up prescriptions when you do your shopping and our NEW LOW PRICE on hundreds of medications, we hope to give you "care beyond routine" Click here for more information
Target Generic Drug Program - $4.00 for 30 day supply
Save big on more than 300 generic drugs at Target Pharmacy. Just $4.00 each for a 30 day supply. Why buy generic? They're every bit as safe as effective as their brand-name equivalents, but available at a much lower cost. The $4 program includes drugs that treat a variety of conditions and diseases. Click here for more information.
Wal-Mart Generic Drug Program - $4.00 for a 30 day supply
Wal–Mart offers over 300 different drugs at only $4 per prescription fill or refill (up to a 30-day supply).* The program is available at all Wal–Mart, Sam's Club and Neighborhood Market pharmacies. (except in North Dakota, where Wal–Mart does not operate its own pharmacies, but instead leases space to thirdparty providers). Click here for more information
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.
Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
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Rx Assistant Program
RxAssist, created by Volunteers in Health Care provides you with the information you need to access the pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs. Search by: Company , Brand Name, Generic name, Drug class, Rx Outreach generic, PAP Rx Assistance Program (National).
Rx Help for Washington
RxHelp4WA.org is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Rx Help for Washington.
Rx Outreach is a new patient assistance program (PAP) for people of all ages. The program makes prescription medicines affordable for uninsured and under-insured individuals and families. The program is administered by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, a fully-licensed U.S. mail order pharmacy. Patients who qualify can order prescription medicines by mail once they complete an Rx Outreach form. ESSDS developed Rx Outreach to provide a safe, affordable, and easy way for people of all ages to get medicines they need. The program offers prescription medicines to uninsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage.
Prescriptions are filled by licensed pharmacists in the United States. Medications are mailed directly to the patient's home, or any location he or she requests. Once the patient's Rx Outreach form is approved, the medication ships within 10-14 days. Specially trained call center personnel are available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, to answer patients' questions.
The program currently provides more than 107 FDA-approved medicines to treat a variety of ongoing health conditions, including diabetes, mental health, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and asthma. Medicines can only be ordered in 90-day supplies. Each 90-day supply is only $20 or $30 depending on the medication.
Rx Outreach provides prescription drugs to individuals and families who are at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level - for example, individuals whose income is $24,500 a year or less, and families of four whose income is about $50,000 a year or less, are eligible.
There is no cost to join the program. There are no contracts or monthly bills. Patients pay only for the medicine they need. The administrative fee is $20 or $30 for each 90-day (3 month) supply. The fee covers our administrative costs, including shipping and handling, so there are no hidden costs
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Together Rx Access - Prescription Savings Program
Thousands of eligible hardworking people with no prescription drug coverage are now saving on the medicines they need with the Together Rx Access™ Card. Most cardholders save 25%–40% brand-name products over 300 prescription products included. Savings are available on generic drugs as well. Click here for more information.
Washington Prescription Drug Discount Card (WPDP)
WPDP is a new prescription drug discount program created by the legislature at the request of Governor Gregoire. It is open to all Washington State residents who do not have prescripton drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription needs. There are no other eligibility requirements or fees required for membership in the WPDP.
WPDP is brought to you by the Washington State Health Care Authority and is run by northwest-based ODS Companies through their pharmacy benefit managment partner, MedImpact. Although it is not an insurance program, WPDP members can receive discount prices on drugs that are very similar to what the health insurance companies must actually pay. On average you'll save up to 60% on generic drigs and 20% on brand name drugs.
For more information you may call Wellpartner at 1-877-208-1131 or visit their website.