Know Your Rights:
Prescriptions Assistance Programs
The cost of medication can be a heavy financial burden even with insurance benefits. A number of themajor pharmaceutical companies provide some type of patient assistance programs to help with the cost of medication.Start by asking your physician’s office for help. Most medical offices have at least oneperson on staff that can help you determine if the pharmaceutical company that manufactures yourmedication has an assistance program.Two programs that are available include Together Rx Access and Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Together Rx Access is a prescription savings program that ten pharmaceutical companies founded together. This service is free and could save you from 25-40% on both brand name and generic medication. There is no fee and only three eligibility requirements:
1. No prescription drug coverage
2. Not eligible for Medicare
3. Legal resident of the US or Puerto Rico For information about this program, call 1-800-444-4106
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs. More than 180 of the programs are offered by pharmaceutical companies. Even if you have prescription insurance coverage, you may be eligible for some type of help. To contact PPA call 1-888-4PPA-NOW or 1-888-477-2669 or online at www.pparx.org.
NC MedAssist creates a mail order central pharmacy to provide free brand name & generic drugs. The drugs are donated by pharmaceutical companies. North Carolina residents who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to enroll in the program: Adults and children living at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Adults and children who do not qualify for: Medicaid, Veterans Administrationor private health insurance. Medicare Part D participants who fall in the “donut hole” may be eligible after consultation with NC MedAssist.Eligible residents can enroll in the program by downloading an enrollment packet from the NC MedAssist Web site,or by calling
Rock Quarry Family Medicine,
1001 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 (919) 833-3111
Apex Family Medicine,
212 S. Salem St., Apex, NC, 27502
Southern Wake Family Medicine,
Southern Regional Center, 103 N. Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina
Horizon Health Center, 102 N. Tarboro Road, Raleigh, NC, 27610,
(919) 743-3315, serves the homeless
On this Page you will also find:
Resource & Information
*Doctors who work with the Uninsured
* Prescription Assistance Programs
* Food & Heating Assistance
*Know Your Rights (IEP's, Guardianship) And More...
Alliance Behavioral Health
(Services for the Disabled)
Heating Assistance FYI:
Here is a webpage that has Federal, State, and Charitable organizations that are interested in helping people pay their heating/power bills. May be of some help or importance for family, friends, or acquaintances who are on a fixed income or have a low income level.
The Autism Society of NC
ECAC ( Exceptional Children's Advocacy Council )
Angela McCants (919) 571-8092 ex.10
Triangle Down Syndrome Network
Phone: (919) 803-0515
The Arc of NC ( State )
phone: (919) 782-4632
or 1 (800) 662-8706
Web Site for the Arc ( National ) www.thearc.org
Activities and Summer Camp Programs:
Raleigh Parks & Rec.
Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry
o Food Bank Facts: Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry
Address: 216 West Academy Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Phone: (919) 552-7720
Drop off times: open 9:00am-Noon on Tuesdays and 3:00pm-6:00pm
Zebulon United Methodist Church
o Food Pantry Facts: Zebulon United Methodist Church
Address: 121 W. Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, NC, 27597
Phone Number: 269-9408
Donation Times: Call ahead and speak with Sherry L. at 269-9408
o Please call Larna Haddix at ERC, 404-3970, for more information
on food pick up times.
Wendell United Methodist Church
o Food Pantry Facts: Wendell United Methodist Church
Contact Information: Debbie Merritt
Office Phone: 919-365-6266
Address: 129 N. Main St. Wendell, NC 27591
Food Pick-up Times: Tuesday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday morning from 9:00am-10:30 am
Last Saturday of every month from 10:00am-noon
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