For diabetic patients who need financial assistance with supplies and related health care items and services, the following programs may be of help. Please note that applications must be submitted to the programs and not to PPA®.


Insulin Access Programs

Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program

Blink Health is working with Eli Lilly and Company to offer a 40 percent discount on Lilly insulins. The Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program delivers the 40 percent discount directly to patients and will be honored at over 67,000 local pharmacies nationwide. Anyone can participate in the Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program via the Blink Health mobile app (available for iOS & Android) or website,, which has no membership fees or monthly premiums. Patients enter the form, dosage and quantity of the Lilly insulin that matches their prescription. The discount will be automatically applied. Payments are made online and the prescriptions can be picked up at virtually any U.S. pharmacy, including: Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Target, RiteAid, Safeway and Kroger. People using federal government programs are not eligible. Purchases are fully refundable.

Assistance: Insulin

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Free Glucose Meters

Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott Diabetes Care provides free blood glucose monitoring system kits to those with diabetes.

Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.
1360 South Loop Road
Alameda, CA 94502 USA
Tel: 888-522-5226
Fax: 202-337-8314

Assistance: Free Glucose Meters

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Test Strips

ACCU-CHEK Patient Assistance Program

Roche Diagnostics, the maker of ACCU-CHEK® Products provides a limited supply of ACCU-CHEK Aviva test strips to a network of community clinics and health centers throughout the U.S. to distribute to their low-income and uninsured patients with diabetes.

Roache Diagnostics Corporation
9115 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 800-858-8072

Assistance: Test Strips

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Insulin Syringes

The BD Insulin Syringe Assist Program

BD Medical – Diabetes Care offers a patient assistance program for people who use BD Ultra-Fine™ Insulin Syringes. You may qualify if you cannot pay for insulin syringes because your income is low and you do not have health insurance. You must meet financial and other program-specific criteria to be eligible for assistance. People who receive Medicare or Medicaid benefits do not qualify for this program. If you qualify, you can receive BD Ultra-Fine™ Insulin Syringes for a small co-pay.

The BD Insulin Syringe Assist Program
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Tel: 866-818-6906

Assistance: Insulin Syringes

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Medical Testing

All Women Count! (BCCP)

The All Women Count! Program serves women 30-64 years of age for Pap smears, 40-64 for mammograms, without insurance to pay for screening exams, and who have insurance but cannot pay the deductible or co-payment.

South Dakota Dept. of Health
615 E 4th Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 800-738-2301
Fax: 605-773-5509

Assistance: Medical Testing

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Diabetic Eye Disease Detection Program

The Diabetic Eye Disease Detection Program provides dilated retinal eye examinations for people with diabetes who would not otherwise be able to afford this care. Programs are usually held at a hospital or a health center and scheduled on a Saturday

New Jersey Department of Health
P. O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Tel: 973-648-7400

Assistance: Medical testing

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Eye Care America Diabetes EyeCare Program

Eye Care America Diabetes EyeCare Program provides eye exams and up to one year of care to US citizens and legal residents within the Continental U.S, Hawaii and Puerto Rico through volunteer ophthalmologists (EyeMDs) often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify.

Eye Care America Diabetes EyeCare Program
P.O. Box 429098
San Francisco, CA 94142-9098
Tel: 877-887-6327
Fax: 415-561-8567

Assistance: Medical Testing

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Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP)

Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) is a comprehensive program that can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with diabetes mellitus, Hansen's disease, or any condition that results in loss of protective sensation in the feet. LEAP’s program includes annual foot screenings, education, self-inspections, footwear selections, and foot care management.

Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: 888-475-4772

Assistance: Medical Testing

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SagePlus Screening and Heart Health Services

SagePlus Screening and Heart Health Services provide free screenings for diabetes and certain cancers. You must meet certain guidelines to be able to participate in each program.

Minnesota Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 64975
Saint Paul, MN 55164
Tel: 651-201-5000

Assistance: Medical Testing

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WISEWOMAN provides blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes screenings and testing for women.

4770 Buford Hwy, NE Mail Stop F-72
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Tel: 800-CDC-INFO
Fax: 770-488–8151

Assistance: Medical testing

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Multiple Diabetes Supplies Available

ACT1 Supply Exchange Program

ACT1 is one of the few organizations in the U.S. that provide a non-prescription supply exchange program for diabetics in need. ACT1 is run by those with Type 1 diabetes for those with Type 1 diabetes.

ACT1 Diabetes
PO Box 833
Sparrow Bush, NY 12780

Assistance: General Diabetes Supplies

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C*A*R*E Chest of Sierra Nevada - Diabetic Program

Children and adults with diabetes receive free access to diabetic supplies and medications needed to manage their disease, remain in school and working and prevent secondary conditions.  Clients are provided glucose meters, lancets, test strips (one (1) box per month for a total of eight (8) per calendar year) and up to $100 annually for insulin and oral diabetes medications.

C*A*R*E Chest of Sierra Nevada - Diabetic Program
7910 N. Virginia
Reno, NV 89506
Tel: 775-829-2273
Fax: 775-829-8745

Assistance: glucose meters, lancets, test strips, general medical supplies

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CR3 Diabetes Association

CR3 Diabetes Association provides glucose meters, strips, discounted pump supplies, and refurbished insulin pumps to uninsured or underinsured people living with diabetes.

CR3 Diabetes Association
P. O. Box 792
Apex, NC 27502
Tel: 919-303-6949
Fax: 919-267-9629

Assistance: Assistance with glucose meters, test strips, general diabetes supplies

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Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

The Diabetes Foundation, Inc., provides diabetes medications and supplies to New Jersey uninsured, low-income diabetics, assuring that they are able to care for their diabetes while they secure more long-term aid from other sources.

Diabetes Foundation, Inc.
13 Sunflower Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Tel: 201-444-0337
Fax: 201-444-5580

Assistance: glucose meters, lancets, test strips, general medical supplies

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Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. - Helping Hands Program

The Helping Hands program provides free emergency assistance with diabetes-related medicines and medical supplies to uninsured/underinsured Mississippians.

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi
800 Avery Blvd., Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Tel: 601-957-7878

Assistance: Test strips, lancets, other supplies

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Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland - Diabetes Matters

Diabetes Matters  incorporates patient education and support services for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes through direct services and community outreach, including individual and group education classes, empowerment groups, nutrition classes, educational materials, community presentations, direct assistance with diabetes supplies, “Ask an Educator” by phone or online, diabetes risk assessments, and the Aronoff Diabetes Resource Center.

Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
3601 S. Green Rd., #100
Beachwood, OH 44122
Tel: 216-591-0800
Fax: 216-591-0320

Assistance: General diabetes supplies, education

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HealthLink's Diabetes Monitoring Program

HealthLink's Diabetes Monitoring Program was started in response to an overwhelming community need, the ability to control and monitor blood glucose levels in our diabetic population. The Diabetes Monitoring Programs accepts eligible patients into their program and provides, at no cost, a blood glucose machine, test strips and other supplies. Participants stop by monthly to replenish supplies and receive additional information, support and counseling to assist them in controlling their diabetes.

HealthLink's Diabetes Monitoring Program
115 Vaughan Memorial Drive
Selma, AL 36701
Tel: 334-418-8800

Assistance: Free glucose meters, lancets, test strips, general diabetes supplies

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Nevada Diabetes Association

The Nevada Diabetes Association provides emergency insulin and other diabetes supplies to those in emergency situations. They provide free diabetes screens and information programs for managing and living with diabetes.

Nevada Diabetes Association
18 Stewart Street
Reno, NV 89501
Tel: 800-379-3839
Fax: 775-348-7591

Assistance: glucose meters, lancets, test strips, general medical supplies

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North Dakota Community Action Partnership

Each of the seven Community Action Agencies across North Dakota offer diabetic supplies for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, senior citizens, and others in crisis situations.

North Dakota Community Action Partnership
3233 South University Drive
Fargo, ND 58104
Tel: 701-232-2452
Fax: 701-298-3115

Assistance: General diabetes supplies

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Rambo Memorial Health Center

The Rambo Memorial Health Center staff works with the medical community and other local agencies to provide free quality health care to residents of Muskingum County, with a respiratory diagnosis, who are uninsured, underinsured, and/or have no local physician. Out-of-county residents may take advantage of their services for small charges. Fees are based on income (refer to website for financial assistance program guidelines and service fee descriptions).

Muskingum T.B. & Respiratory Clinic
711 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Tel: 740-452-5401

Assistance: Medical testing, free glucose meters

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Rx Outreach - Diabetes Supplies Program

Rx Outreach - Diabetes Supplies Program provides diabetes care products to those with diabetes at little to no cost.

RX Outreach
PO Box 66536
St. Louis, MO 63166-6536
Tel: 800-769-3880

Assistance: Medical Supply Shipping, General Diabetes Supplies

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Xubex Free Diabetes Kit and Supplies

In an effort to help those with diabetes in cooperation from Abbott Diabetes Care, we are pleased to provide a free diabetes kit to those who qualify. You may also qualify to receive all your diabetic supplies such as strips and lancet FREE of charge direct from us.

Xubex Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 1244
Winter Park, FL 32790-1244
Tel: 866-699-8239
Fax: 407-671-7960

Assistance: Free glucose meters, lancets, test strips, general diabetes supplies

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Service Animals

Can Do Canines - Diabetes Assist Dogs

Can Do Canines provide service animals to individuals with Type I Diabetes. Diabetes Assist Dogs are trained to monitor smells in the air for a specific scent on the human breath that is related to rapidly dropping or low blood sugar levels. Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa.

Can Do Canines
9440 Science Center Drive
New Hope, Minnesota 55428
Tel: 763.331.3000
Fax: 763-331-3009

Assistance: Service Animals

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Pharmaceutical Company Programs

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