Prescription to Save
Want to lower your prescription costs? It might be as easy as asking your local pharmacy for a discount. Check out these ways to save money on medications:
Pharmacy Discount Programs and Cards
Although not always advertised, most pharmacies offer discount programs. This entitles you to savings on generic versions of popular medications, for as low as $3-5 for a 90-day supply. In addition, many pharmacies offer membership discount cards for savings on brand name and generic medications. Be sure to ask about a discount program next time you’re at a Henry Ford Pharmacy, your local grocery, or retailers including Meijer, Target and Walmart.
Mail-Order Prescription Service
For people with chronic conditions that require on-going medication, Pharmacy Advantage is a mail-order and specialty prescription service that can save you money. Specialty programs include: cancer, transplant, fertility, Hepatitis B and C, multiple sclerosis, growth hormone deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune disorders. In one simple step, transfer your prescription and receive free home delivery, as well as prescription coverage investigation and financial assistance programs. Visit pharmacyadvantagerx.
Prescription Assistance Programs
Prescription assistance programs are available for qualifying patients. Be sure to ask your Henry Ford Medical Group provider. We can help direct you to the most appropriate program.
United Way 211 for Southeastern Michigan
United Way 211 is a free information and referral service that connects Michigan residents-in-need to resources, including medication assistance. For assistance, call 211 or 1-800-552-1183, or visit United Way 211.
World Medical Relief (WMR)
World Medical Relief provides medications to low-income Michigan residents for $8.30 per prescription.
You must be age 18 or older, with an annual income less than $36,200 per year (single) or $41,400 per year (couple), with no prescription insurance or Medicaid. For assistance call 313-866-5333 or visit www.worldmedicalrelief.org.
National Prescription Assistance Programs
Prescription Assistance Programs are sponsored by drug companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and civic groups, to help low-income, uninsured patients get free or low-cost, brand-name medications: RxAssist, NeedyMeds, Partnership for Prescription Assistance.