Pennsylvania Assistance Programs

Pennsylvania Drug Card

Website:

padrugcard.com

Pennsylvania Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Phone Number:

(800) 901-2185

Program Description:

Pennsylvania Drug Card is the statewide free prescription assistance program available to all Pennsylvanians. The program was launched December 2008 to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program also reaches out to help residents that need non-covered medications or have a high deductible insurance plan. There are no restrictions or requirements, all Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enroll in this program.

Pennsylvania Drug Card is working with community partners such as Pennsylvania Society of Physicians Assistants, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce as well as many clinics, hospitals and physician offices to expand the distribution throughout the state. The program, which is free to all, provides as much as 75% savings on prescription medications and is accepted at Acme Sav-on, Super Fresh, Pathmark, Target, Kmart, Giant Eagle, Giant, Weis, Genuardi's, Mr. Z's, Scot's Lo-Cost, Martin's, CVS/pharmacy, Shoprite, Walgreens, Walmart, along with over 56,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.

With the rising costs of healthcare and increases in co-pays and deductibles, Pennsylvania Drug Card is a simple, smart solution to reduce your cost on prescription medications. Please visit www.padrugcard.com to get your free pre-activated card, locate pharmacies and get the best price on your medications.

APPRISE

Website:

ccaaa.net/apprise.html

APPRISE

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries and Pennsylvanians age 60 and over often need help understanding their Medicare and other health insurance benefits.

Phone Number:

(717) 772-0380

Cover All Kids

Website:

chipcoverspakids.com/

Cover All Kids

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Federal law requires that CHIP applicants whose income is over the free CHIP limits (200 percent of federal poverty guidelines - a family of four making more than $41,300/year) have to be without insurance for six months before being enrolled, with some exceptions. This requirement is part of the law and is used to prevent employers and/or consumers from dropping private health coverage to enroll in a public program. CHIP is strictly for families with no other available health coverage. Please note that the six month period of uninsurance does not apply to those who eligible for free CHIP. For those in the low-cost and at-cost CHIP programs, exceptions to the six month rule include: the child is under age two; the child has lost health benefits because a parent lost their job; or the child is moving from another public health insurance program.

Phone Number:

(800) 986-5437

Program Description:

Cover All Kids is the initiative that lead to the expansion of the CHIP program. Now, all uninsured children and teens in the commonwealth who are not eligible for Medical Assistance have access to affordable, comprehensive health-care coverage. Now, no family makes too much money for CHIP. It's the same great program, now available to all families.

PACE

Website:

portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/prescription_assistance/17942

PACE

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for PACE, you must be 65 years of age or older, a Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application, and you cannot be enrolled in the Department of Public Welfare's Medicaid prescription benefit.

For a single person, your total income must be $14,500 or less.

For a married couple, your combined total income must be $17,700 or less.

PACENET - Who is eligible:

  • To be eligible for PACENET, you must be 65 years of age or older
  • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application, and
  • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Public Welfare's Medicaid prescription benefit.

A single person's total income can be between $14,500 and $23,500.

A couple's combined total income can be between $17,700 and $31,500

Phone Number:

(800) 225-7223

Program Description:

PACE, PACENET and PACE Plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents age 65 and older.

Medicaid

Website:

dpw.state.pa.us/

Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

You can also contact your local county assistance office. You may apply even if you are not sure that you are eligible.

Phone Number:

(800) 692-7462