Twelve stories from twelve people who are super happy with their super cheap meds and lab tests. If these folks can do it, you can do it too!
🌺 “My new medication was going to be $250 per month. I went to the drug company’s website and applied for their prescription assistance program. I got the medication totally free.”
🌺 “My Ambien was going to be $50, which I thought was terrible. I used GoodRX.com and the cost went down to $8. Big savings! And the coupon is free.”
🌺 “My husband and I each applied for rxassist.org and we both got free medication.”
🌺 “I’ve been so excited to share this with you all. I found the Healthwell Foundation through the vast mountain of resources on this website!
My reimbursement is a little over $1,200 per year. Once my application was complete, I was approved instantly and received my packet in the mail about 6 days later. To apply, I had to put together various documents. It was a bit confusing but they are very helpful if you need to call for clarification. The whole process took me about three weeks.
Don’t let the low-income requirement scare you off. Try applying anyway! You may qualify. The income limit for a family of 3 is about $80,000. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.” – Jennifer Stone
🌺 “Patient Services pays the the co-pays for some of my expensive medications. You don’t even have to be that poor. A single person can qualify for help even if with income of $75,000. They will cover $5,000/year in co-pays.”
🌺 “I just got my first shipment of generic Abilify from RxOutreach. If I use Medicare Part D, a three-month supply at a local pharmacy is $339. The cheapest price on Goodrx is $210. The cost on Rxoutreach is $105. Saves me over $800 per year.”
🌺 “I’ve used Goodrx and Rxoutreach in the past and it works really well. The income limit for a single person is $35,640, which is fairly generous.”
🌺 “I just found out that all my lab tests are going to be completely free!! I’m so relieved. It was going to be several hundred dollars and I had no idea how I was going to pay for it. I went on the website for Quest labs and signed up for their financial aid program and they wrote me that I was approved.”
🌺 “I have learned that it pays to shop around for prescriptions and to ask if there are programs to reduce cost. I’m saving several hundred of dollars a year on my heart medication by using a coupon from Amgen.”
🌺 “Most subsidized housing programs will lower your rent if you have medical expenses. I was able to get my doctor to write all my supplements and HEPA air purifier on a prescription pad and my apartment manager considered those legitimate medical expenses. In most states, medical expenses are also used to calculate food stamps. So if your doctor thinks you need something get them to write it down for you. It can mean higher food stamps and lower rent.”
🌺 “I depend on Free Prescription Discount Cards for my medications. The amount of discounts vary greatly depending on the type of card, the pharmacy you use and the medication. Look for Free Prescription Discount Cards. This is different than paid prescription card memberships.”
More Tips from Readers
“You do not have to be really poor to qualify for some of these programs. Some programs consider you low income if you make less than $75,000 per year”
“Do not pay anyone for info on free or low cost meds or medical care. There are some sites that charge for this info. You do not have to have someone else find this info. The same info is available to you that is available to the people that charge for this info.”
“When you apply for a program, it can take a few weeks for everything to get started so you shouldn’t wait until you’re almost out of your current prescription.”
“Some pharmacies have home delivery services. If you are too sick to pick-up your medications, your local taxi company will often pick-up and deliver your medication for a fixed cost.”