I desperately need someones input.?

I am 58, no income, diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, can not afford the medicines. Any thoughts as to assistance of any kind? Thank you!!

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


    1.)Abbott Diabetes Care Patient Assistance Program

    This program assists financially disadvantaged individuals who meet certain income criteria. The Abbott Diabetes Care application can be found at http://www.rxassist.org/providers/documents/Abbott... or call 866-224-8887.

    2.)Amylin Patient Care Assistance Program

    1-800-330-7647 (phone)

    http://www.amylin.com/products/reimbursement.cfm (overview and contact info)

    http://www.amylin.com/pdf/Byetta_PAP_App.pdf (Byetta help application)

    http://www.amylin.com/pdf/SYMLIN_PAP_App.pdf (Symlin application)

    Amylin Patient Assistance Program

    PO Box 8435

    Gaithersburg, MD 20898

    3.) Bayer

    Through Xubex.com-

    Receive your FREE diabetes Care Kit which includes Ascensia® blood glucose meter, Lancet device, carrying case and strips. Must be 14 years of age or older to receive this offer. This offer is open to US Residents only.

    https://secure.xubex.com/apply/diabetes.aspx (free diabetes care kit through www.xubex.com )

    4.) Bridge to Access

    GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program for non-oncology medicines, provides GSK prescription medicines to eligible low-income patients without prescription drug benefits. To apply via phone, call 1-866-PATIENT to receive by fax or mail.

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/enrollment/eligibil... (eligibility)

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/ProductList (medicine list- incl Avandia and Avandamet. This list may not be complete. If you do not see your GlaxoSmithKline medicine listed, please call 1-888-825-5249, M-F 8AM-8PM ET.)

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/forms/enrollment_fo... (enrollment forms)

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/getting_products/re... (how to get your first refill)

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/getting_products/ob... (how to get subsequent refills)

    Each subsequent refill must be requested by calling 1-866-PATIENT at least three weeks before the patient’s existing supply of medicine is completed.

    http://www.bridgestoaccess.com/PatientEnrollment?p... (online form for application)

    Bridges to Access

    PO Box 29038 • Phoenix, AZ 85038-9038


    5.) IPump.org, Inc. (http://www.ipump.org)/ offers limited reimbursement for diabetes medications, supplies, and insulin to persons who qualify under their "ERMA" (Emergency Request for Medical Assistance) program. They also offer limited monthly financial assistance to qualifying persons to help cover the cost of insulin, diabetes medications and supplies. Persons may only receive financial assistance through one program and no more than once per year. Under their "REDS" program eligible persons may receive certain free diabetes and insulin pump supplies. Contact the Assistance Program Director, program-director@ipump.org for more information about programs currently funded.

    6.) Islets of Hope http://www.isletsofhope.com/diabetes/assistance-pr... lists comprehensive assistance programs by state, as well as international resources for other countries. Includes private, corporate, and government programs. Click on “Assistance Programs” in their pull-down menu. Islets of hope also has a guidebook describing assistance programs for diabetes supplies, insulin pumps, medication, etc

    http://www.isletsofhope.com/pdf/diabetes-assistanc... (overview and details)

    http://www.isletsofhope.com/diabetes/assistance-pr... (tips on finding more help for uninsured people in general)

    7.) Johnson and Johnson Lifescan One Touch free Meters

    call 800 227-8862 or e-mail us: CustomerService@LifeScan.com.

    https://www.onetouchgold.com/simplestart/ (free one touch gold mini meters)

    8.) Lilly’s Lilly Cares program

    Lilly Cares is a patient assistance program provided by Lilly. As part of the company's efforts to provide access to our products for legal U.S. residents regardless of their ability to pay, we created a program to offer free medication, through physicians, to patients who are otherwise unable to obtain our products. Lilly Cares assists patients who are uninsured and whose income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Most Lilly products are available through the program.

    Eligibility is based on the patient's inability to pay and lack of third-party drug payment assistance, including insurance, Medicaid and government, community, or private programs and cannot be eligible for Medicare. Applications are available to anyone and must be completed and signed by the patient and the physician. Patients can download a blank application from the Lilly Cares website or applications can be faxed to you by calling 1-800-545-6962.

    http://www.lillycares.com/index.jsp (medicines , incl. Humulog and Humilin insulin and eligibility)

    http://www.lillycares.com/pdf/lilly_cares_applicat... (application)

    Lilly Cares

    PO Box 230999

    Centerville, VA 20120

    1-(800) 545-6962 (phone)

    Physician requests should be directed to:

    Lilly Cares

    P.O. Box 230999

    Centreville, VA 20120

    1-(800) 545-6962 (phone)


    http://www.medicare.gov/Health/Diabetes.asp (diabetes and Medicare)

    http://www.copays.org/ (patient advocate organization..helps with co-pays for Medicare part D.. Should you wish to access this provider resource please contact the Co-Pay Relief Program at (866)512-3861 or (757)952-0118 to obtain information on how to register . Please note that the provider tax id number is required to complete the application process. )

    10.) MerkHelps

    Merck's Prescription Discount Program

    This drug discount card helps those without prescription insurance save 15% to 40% on selected Merck medicines. Enrolling in the program is free. There are no income or age requirements but you must be a legal U.S. resident to be eligible. To contact the Merck Patient Assistance Program , call 800-727-5400

    8:00 AM–8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.Physicians and other healthcare professionals inquiring about the Patient Assistance Program may contact Merck by calling 1-800-994-2111.

    http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/uninsured/home.htm... (Merck Prescription Discount plan for the Uninsured)

    http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/patientassistance/... (eligibility)

    http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/patientassistance/... (medicine list includes Januvia and Janumet for diabetes)

    http://www.merck.com/merckhelps/patientassistance/... (application)

    Merck Patient Assistance Program

    PO Box 690

    Horsham, PA 19044-9979

    11.) Novo/Nordisk Diabetes Patient Assistance Program

    Patient must be a legal US resident and must not have or qualify for any government prescription coverage such as Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Veteran's Administration or any state or local programs which cover the Novo Nordisk product requested. Patient cannot have nor qualify for any private prescription coverage such as an HMO or PPO.Approved patients will receive a 90-day supply of medication sent to the physician's office. A new application must be submitted with each request. Income documentation is only required annually.

    https://www.pparx.org/ViewProgramDetails.php?progr... (medicine list incl. Novofine needles, Novolin, Novolog, and Levemir insulin, Glucagen and Prandin)

    https://www.pparx.org/resources/2007-03-01.Novo_No... (application and eligibility)

    Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program

    PO Box 181640

    Louisville, KY 40261

    1-(866) 310-7549 (phone)

    1-(866) 441-4190 (fax)

    12.) Pfizer's "Pfizer Pfriends"

    This program helps those without prescription insurance save 15% to 50% on most Pfizer medicines at the pharmacy. Enrolling in the program is free. Eligibility and benefit levels will be determined by the applicant's income, depending on individual or family status. You must be a legal U.S. resident to participate. To apply call 1-866-776-3700. 1-877-447-4600

    http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Programs... (program details)

    http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Programs... (list of medicines, incl Glucatrol XL, Glucotrol, Glynyse, Miconase)

    http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/files/PP_Engli... (application and covered medicines)

    Pfizer Pfriends

    PO Box 12041

    Trenton, NJ 08650-9634.

    Pfizer RSVP Zyvox, Vfend, Revation program (Zyvox is expensive ATB for MRSA in Diabetic foot infection and other infections)

    Free Pfizer medicines plus reimbursement and appeals assistance. Call 1-888-327-7787 for assistance for RSVP

    http://www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com/pages/Programs... (eligibility and medicines)

    13.) Santhofi-Aventis Patient Assistance Program

    For information call (800) 221-4025

    https://www.pparx.org/ViewProgramDetails.php?progr... (medication list incl. Lanthus and Apidra insulin and eligibility)

    https://www.pparx.org/resources/2007-03-01.SanofiA... (application and eligibility and medicines…incl. Lanthus and Apidra insulin)

    Mail or fax application, prescription, and photocopy of

    Federal income tax return to the

    following address:

    Sanofi-aventis U.S. Patient Assistance Program

    P.O. Box 759

    Somerville, NJ 08876

    Fax#: (866) 734-7372

    (800) 221-4025 (phone number for information)


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  • 1 decade ago

    You should get on medicaid right away. Call your local Social Security office to find out how.

    Some pharmaceutical companies offer reduced-price meds to people who can't afford to pay. Try internet or ask at a pharmacy.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Move to Canada, Mexico or any country that offers all of it's citizens Heath Care Insurance.

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  • martin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to the Department of Human Services and fill out the application for medicare... They should pay for all of your medicine.. It is good insurance.. You will have to pay like three dollars everytime though.. but that beats the whole price.. Good Luck!

  • cam
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You should apply for medicaid, also the drug companies have patient assistance programs where you can get the medication at little or no cost. Contact the drug company. Also don't hesitate to ask your doctor for samples as most have them.

  • emtd65
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If you are currently seeing a doctor who is giving you the prescriptions you can look into patient assistance programs on the Internet or your doctor may have literature in his office. This is how I get all of my prescriptions.

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    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to this site (American Diabetes Association) http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy-and-legalresource...

    They have resources to help you!

    My Dad is a severe diabetic who has also lost his leg due to diabetes so please look into the help that the ADA can offer so the same thing doesnt happen to you!!! Good luck!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    you can go to your local jobs and family service who can help you get some kind of medical help...

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