Additional Resources

In addition to programs that help patients obtain free or low-cost medicines and health care services, the following resources may be available to help patients meet their health care needs for free or at a reduced cost.

American Parkinson Disease Association

American Parkinson Disease Association National Office
135 Parkinson Avenue
staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: 800-223-2732

American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. /APDA National Young Onset Center

The APDA National Young Onset Center focuses on developing education and support services that address the unique needs of young people with Parkinson's disease, their family members and friends as well as their healthcare team.

American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. /APDA National Young Onset Center
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: 877-223-3801
Fax: 630-933-4380

DrugLess.Org provides people with information on drug treatment, intervention and prevention.
Phone number: 1-877-SAMHSA-7

Foundation for Health Coverage Education

This organization offer user-friendly tools and guides—booklets, pamphlets, toll-free Help Line, web tools and presentations—that simplify public and private health insurance options

Foundation for Health Coverage Education
101 Metro Drive, Suite 250
San Jose, California 95110
Uninsured Help Line: 1-800-234-1317

National Council on Aging

1901 L Street, NW, 4th floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-479-1200


NeedyMeds is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.

Address: P.O. Box 219, Gloucester, MA 01931

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

The PAF helps to solve health insurance and access problems. The website has information on resources, programs, and provides personal help. PAF offers assistance to patients with specific issues they are facing with their insurer, employer and/or creditor regarding insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases.

Services provided by PAF include:

  • Colorectal CareLine

    Colorectal CareLine is a patient/provider hotline designed to provide assistance to patients who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and are seeking education and access to care.

  • CINV CareLine

    CINV (chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting) CareLine is a patient hotline designed to provide case management assistance to patients diagnosed with cancer and experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting who are seeking education and access to care.

  • Co-Pay Relief Program

    The Co-Pay Relief Program currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.

Patient Advocate Foundation
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Email:, Inc. is a free resource designed to help connect patients who can’t afford their prescription medications with patient assistance programs.

Address: 11608 Darryl Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood's health centers offer services including birth control, routine gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and abortion. Lists of health centers by area are available on the website.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
434 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
1-800-230-PLAN (7526)


RxAssist is a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable, or free, medications. The database includes information on the pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs, or programs that provide free medication to low-income patients. RxAssist was created by Volunteers in Health Care, a national, nonprofit resource center for health care programs working with the uninsured.

Address: 111 Brewster Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 1-401-729-3284
Fax: 1-401-729-2955

Vaccines for Children Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. There is information for parents, including where to get vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333

WISEWOMAN – Heart Health for Uninsured and Under-Insured Women

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This program (administered through CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention) provides screening for heart disease and stroke risk factors and lifestyle interventions for many low-income, uninsured, or under-insured women aged 40–64. The website has information on heart health and program locations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341–3717