This page contains information and forms to assist you with Medicare and obtain other financial help with your medical needs.
Select the category that meets your needs by clicking on one of these links:
Signing up for Medicare is not difficult.
We provide information on our FAQs page. However, if you're wondering are there any independent Medicare advisors near me that I can speak to before signing up, feel free to give us a call.
We're happy to answer all of your questions about Medicare.
To sign up for Medicare yourself, click on this link:
Medicare GUIDE to Choosing Medigap Policy
Click on the link below to access the 2023 Guide for choosing a Medigap Policy. This OFFICIAL government guide provided by the CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES contains important information about Medicare Supplement Insurance:
Medicare Prescription Assistance
If you find yourself in need of financial help to pay for your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs, you can apply to Medicare for help using this link:
Pennsylvania Medicaid offers free or low-cost health insurance to those who qualify. The link below accesses the application for health care coverage under this program.
At times unexpected medical costs confront all of us, and not all costs are covered by insurance. You may qualify for help paying your bill with one of these hospital network payment options:
WellSpan Health Financial Assistance
Hershey Medical Center
John Hopkins Hospital
Western Maryland Health System
For information, instructions, application form and patient authorization form for Western Maryland Health System click this link:
UPMC Financial Assistance Program
You may be eligible for financial help from UPMC if you have a financial need for your health care. Folks who don’t qualify for assistance from the government or don’t have any (or enough) health insurance might be eligible for either free, or lower cost, health care from UPMC providers.
Click on the link below to find more information and the UPMC Financial Assistance Application.s.
Additional Prescription Assistance Programs
You may find a pharmaceutical assistance program directly from the manufacturer of your prescription using this link:
You may also contact various pharmaceutical companies directly using the links shown below.
Abbott Diabetes Patient Assistance Program
Abbott offers qualifying individuals free blood glucose meters and strips. You might qualify if you don't have coverage for prescriptions and you meet certain income guidelines. Click the link below to see if you qualify:
Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation
This organization provides medications produced by Abbott to individuals experiencing financial hardships on a case by case basis, even if they've qualified for Medicare, Medicaid or ADAP programs. Call the toll free number or click the link below to see if you qualify:
TOLL FREE 800-222-6885
Qualifying applicants may get free Abbvie medication from myAbbvieAssist. If you use their medications call the toll free number or click the link below to see if you qualify for free medicine:
TOLL FREE 800-222-6885
Amgen Safety Net Foundation
If you have a financial hardship and use medications produced by Amgen the Amgen Safety Net Foundation click the link below to see if you qualify for free medicine:
TOLL FREE 800-932-3060
BI Cares Patient Assistance Program
This program is offered by the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (BI Cares) and provides medicines made by Boehringer Ingleheim at no cost to qualifying US patients who are uninsured or under-insured.
TOLL FREE 800-556-8317
Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance
Financial assistance for prescription drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb may be available:
TOLL FREE 800-736-000
Genentech Access Care Foundation
This foundation helps some patients receive their medications free of charge, and other patients understand their medication policy coverage and helps them locate programs that might that might provide financial support for Genentech medicines they use. Call the toll free number or click this link to learn more about Genetech Access:
Gilead Advancing Access Program
Gilead's commitment is to help you afford your drugs regardless of your situation. It doesn't matter if you have insurance, they will help you try to find options that will work for you.
TOLL FREE 800-226-2056
GSK Patient Assistance Program
GSK's patient assistance programs assist people who use certain GSK medicines but don't have prescription drug coverage. Those drugs are provided free, through the mail.
TOLL FREE 866‑728‑4368
Janssen Prescription Assistance (CarePath)
Click the link below to see if you qualify for financial assistance for XARELTO®.
TOLL FREE 888-927-3586
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
This is a non-profit organization committed to assisting qualified patients who have no prescription drug insurance coverage obtain products produced and donated by Johnson & Johnson companies.
TOLL FREE 800-652-6227
Lilly Cares Foundation (Assistance)
Lilly Cares helps people with financial need receive certain medications produced by Lilly.
TOLL FREE 800-545-6962
Merck Patient Assistance Program
Should you or someone you love need help paying for medicines or adult vaccines made by Merck, call the toll free free number or click on these links to see if the Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc., can help:
TOLL FREE 800-727-5400
Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation
Novartis helps people who have a financial hardship and who have little or no prescription drug coverage receive their drugs for free.
Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program
If you have a financial hardship, have little or no prescription drug coverage, and use diabetes medications made by Novo Nordisk, you may qualify for free medication.
TOLL FREE 800-282-7630
Pfizer Patient Assistance Program
Pfizer RxPathways provides connections for qualified patients to a wide number of assistance programs that provide insurance help, co-pay assistance and prescriptions drugs free or at substantial savings.
TOLL FREE 844-989-7284
Sanofi Patient Connection
Sanofi may provide prescription drugs they produce at no cost, even if you have Medicare Part D. If you take prescription drugs produced by Sanofi, to see if you qualify to receive your prescription drugs at reduced cost or no cost to you, call this toll-free number or click the link below it:
TOLL FREE 888-847-4877
BEST PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARDS
By providing affordable prescription medications, a good prescription discount card can help seniors who can't afford their drugs because they fall into the Medicare Part D Donut Hole - a gap caused by the difference between initial Part D coverage and the catastrophic-coverage limit.
The 6 Best Discount Cards for 2023
This VeryWell Health link outlines the best prescription they recommend for 2023.
Don't be one of the 19% of Americans who can't afford their drugs.
Global Pharmacy Plus
Global Pharmacy Plus also assists seniors by providing affordable prescription medications.
Another source of help with prescription costs can be found at this link for GoodRx:
Mark Cuban of TV’s “Shark Tank” has started Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company. He believes every American should be able to buy safe, affordable medicines.
His goal is to lower your drug costs by selling them at cost plus 15%. The company currently offers more than 100 of the most commonly prescribed generic drugs, with more being added all the time. You can find more information by clicking costplusdrugs.com .
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If you live in PA contact PA COMPASS if you and need Medicaid assistance or other financial assist to help any of these services: Medical Assistance; Medicaid For Former Foster Care Youth; CHIP; Pennsylvania's Health Insurance Marketplace (Pennie) Food & Nutrition; The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the School Meals program help you and your family buy food and receive nutritious free or reduced-price school meals.