Thursday, April 12, 2018

For 13 years, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) has helped people who are uninsured and/or have limited coverage find information about patient assistance programs (PAPs) that could help them access their prescription medicines for free or nearly free. But that’s not all that PPA offers.

PPA is proud to offer patients the ability to search for and discover, via the website or mobile app, a variety of specialized resources designed to help patients with certain diseases and better equip them to manage their specific health needs. These resources include:

  • Diabetes Programs & Supplies – The PPA website connects diabetes patients with programs that provide financial assistance for supplies and related health care items and services. These include free glucose meters, test strips, insulin syringes, medical testing, service animals and more.
  • Common HIV Application – Those with HIV/AIDS can complete this single application to apply for assistance from a number of pharmaceutical companies. By consolidating all of the patient information commonly required for different applications in one single place, this HIV application may help streamline the process for patients and their advocates.
  • Hearing Aids & Devices – If you or someone you love is hearing-impaired, there are programs that may be able to help you. PPA has compiled a list of hearing programs and resources.
  • Service Animals –PPA can help connect qualifying patients with programs that provide specially trained service animals for free (or at a reduced cost).
  • Savings Cards – PPA’s resources include a list of savings card programs that may work well for you. These programs – which are not associated with PPA – offer patients discount cards that make over-the-counter and prescription medications more affordable.
  • Natural Disaster Worksheet – When a natural disaster strikes, it can uproot your home, your pharmacy, and other resources you rely on for your medical care. Use PPA’s natural disaster worksheet to inform your program sponsors that your prescription medication needs have been negatively affected by a natural disaster.
  • Additional Resources – Some organizations offer co-pay and other financial assistance to patients. Browse our list of resources to explore the ways in which these organizations may be able to help you.

PPA also publishes regular stories, infographics and insights, all aimed at helping individuals – not just patients – take ownership of their wellness.

PPA is not only celebrating 13 years of helping patients find access to medicines that allow them to lead longer, healthier lives, we also celebrate the many other important patient-specific resources PPA offers.

If you have ideas about other resources you would like to see PPA offer, get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you.

If you or someone you love struggles with affordable access to medicines, there are resources available that may be able to help: The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) helps connect patients with patient assistance programs that provide free or nearly free prescription medicines. For more information, visit www.pparx.org.