North Carolina Assistance Programs

North Carolina Drug Card

Website:

www.northcarolinadrugcard.com

North Carolina Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of North Carolina.

Phone Number:

(828) 638-4567

Program Description:

North Carolina Drug Card is the statewide free prescription assistance program open to all North Carolina residents. The program was launched in August of 2007 to help uninsured and underinsured residents of North Carolina afford their prescription medications. Those with insurance also can use the program to discount non-covered medications. Everyone is eligible for this free program and there are no enrollment requirements.

North Carolina Drug Card is working with the NC Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), Health Access America, North Carolina Medical Society, Palmetto Outreach and many other healthcare-related organizations in an effort to expand card distribution sites throughout the state. North Carolina Drug Card provides savings as high as 75% on most brand and generic medications. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-activated and do not expire. The program is accepted at CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, BI-LO, Kmart, Fred's, Ingles, Kerr, Longs, Target and Walmart, as well as 56,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide. CVS/pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy for the North Carolina Drug Card. Anyone unable to obtain a hard card can simply visit any CVS/pharmacy and ask to have their prescription processed through the North Carolina Drug Card.

With today's rising cost of health care, the North Carolina Drug Card is a simple solution to the high cost of prescription medications. Residents can print a free pre-activated card, locate participating pharmacies, and search drug pricing by visiting www.NorthCarolinaDrugCard.com.

North Carolina Health Choice

Website:

www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/healthchoice/index.htm

North Carolina Health Choice

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Your family's monthly income must be equal to or less than 200% of the federal income limits. If your family's monthly income is slightly over the income limits listed below, your child(ren) may still be eligible. There are deductions for child care and a $90 work-related expense deduction for each family member who works.

Phone Number:

(800) 367-2229

Program Description:

North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children is a free or reduced price comprehensive health care program for children. If your family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums, your child(ren) may qualify for NCHC.

North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch

Website:

epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/stds/program.html

North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be HIV Postive and income must be at or below 125% of the current Federal Poverty Level

Phone Number:

(800) 342-2437

Medicaid

Website:

www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/

Medicaid

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicaid serves low-income parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities. There are different types of coverage for people with different needs. Income and resource limits vary. To be eligible for Medicaid, you must also: Be a U.S. citizen or provide proof of eligible immigration status. Individuals only applying for emergency services are not required to provide documentation of immigration status. Live in North Carolina, and provide proof of residency. Have a Social Security number or have applied for one.

Phone Number:

(800) 662-7030

SHIIP

Website:

www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Default.aspx

SHIIP

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers.

Phone Number:

(919) 807-6900