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NeedyMeds is a national nonprofit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

For more information on its available programs, visit or call 800.503.6897.

NeedyMeds Assistance with Government Programs

Every state has programs to help families and individuals with the cost of healthcare. NeedyMeds has compiled a database of programs and helpful tools and information to navigate these programs. Users can search these programs by clicking on a state, D.C., Puerto Rico, or Guam. Programs and their guidelines vary from state to state.

NeedyMeds also has a list of Medicaid sites where you can learn more about Medicaid in your state as well as general information on Medicaid.

For more information, go online.

NeedyMeds Coupons, Rebates, and More

Other assistance options include the NeedyMeds Coupons, Rebates, & More. This option lists offers of brand name or name medicine (over-the-counter and prescription) and medical supplies.

These offers may be in the form of a printable coupon, rebate, savings card, 7 to 30 day free trial offers, or free samples. There are a variety of ways to receive the offers: some may be printed right from their website, while others require registration, filling out a questionnaire, or even obtaining a sample from the doctor’s office.

Go to the NeedyMeds website for more information on searching for coupons, rebates, and more.

NeedyMeds Diagnosis-Based Assistance

There are many government and privately funded organizations that offer programs that help with costs associated with a specific diagnosis. Some programs are national in scope, while others are limited to people in specific states. Most have some type of eligibility requirements, usually financial ones. Some cover one specific diagnosis, while others cover whole categories (such as all types of cancers) or even all chronic medical illnesses.

NeedyMeds has compiled a database of diagnosis-based assistance programs that can be searched. In most cases, it's best to search by the type of diagnosis. Other ways to search for assistance are by looking for programs that serve a specific geographical area. If you know the name of a specific program about which you want more information, you can also search by the name of the program.

For more information, go online.

NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card

The free NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card card can help patients save up to 80 percent off the price of their prescription medications. No personal information or registration is required, and the drug discount card is free of charge. The discount card can be used immediately. Present the card to the pharmacist, along with the prescription, at any participating pharmacies.

The drug discount card cannot be used in combination with any insurance, so it cannot be used to lower a co-payment. Download the card online and learn more about its benefits.

NeedyMeds PAP Search + Apply

To find a patient assistance program (PAP) that patients may qualify for, search the prescribed medication's brand name or generic name, or search for the prescribed medication name using the search feature in the upper left hand corner of the NeedyMeds website.

If using the brand or generic name medication search function:

  1. Click on the first letter of the medication’s name in the alphabet bar.

  2. Click on the name of the medicine to access the eligibility and contact information for the available program(s).

PAPs can also be found by searching the Program Name List or by looking through the Company Name List. Both can be found under the “Healthcare Savings” tab on the NeedyMeds website.

If an application form is available through a PAP, look for it in the “Program Applications” list. If a medicine does not appear on the brand name or generic name lists, then it is not available through a PAP.

Program Application Assistance

There are many local programs and individuals that help people apply to prescription assistance programs. All will help for free or at a low cost. They may help with finding a program for prescription medications, completing the application forms, and working with healthcare providers who must sign the forms. Help can be found at the NeedyMeds website. You can find local programs in two ways:

  1. Enter the patient’s ZIP code to find a program in their area or

  2. Search by state.

For more information, go online.