Help with Prescriptions

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Supported by major national organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Associations, the Partnership works through health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private programs. This service is free.

You can reach the Partnership for Prescription Assistance at 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669). The call center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm EST.
For more information, download a brochure about the Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership reports that it offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including more than 180 offered by pharmaceutical companies.

In addition, many national chain stores offer certain medications at prices as low as $4 per prescription. Examples include Target and WalMart.


Rx for Ohio

State and community agencies in Ohio have worked with American pharmaceutical companies to develop Rx for Ohio at This is where low-income, uninsured Ohioans can access brand-name medications for free or discounted prices. The website makes it very easy to find out if you or a loved one – or perhaps a patient – qualifies for such assistance. Once you are at the website, begin by clicking on the Patient, Caregiver or Prescriber button. Those who are eligible will need to complete an application process.


Akron Community Health Resources

Medication Access Program

ACHR has multiple programs to help patients with their medications:

  • 340-B program (many prescription medications at low cost through a federal program and partnership with Walgreens)
  • Over-the-counter medications and diabetic supplies available at the clinic at low cost
  • Patients assistance programs

An ACHR pharmacist will help you find an appropriate program to make your medications more affordable.

In addition, a specially trained pharmacist will perform a comprehensive medication review during your visit to ensure that your medications are appropriate, effective, safe and convenient for you. The pharmacist will provide you with information about your medications and disease states to help you get the most benefit from your medications. For more information about medication therapy management and medication access program, please visit



  1. Since 1986, MedAssist has been helping uninsured individuals who live or work in Summit County to access prescription medications. Our program can pay for an emergency supply of life-saving medication, help patients to apply for free or low cost medication through drug company programs and direct patients to

  2. free and low cost health care. MedAssist is a program of Info Line, Inc. and is primarily funded through the United Way of Summit County. You can reach us at 330-762-0609.

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