Medication/Prescription Drugs

Free Medicine Program

Most drug manufacturers help people in financial need, regardless of their age. However, in order to qualify you need to meet the following three basic requirements: (1) You do not currently have insurance coverage for outpatient prescription medicines; and (2) Your income is at a level that causes hardship when prescription medicines are purchased at retail price; and (3) You do not qualify for a government or third party programs that provides for prescription medicine coverage.


Medication Therapy Management for People Who Suffer from Chronic Health Conditions and Are on a State Health Care Program This is a new service provided by pharmacists for people enrolled in State Health Care Programs (MA, MinnesotaCare, Home and Community Based Waivers, etc.) Local pharmacists, enrolled with the Department of Human Services (DHS), will provide individualized, face-to-face health care and medication advice. Clients who are taking four or more prescriptions to treat or prevent two or more chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease can qualify to receive the service. Pharmacists give the client an individualized medication plan that can identify unneeded medications as well as opportunities to select less expensive alternatives or new medications. Important information on the proper use of medications and other advice on lifestyle choices from diet to exercise are also offered.


Minnesota Rx Connect

This website provides Minnesotans information on issues related to prescription medicine, safety and cost-saving tips, and programs to help low-income Minnesotans pay for prescription drugs. This site also provides Minnesotans with information about accessing lower-cost prescription medication from Canada. RxConnectat



Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

This is a nationwide program (with a Minnesota Chapter) bringing together pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and others to help qualifying patients who lack prescription assistance get the medicines they need through the public or private programs that are right for them. Each prescription assistance program has its own eligibility criteria. To contact PPA, call toll free at 1-888-477-2669. or the Minnesota Chapter at


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