Florida Assistance Programs

Florida Rx Card

Website:

floridarxcard.com

Florida Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Florida.

Phone Number:

(850) 764-1919

Program Description:

Florida Rx Card is the free statewide prescription assistance program available to all Florida residents. The program was launched in August 2007 to help uninsured and underinsured Florida residents with their prescription medication costs. Florida residents with insurance can also utilize the program for their non-covered medications.

Florida Rx Card works with Florida Hospital Association and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA), as well as many hospitals and clinics to expand card distribution sites throughout the state. Florida Rx Card is free for everyone and provides discounts as high as 75% on most brand and generic medications. There are no restrictions or eligibility requirements for the program. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-activated, ready for use and do not expire. The program is accepted at CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Winn Dixie and Kmart, along with over 56,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.

With the rising cost of healthcare, the Florida Rx Card provides a simple solution to the high prices of prescription medications. Residents can print a free pre-activated card, locate participating pharmacies, and search drug pricing by visiting www.floridarxcard.com. Those unable to obtain a card can also visit any CVS/pharmacy and ask to have their prescription processed through Florida Rx Card.

SHINE

Website:

floridashine.org/

SHINE

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Florida elders.

Phone Number:

(800) 963-5337

Medically Needy

Website:

myflfamilies.com/

Medically Needy

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Your "share of cost" is the amount of medical bills that you must have before Medicaid can pay any of your other incurred medical bills for you. Your "share of cost" works like a deductible on a health insurance policy. Your "share of cost" is based on your family's monthly income. Your "share of cost" may be "estimated" based on your statement of your family's monthly income. You must incur medical expenses equal to the amount of your "share of cost" each month before you can become eligible for Medicaid for the rest of the month.

Phone Number:

(866) 762-2237

Program Description:

The Medically Needy program can help pay for Medicaid-covered services. Individuals enrolled in the Medically Needy Program have income or assets that exceed the limits for regular Medicaid. A certain amount of medical bills must be incurred each month before Medicaid is approved. This is your "share of cost."

KidCare

Website:

floridakidcare.com/

KidCare

Cost:

$0-$15

Eligibility Requirements:

Florida KidCare is for children, not adults. To qualify for premium assistance, a child must: Be under age 19 Be uninsured Meet income eligibility requirements Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen Not be eligible for Medicaid Not be the dependent of a state employee eligible for health insurance Not be in a public institution

Phone Number:

(888) 540-5437

Program Description:

Florida KidCare is the state's children's health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. It includes four different parts, or programs: MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children's Medical Services and Medicaid. When you apply for the insurance, Florida KidCare will check which program your child may be eligible for based on age and family income. Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are: Doctor visits, Check-ups and shots, Hospital Surgery, Prescriptions, Emergencies, Vision and hearing, Dental, and Mental health.

Dept. of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS

Website:

doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/aids/care/adap.html

Dept. of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

YOU MUST BE HIV POSITIVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Phone Number:

(850) 245-4335