List of State Pharmacy Assistance Programs
Note: Some States* do not provide assistance while some do not have a web site. Others have two or three different programs. No attempt was made to list qualifications as these not only vary by state but change as new legislation is passed or rulings, court or administrative, are issued. However, in all of the below listings, at least a telephone number is provided.
* http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/drugaid.htm lists state's programs with explanation.
Alabama - SenioRx Partnership for Medication Access - Contact the Department of Senior Services at 1-800-243-5463
Arizona - No information listed.
California - Prescription Drug Discount Program for Medicare Recipients - Contact the Department of Health Services at 1-800-434-0222
Connecticut - Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly and Disabled program (ConnPACE) - Contact the Department of Social Services at 1-800-423-5026 (in-state) or 1-860-832-9265 (out-of-state)
Delaware - Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP) - Call the program at 1-800-996-9969, x17
Delaware - Nemours Health Clinic Pharmaceutical Assistance - Contact the Wilmington office at 1-800-842-1900 or the Milford office at 800-763-9326
Florida - No information listed.
Illinois - Illinois SeniorCare - Contact the Health Benefits Hotline at 1-800-226-0768 or the Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-6302
Illinois - Circuit Breaker and Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs - Contact the Department of Revenue at 1-217-524-0084 or 1-800-624-2459
Indiana - HoosieRx - Call 1-866-267-4679
Iowa - Iowa Priority Prescription Savings Program - Contact the Iowa Priority Prescription Savings Program at 1-866-282-5817
Kansas - Kansas Senior Pharmacy Assistance Program - Contact the Department of Aging at 1-785-296-4986
Maine - Maine Rx Plus - Call 1-866-796-2463 or 1-800-423-4331
Maine - Maine Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled Program - Contact the Bureau of Elder and Adult Services at 1-800-262-2232 or the Bureau of Medical Services at 1-866-796-2463
Maryland - Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program - Contact the Department of Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program at 1-800-226-2142
Maryland - The Maryland Medbank Program - Call the program at 1-410-821-9262
Massachusetts - Prescription Advantage (enrollment restricted to newly eligible beneficiaries, as of May 2004) - Contact the Office of Elder Affairs at 1-800-243-4636 or 1-617-727-7750
Michigan - Michigan's Elder Prescription Insurance Coverage (currently closed except for emergency coverage) - Contact the program's member services at 1-866-747-5844 to see if applications are being accepted.
Minnesota - No listing found.
Missouri - Missouri Senior Rx Program - Contact the Senior Rx program at 1-866-556-9316
Nevada - Senior Rx - Contact Senior Rx at 1-800-262-7726 or the Eldercare Help Line at 1-800-243-3638
New Hampshire - New Hampshire Medication Bridge Program - Call 1-603-225-0900 or the New Hampshire governor's office at 1-800-852-3456
New Jersey - Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled - Contact the Department of Health and Senior Services at 1-800-792-9745
New Jersey - Senior Gold Prescription Discount - Contact the Department of Health and Senior Services at 1-800-792-9745
New Mexico - No listing found.
New York - Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program - Call 1-800-332-3742
North Carolina - North Carolina Senior Care - Call the program toll-free at 1-866-226-1388
Ohio - Golden Buckeye Prescription Drug Benefit Plan - Call the Department of Aging at 1-800-422-1976
Oregon - No information listed.
Pennsylvania - PACE—Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly - Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at 1-800-225-7223 or 1-717-787-7313
PACENET (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier)
Contact the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at 1-800-225-7223 or 1-717-787-7313
Rhode Island - R.I. Pharmaceutical Assistance Program to the Elderly (RIPAE) - Contact the Department of Elder Affairs at 1-401-462-3000
South Carolina - SILVERxCard South Carolina Seniors' Prescription Drug Program - Contact SILVERxCARD at 1-877-239-5277
Vermont - VHAP (Vermont Health Access Plan) Pharmacy Benefit - Contact the Office of Vermont Health Access at 1-800-250-8427
VSCRIPT - Contact the Office of Vermont Health Access at 1-800-250-8427
VSCRIPT Expanded - Contact the Office of Vermont Health Access at 1-800-250-8427
Vermont - Healthy Vermonters Discount Program - Contact the Office of Vermont Health Access at 1-800-250-8427
West Virginia - Golden Mountaineer Discount Card - Contact the Bureau of Senior Services at 1-304-558-3317 or toll-free at 1-877-987-3646
Wisconsin - Senior Care - Call the program toll-free at 1-800-657-2038
Wyoming - Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Contact the Department of Family Services at 1-307-777-7921 or the Department of Health at 1-800-438-5785