Assistance for Reduced Price or No-cost Prescriptions
Medications can be one of your most expensive healthcare costs, and taking your medications as directed by your doctor is very important. So, we encourage everyone who is taking medications to contact SMHC’s free MedAccess program to find out if you can receive your medication for less.
There are many options available to lower the cost of your medications regardless of income level and insurance coverage.
Southern Maine Health Care had partnered with MaineHealth to offer MedAccess, a free program designed to inform people about the low cost prescriptions available to them. There are programs that offer lower prescription prices for some drugs regardless of your income. Other programs allow patients to receive their prescriptions at no cost or at a reduced cost based upon income qualifications. Either way, our MedAccess specialist will offer you information and help complete the forms necessary to determine if you quality for free or reduced cost prescriptions.
In addition to local generic medication savings at certain pharmacies, free medications are available through pharmaceutical companies’ Prescription Assistance Programs (PAP). Patients with computer access can apply directly to drug companies for assistance, but the application process can be cumbersome. MedAccess caseworkers, using special software, help patients find the right PAP and assist them with the application process. The process includes income verification and physician verification. Patients can expect to know if they qualify within two to six weeks.
To find out how you can start saving on your prescriptions, contact the SMHC MedAccess office at (207) 294-8141 or toll-free at (877) 275-1787.