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Medication Assistance Resources

Medication Assistance Resources

The high cost of medications is a bitter pill to swallow, but fortunately there are many ways to save money whether you have insurance or not. These strategies include retailers’ discount drug programs, drug companies’ assistance programs, free clinics and government aid programs.

Retailers’ discount drug programs

Major retailers have made headlines by offering hundreds of drugs at little or even no cost. For example:

  • Wal-Mart The world’s largest retailer offers up to a 30-day supply of more than 350 prescription drugs for $4 and 1,000 over-the-counter drugs for $4 or less. The list includes prescriptions for many but not all common conditions, including allergies, arthritis and pain, asthma, diabetes, eye diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological conditions, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol infections, mental health, skin diseases and thyroid disorders. Some of the medications are available in a 90-day supply for $10. Even if you have health insurance, you may save money by going this route, depending on your co-payment.

State and Regional Free Clinic Associations

As of 10/06

ALABAMA
Alabama
Association of Free Clinics                 Annual Conference held Oct. 6, 2006
Jerry Jacob                                                    
401 Arnold St., NW, Suite A
Cullman, AL 35055
(256) 775-1389
[email protected]

 

ARKANSAS                                               3rd Annual Conference held Sept. 29 & 30, 2006 

ArkansasAssociation of Charitable Clinics                          

Chuck Morrison, Executive Director                                                         

133 Arbor Street

Hot Springs, AR 71901-3535

(501) 520-0823
[email protected]
www.aacclinics.org 

GEORGIA                                                      

Georgia Free Clinic Network                              GFCN Meeting held Sept. 7 & 8, 2006

Russ Lipari, Executive Director    

PO Box 813723  

Smyrna, GA 30081 

(404) 580-1214                                                            

[email protected]                                                             

www.gfcn.org                                                        
           

ILLINOIS
Free Clinics of Illinois

Laura Michalski                                               

Community Health Clinic
2611 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 395-9901
[email protected]

 

INDIANA

Teresa Sealscott                                           
St.
Clare Clinic
1000 S. Court St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 757-6272
[email protected]

 

IOWA

Free Clinics of Iowa

Sandy Pickup            
(319) 337-9727
[email protected]

 

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Free Health Clinic Association

Rose Rexroat

One St. Joseph Dr.

Lexington, KY 40504-3754

(859) 252-4630

[email protected]

 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Free Clinic Association

Jeanette Alcon                                     

Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic

1317 Jefferson Street

Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 593-9208

[email protected]

 

MICHIGAN

Free Clinics of Michigan
Karen Kaashoek

Catherine’s Care Center
224 Carrier NE
Grand Rapids
, MI 49505

(616) 336-88001

[email protected]

 

MINNESOTA

Free Clinics of Minnesota 

Theresa Adam

Salvation Army Good Samaritan Medical Clinic
20 N.E. First Ave.
Rochester, MN 55903

(507) 288-2295

[email protected]     

 

MISSOURI

Missouri Association of Free Clinics

Sheri Wood, President                         

Kansas City Free Clinic

3515 Broadway

Kansas City, MO  64111

(816) 777-2763

[email protected]

 

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Association of Free Clinics     Executive Directors’ Retreat held Oct. 12-13, 2006 

Mike Darrow, Executive Director                                                              
PO Box
25893                                                                                           

Winston-Salem, NC  27114                                                                         

(336) 251-1111

[email protected]

www.ncfreeclinics.org

 

OHIO

Ohio Association of Free Clinics                    7th OAFC Conference held October 22-24, 2006

Amy Rohling McGee, Executive Director                            

61 Jefferson Avenue                                                                                 

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-6494

[email protected]

www.ohiofreeclinics.org

 

OKLAHOMA
Bill Sisson, Coordinator
Health Care Ministries
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
(405) 736-6643
[email protected]

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania

Peggy Dator, Co-Chair                        

Helen Heidelbaugh, Co-Chair
300 B Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 836-5990
[email protected]
www.freeclinicpa.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Free Medical Clinic Association

Chairperson TBA                                

www.scfmca.org

 

TEXAS                                                            Lone Star Annual Conference held Sept. 22, 2006

Lone Star Association of Charitable Clinics                 

Marlene A. DiLillo                                                                                    

309 North 2nd Street

Killeen, TX 76541

(254) 519-0763

[email protected]
www.tx-lsacc.org/default.aspx

 

VIRGINIA

Virginia Association of Free Clinics    VAFC Conference held November 12-14, 2006                                                        

10231 Telegraph Road, Suite B                   

Glen Allen, VA 23059

(804) 340-3434

[email protected]

www.vafreeclinics.org/

 

VERMONT

Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured

Sonja Olson, Executive Director                                  

PO Box 1015

Middlebury, VT 05753

(802) 388-2753

[email protected]

www.vccu.net

 

WASHINGTON

Juno Whittaker                                             Washington’s 1st Free Clinic Gathering
Community Development Manager                                            held Sept. 29-30, 2006

Office of Community and Rural Health
Washington State Department of Health
(360) 236-2812

[email protected]
www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/ocrh

 

WISCONSIN

Free Clinics of Wisconsin

Barb Tylenda, State Coordinator                                 

(262) 632-2400

[email protected]

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Association of Free Clinics

Tammy S. Tolliver, Executive Director             

1520 Washington Street E

Charleston, WV 25311

(304) 414-5912

[email protected]

 

FREE CLINICS OF THE WESTERN REGION

M. Jean Serafy, President                                                  Announces Annual Conference of FCWR

PO Box 620513                                                                          March 8-9, 2007 in San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA 92162-0513

(619) 980-8128

[email protected]

 

FREE CLINICS OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION 

Jane Zwiers, FCGLR Convener                                               10th Annual Conference of FCGLR
First Presbyterian Church Health Clinic                                                      held October 11-13, 2006
2918 Portage St.                                                                                     
Kalamazoo, MI 49001   
(269) 344-2507
[email protected]

http://www.fcglr.org/ 

THE MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS NETWORK
Darien DeLorenzo, CEO                               Announces 3rd Annual Mobile Health Clinics Forum
1058 Haight Street                                                                   May 13 -15, 2007, Gaylord Opryland 
San Francisco, CA 94117                                        Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN
(415) 863-2032/(415) 310-6845
[email protected]
www.mobilehealthclinicsnetwork.or

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