Michigan Assistance Programs

Michigan Rx Card

Website:

www.michiganrxcard.com

Michigan Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Thr program is open to all residents of the state of Michigan.

Phone Number:

888-908-8889

Program Description:

Michigan Rx Card is the state's free prescription assistance program, launched on October 1, 2005. The Michigan Rx Card provides free drug cards to all Michigan residents and offers savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations, and there are no applications to fill out. There are currently more than 56,000 pharmacy locations across the country participating in the program.

Michigan Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of Michigan afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program to get a discount on non-covered drugs.

This statewide initiative is receiving support from Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, Michigan Retailers Association and Michigan Association of Counties. There are also numerous county governments supporting the program such as; Wayne, Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Calhoun, Newaygo, Mid-Michigan Health District, Central Michigan Health District, Health District #2 and Van Buren/Cass Health District.

Residents can print a card from the website at www.MichiganRxCard.com or by contacting any of the supporting counties or organizations listed above. Kmart Pharmacy has been named the preferred pharmacy for the program, so those who cannot obtain a card can also visit any Kmart Pharmacy location in Michigan and ask to have their prescription processed through Michigan Rx Card.

Medicaid

Website:

www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_4860---,00.html

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Health care coverage is available to individuals and families who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Phone Number:

(517) 373-3740

MMAP

Website:

www.mmapinc.org/

MMAP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries and their caregivers.

Phone Number:

(800) 803-7174

MIChild

Website:

www.michigan.gov/mdch/1,1607,7-132-2943_4845_4931---,00.html

MIChild

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

MIChild is a health coverage program using state funds as well as funds authorized under Title XXI of the Federal Social Security Act to furnish health care coverage to a targeted population. This population includes the following individuals:

  • Must be under age 19
  • Not eligible for Medicaid
  • Family income is above 150% and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Must not have health coverage.

Phone Number:

(888) 988-6300

Program Description:

MIChild is a health care program administered by the Department of Community Health. It is for the low income uninsured children of Michigan's working families.

MiRx Card

Website:

www.mihealth.org/mirx/index.html

MiRx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Everyone is eligible

Phone Number:

(800) 259-8016

Program Description:

The MiRx Card program is free. There is no cost for the card. There is no cost to enroll in the program. And, the MiRx card is easy to use. MiRx card holders will take their prescription and their MiRx card to their local participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will fill the prescription and charge the MiRx discounted price. The discount is good on any medicine the pharmacist stocks and your doctor prescribes. Over-the-counter drugs are not covered even if they are prescribed by your doctor.