Kentucky Assistance Programs

Medicaid

Website:

chfs.ky.gov/dms/services.htm

Medicaid

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

To determine what programs or services are available to you, contact the Member Services. The income and resources of the family members who may receive Medicaid coverage must be within Medicaid program guidelines.

Phone Number:

(800) 635-2570

Kentucky Rx Card

Website:

www.kentuckyrxcard.com

Kentucky Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Phone Number:

(502) 822-0145

Program Description:

The Kentucky Rx Card is a FREE prescription assistance program that is available to all residents of the state of Kentucky. The Kentucky Rx Card program was launched in June 2009 to help the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescription medications. The program offers savings of up to 75% on prescription medications and is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. Those with insurance can also use the program for medications not covered through their pharmacy benefits.

The Kentucky Rx Card is now working with the Greater Louisville Inc., Kentucky League of Cities, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, Kentucky Realtors Association, as well as numerous chambers of commerce across the state to help create awareness for the free program. Anyone can print a free card at www.kentuckyrxcard.com. There are no age or income requirements and no applications to fill out. The program is completely confidential, and all cards are pre-activated and do not expire. If you are unable to print a card, you may ask for the discount by name at any CVS/pharmacy or Kmart Pharmacy in Kentucky and they will process your prescription though the program. Kentucky Rx Card is also accepted at Fred's, Meijer, Pamida, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and many more.

The Kentucky Rx Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Residents of Kentucky can obtain a pre-activated free Rx card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.kentuckyrxcard.com.

KCHIP

Website:

kidshealth.ky.gov/en/

KCHIP

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Children under the age 19 who live in families with income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).

Phone Number:

(877) 524-4718

Program Description:

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free or low cost health insurance for children. KCHIP is for children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program

Website:

kentucky.gov/health/Pages/assitanceprograms.aspx

Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for the program is based on income guidelines, set by each individual drug manufacturer company. Individuals who are at or below the federal poverty level or senior citizens in the Medicare "doughnut hole" may be eligible. Clients whose income or resources make them ineligible for existing drug assistance programs through drug manufacturers will receive consultation about other sources of low-cost prescriptions.

Phone Number:

(502) 564-8966

Program Description:

The Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program helps the public access prescription drug programs offered by the drug manufacturers, discount drug programs and discount pharmacy programs. These programs offer prescription drugs free or at reduced costs for qualifying individuals and/or their families.

Health Kentucky Inc

Website:

www.healthkentucky.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=57

Health Kentucky Inc

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Patient eligibility is determined by Health Kentucky or approved satallite site once the correct paperwork/eligibility documention is received. Also elgibility is determined on a as needed basis for changes in income, household size and resources.The Cabinet for Health Services staffs a toll-free hot line, which provides patients with referrals to participating health care providers. Health Kentucky promotes its services through various outreach activities, manages the volunteer health-care network and administers the programs.

Phone Number:

(502) 227-3158