Apply for a Patient Assistance Program (PAP) for your medication. PAPs are run by pharmaceutical companies and give free or medicines which are reduced in cost to those who qualify. Eligibility and application requirements change from program to program, often based on earnings and if you are insured. If you’re a member of a service like MedCard you can get help with applying for these programs. To find out if there’s a PAP available for your medicine, click on the member benefit access tab on MedcardMember.com and scroll down to the PAP info. Click the correct PDF file for either the Brand Name Drugs or Generic Name Drugs and look for your medicine. Next complete the online form with your information and list the drugs you confirmed were on the list. Then watch your email for further instructions.
Find a Diagnosis-Based Assistance Program which will assist with the costs including non-medication associated costs. A great resource for finding these programs is needymeds.org. On the website click on the diagnoses list, then lookup Diabetes to find out about all of the nationwide, regional and programs that can assist with expenses.
Visit goodrx.com and see if there are any coupons or rebates for your drug. GoodRx is a free service and you can often find coupons that you wouldn’t have access to using a discount or insurance card.