Prescriptions

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Finding Prescription Assistance Programs

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LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare Program
www.livestrong.org/survivorcare

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-866-235-7205
Case managers take calls Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). Voicemail is available after hours.

LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare offers assistance to all cancer survivors, including the person diagnosed, caregivers, family and friends. The program provides education, information about treatment options and new treatments in development, counseling services and assistance with financial, employment or insurance issues. To provide these services, LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare has partnered with several organizations, including CancerCare, Patient Advocate Foundation and EmergingMed.

The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebook is a tool that can help you organize and guide your cancer experience. The portable, three-ring binder contains a variety of information covering a full range of physical, emotional and practical survivorship topics. You may order a free LIVESTRONG Survivorship Notebook at www.livestrong.org/notebook. Shipping and handling charges will apply.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

The Food and Drug Administration is the federal agency that oversees the safety of foods, medicines, cosmetics and certain medical treatments in the United States. The Web site has information about how to report consumer problems with these products, such as an adverse reaction to a food product or an over-the-counter medical device that does not work as advertised.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
www.cms.hhs.gov

Phone: 1-877-267-2323
TTY for deaf and hard of hearing callers: 1-866-226-1819

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Web site offers direct links to each program. The site also offers a glossary of agency terms and a search tool. Some common Medicare and Medicaid forms can be printed from the site, or you can call the toll-free number to request that forms be mailed to you.


Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC)
www.accesstobenefits.org

The Access to Benefits Coalition provides information to Medicare beneficiaries about additional programs that may benefit them. Through the Web site, you can determine if you may qualify for additional Medicare programs. You can also print out worksheets that will help you apply for these programs.


National Organization for Rare Disorders
www.rarediseases.org

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-800-999-6673
TTY for deaf and hard of hearing callers: (203) 797-9590

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a nonprofit group of health organizations that work with people who have rare diseases. The Web site has information about many diseases, links to other organizations and a newsletter. NORD also sponsors a medication assistance program for uninsured and underinsured individuals.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org

Phone: 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is an organization of pharmaceutical companies, doctors, health care providers, patient advocacy groups and community organizations. PPA helps uninsured or underinsured individuals to find programs that offer free or nearly free prescription medicines. You can also print applications for the programs for which you qualify. Information on the site is available in Spanish.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-877-696-6775, or see the Web site for a directory of phone numbers for different programs or concerns.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the agency that oversees federal health and safety programs, including income assistance, health care and insurance programs for children and families. Information is available on the Web site regarding Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other medical and financial aid programs for low-income individuals and families.


Insure Kids Now!
www.insurekidsnow.gov

Phone: 1-877-543-7669

Insure Kids Now! Is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide health insurance coverage for infants, children and teens. The insurance is available in each state to children in working families, including those with a variety of immigration status in the family. For little or no cost, this insurance pays for doctor visits, prescription medicines, hospitalizations and more. Phone the program or go to the Web site for Insure Kids Now! for contact information for the programs in each state.


ClinicalTrials.gov
www.clinicaltrials.gov

A service of the National Institutes of Health, ClinicalTrials.gov is a Web site that provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. They also provide information about what clinical trials are, how they work, and how to find one for your condition. Contact information for each clinical trial is provided, as well as a glossary of terms and links to related Web sites.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-800-827-1000
TTY for deaf and hard of hearing callers: 1-800-829-4833

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs oversees benefits to nearly 25 million men and women who have served in the military during wars or official periods of conflict. If you are a veteran or the spouse or child of a veteran, you can contact this agency for information about your benefits. The Web site has information about health services, pharmacy benefits, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation, employment resources, compensation, pensions and more. Some information on the site is available in Spanish.


U.S. Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov

Email: Send an email through the Web site.
Phone: 1-877-FTC HELP (1-800-382-4357)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the governmental agency that oversees many consumer protection issues, including credit reporting, identity theft, fair debt collection processes and other credit issues. The FTC Web site provides information on a variety of subjects, including buying a car, investing, preventing identity theft, choosing a credit card, and managing credit problems. Through the site, you can also file a complaint about a business transaction or report identity theft. Current information about filing for bankruptcy, dealing with creditors and repairing your credit history is also provided. Information on the site is available in Spanish.


Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org

Email: Send email through the Web site.
Phone: (703) 276-0100

The Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that promotes consumer and business education. Through the Web site, you can check a company’s record with the Better Business Bureau and see if any consumer complaints have been filed against the business. You can also find information about consumer protection laws and tips on choosing a business or service provider. If you have a problem with a business, you can contact the Better Business Bureau to request dispute resolution or file a complaint.


Health Resources and Services Administration
www.hrsa.gov

The Health Resources and Services Administration is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through this site you can find community health centers that provide health care services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities that provide free or reduced cost care under the Hill-Burton Program. Links are provided to sites that offer information about Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance and other government programs.


RxAssist
www.rxassist.org

Email: info@rxassist.org
Phone: (401) 729-3284

RxAssist is a pharmaceutical access information center created by Volunteers in Health Care (VIH), a national resource center for safety net organizations. VIH operates out of the Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention, based at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. RxAssist offers a database of pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs and extensive resources on using and understanding these programs. Staff will provide a national perspective on pharmaceutical access issues and strategies.


NeedyMeds.com
www.needymeds.com

Email: Send email through the Web site.

NeedyMeds is a nonprofit organization that helps people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. This program provides links to resources as well as information about patient assistance programs, government programs and other resources. The Web site also provides articles of interest, such as safety updates as well as information related to Medicaid and Medicare Part D.