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NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. All the information is free, easy to access and updated regularly. No registration is required and we don't request any personal information.
Programs called Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), which are created by pharmaceutical companies, provide free or discounted medicine to people who are unable to afford them. Each program has its own qualifying criteria.
To find a PAP that you may qualify for:
- Click on Brand Name Drugs or Generic Name Drugs here or under the Patient Savings tab. You can also type in your drug name in the Drug Search field on the top left column.
- If using the links, look up the medication alphabetically to find out if there's a program available. Click on the drug name to find various resources available on the selected drug. If there is a PAP icon under the drug name, then there is an active program available.
- Click on the PAP icon for your medicine to access the eligibility and contact information for the program(s). In some cases, the program application form can be printed from our website. Applications should be faxed or mailed directly to the PAP, not to NeedyMeds.
If your medicine does not appear on the Brand Name or Generic Name lists, then it is not available through a PAP. Read below for other assistance options.
Our Help with Prescription Assistance Applications section provides information on organizations in your area that assist patients with completing prescription assistance program applications for free or a small fee.
Coupons, Rebates & More are offered by various drug companies and may offer a rebate, discount or even free trial size of a medication. Offers for prescription medications require a doctor's prescription. Offers can be found three ways: under Brand Name Drugs if a coupon icon appears under the drug name then click on the icon. They can also be found on the Coupons, Rebates & More page. Use the alphabet bar to find the medicine. Or do a category search for coupons by diagnosis or symptoms
NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card provides savings of up 80% on many prescription medications. The card is free and available to everyone. There is no registration and your entire family can use the same card. Download a card and learn more about its benefits. Information on other drug discount cards are also available on the NeedyMeds' website.
Diagnosis Information Pages provide detailed information about the assistance available for a diagnosis all on one page for easy access.
Diagnosis-Based Assistance programs provide a wide range of assistance for the costs associated with specific diagnoses or medical conditions.
Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs geared towards children and adults living with a specific diagnosis, medical or non-medical condition.
Scholarships geared towards children and adults living with a specific diagnosis or medical condition.
Free/Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Clinics, offering medical services, dental services, or both, offer healthcare at no cost, for a small fee, or on a sliding scale. Clinics are searchable by state.
Government Programs are programs that are created, sponsored, and/or funded (all or in part) by state, county or local governments to assist low-income residents with medical care, prescription assistance, health insurance, etc.
Medicaid Sites, federally funded entitlement program that helps provide medical care to low-income citizens, are searchable by state.
Medicare Counseling, federally funded advisory programs also known as State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), are searchable by state.