Many pharmaceutical companies have a program to provide medications to those unable to pay. An application must be submitted by your physician to the company. PSRC cannot endorse or recommend any out-of-country pharmacy options while quality and legality are in question.
Some pharmaceutical web sites sell prescription and over-the-counter drugs that are not safe to use and may put people's health at risk. Check the following website of the Food & Drug Administration for information about buying medicines over the internet.
The Princeton Regional Health Department offers a flyer on prescription assistance programs. Click here for a copy in .PDF form.
AARP PHARMACY SERVICE
- Offers discounts on a variety of prescriptions. No membership required
- 800 456-2277 for information
- Web site: www.aarpwalgreens.com
BENEFITS CHECK UP RX
- An online screening tool sponsored by the National Council on Aging to assist low-income people in finding federal, state and local assistance programs
CAP DIABETIC PROGRAM
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
- Online pharmacy evaluates meds for conflicts, presorts and packs pills to reduce errors.
GENERIC DRUG PROGRAMS OFFERED BY RETAILERS
A number of local retail pharmacies offer generic drug programs with no enrollment fee. They include:
- Rite Aid (must sign up for the Rx Savings Card
- Stop & Shop
Those that require an annual enrollment fee include:
- CVS Health Savings Pass. Annual enrollment fee: $10 per person
- Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. Annual enrollment fee: $20 per person, $35 for family
- Access2wellness provides access to one of the broadest selections of assistance programs that offer more than 1,000 prescription medications, for free or at a discount, to those who qualify.
- Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems
MEDICAL HOME PHARMACY
- Compounding, special needs...
- 521 S. Broad St. Trenton, NJ 08611
MERCER COUNTY WELLNESS PROGRAM
- Prescription Drugs, Eyecare, Hearing Aids, and Much More... Savings of 10-50% on Prescription Drugs!
- The Wellness Discount Program includes discounts on the following:Prescription Drugs,Hearing Exams & Hearing Aids, Vision Exams, Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses & Lasik Eye Surgery,Dental Care,Diabetic Supplies,ProSmile
NeedyMeds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.
NEW JERSEY DRUG REGISTRY
PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE
Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.
PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED & DISABLED (PAAD) & SENIOR GOLD
These are both state-funded prescription programs, which help eligible NJ residents pay for prescription drugs (including insulin, insulin needles, certain diabetic testing materials and syringes, and needles for injectable medicines used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis). Click here for current income limits for these programs.
- Department of Health and Senior Services
- P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
- Phone: (609) 292-7837 or 800-367-6543 or 800 792-9745
For forms and assistance in completing them, contact the PSRC Spruce Circle office (609) 924-7108.
- Eligibility: NJ resident, over 30 days with permanent address, aged 65 and older, or at least 18 years of age and receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
- PAAD cardholders pay $6-7 per prescription. PAAD also pays basic Medicare Part D premiums. People who are eligible for PAAD may also be eligible to receive other benefits such as Lifeline, which provides assistance for utility bills, Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled, reduced motor vehicle fees, property tax freeze, and discounts from Verizon and AT&T.
- Web site: www.nj.gov/health/seniorbenefits/paad.shtml or www.njpaad.gov
- Senior Gold cardholders pay $15 plus 50% of the remaining cost for each prescription. When annual out-of-pocket expenses exceed $2000 for single persons and $3000 a year for married couples, each prescription costs only $15.
- (609) 924-7108 for forms and assistance from the PSRC Spruce Circle office
- Web site:www.nj.gov/health/seniorbenefits/pbp/senior-gold.shtml
- Sets up 14 days of medication in blister packs, labeled by time and date.
Rx4NJ FREE OR DISCOUNTED DRUGS
- An on-line resource center with a database of pharmaceutical companies that offer patient assistance programs; also other information regarding Medicare Part D and other issues related to pharmaceutical assess.
- Web site: www.rxassist.org
- A mail order pharmacy offering more than 150 medications at $20 for a 180 day supply. Eligibility depends only on income.
- 800 769-3880
- Web site: www.rxoutreach.org
Prescription Savings Program
Princeton Pharmacy at the University Store (609) 924-4545, and CVS offer weekday home delivery.
24-hour pharmacy: CVS Hamilton 1099 ROUTE 33 HAMILTON SQUARE, NJ 08690 (609) 586-6384
Some insurance plans offer a 90 day supply by mail order at reduced prices, and some stores now match those prices.
Many Pharmaceutical companies have a program to provide medications to those unable to pay. An application must be submitted by your physician to the company.
PSRC can not endorse or recommend any out-of-country pharmacy options while quality and legality are in question.
The Princeton Senior Resource Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on these pages. We collect and provide information from many sources as a service to those seeking services in the Princeton area. No listed provider pays to be in our directory.