Vermont Assistance Programs

Vermont Health Access Program

Website:

www.catamounthealth.org/vhap.html

Vermont Health Access Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible for VHAP if you are 18 or older, a Vermont resident, meet the income guidelines, and one of the following applies: you have been uninsured for at least 12 months; you are between the ages of 18 and 26 and currently on your parents' health insurance plan (with some exceptions for students - see below); you have insurance that only provides hospital care or doctors' visits (but not both) OR if you lost your health insurance.

Phone Number:

(866) 482-4723

Vermont Rx Card

Website:

www.vermontrxcard.com

Vermont Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Phone Number:

(800) 931-5042

Program Description:

Vermont Rx Card is the free statewide prescription assistance program. Everyone living or working in the state is eligible to receive savings through this free program and there are no applications, no restrictions and no eligibility requirements.

The program was launched in 2011, as a joint effort with the Vermont Medical Society, to offer assistance to the uninsured. Vermont Rx Card can also be used to discount prescription medications that are not covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Residents can potentially save up to 75% on most brand and generic medications, with an average savings of 30%.

Program directors, along with the Vermont Medical Society, are creating awareness statewide by establishing distribution sites at clinics, hospitals and other organizations. Vermont Rx Card is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide including; Kinney Drugs, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid and Walmart.

SHIP - The Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Website:

www.medicarehelpvt.net/

SHIP - The Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries and their families

Phone Number:

(800) 642-5119

Dr. Dynasaur

Website:

www.greenmountaincare.org/vermont-health-insurance-plans/dr-dynasaur

Dr. Dynasaur

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility is based on household income and family size. A family of two can earn up to and including $3,658* per month, a family of three can earn up to and including $4,598* per month and a family of four can earn up to and including $5,538* per month and still be eligible. You may still qualify if your monthly income is higher if you have earned income and/or child care expenses

Phone Number:

(800) 250-8427

Program Description:

Dr. Dynasaur is a health insurance program for children, teens under 18 and pregnant women. Broad income guidelines are designed to cover as many families as possible - currently a family of four can make up to $60, 156 per year and still be eligible. You may qualify even if you have other health insurance. Even if you are 18 to 21 years old, you may be eligible for low cost or free health insurance.

Vermont AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Website:

healthvermont.gov/prevent/aids/aids_index.aspx#Anchor-Th-57625

Vermont AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

YOU MUST BE HIV POSITIVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. - the applicant's net income must be at or below 200% of the current Federal Poverty Level - there are sliding scale co-payments for income over 200% - must be HIV+

Phone Number:

(802) 863-7253