Help with HIV Medication

A reader recently wrote asking how to find affordable HIV medications. According to the American Academy of HIV Medicine, this is a common problem. The federal government funds AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in each state. However, over the past several years these programs have suffered from budget constraints, resulting in tougher eligibility criteria. Ohio’s program […]

Help with HIV Medications

A reader recently wrote asking how to find affordable HIV medications. According to the American Academy of HIV Medicine, this is a common problem. The federal government funds AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in each state. However, over the past several years these programs have suffered from budget constraints, resulting in tougher eligibility criteria. Ohio’s program […]

Help with Prescriptions

Drug prices have been increasing steadily over the past several years. It is a frustrating problem for those of us who pay out of pocket for medications. It is especially frustrating when you need a drug quickly for an acute illness and are too sick to shop around for the best price. BlinkHealth.com is an […]

Price Check on 2 Very Common Blood Tests

If you’re paying out-of-pocket for blood tests, you’ll find a wide range in charges – with differences of more than $100 for the exact same test.  HelpWithMedicalCosts finds that Pioneer Physician Network offers lab work at far lower charges that hospital-based labs.  Pioneer labs are open to the general public. Learn more about published prices […]

Help is here in Summit County for accessing Obamacare health insurance

If you need help enrolling for health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace or the state-run Medicaid program, there are several places you can go throughout the Akron area. The Beacon Journal recently published a list of community agencies that will offer help throughout December. For example, certified application counselors from Axess Pointe […]

Reader seeks help for diabetic wife

Kevin A. writes that he is unemployed and that his diabetic wife needs medical care.   Dear Kevin, One option for your wife might be Axess Pointe Community Health Center, formerly called Akron Community Health Resources.  It is a not-for-profit health center that delivers primary medical, dental, mental health, and preventive health services.  Through this […]

Acme Pharmacy Sponsors HelpWithMedicalCosts.com

Medical Society’s website for the uninsured gets Acme sponsorship Initiative is a first in the nation AKRON, Ohio — January 31, 2013 – The Summit County Medical Society (SCMS) announced today an innovative sponsorship relation with Acme Fresh Market Pharmacies to help those in need find affordable health care. The initiative is the only one […]

MedAssist: Prescriptions aid in Summit

MedAssist: Prescription aid for people living or working in Summit County The program can: Pay for an emergency supply of medications that treat critically life-threatening illnesses or for antibiotics. MedAssist can help with up to $50 in a calendar year. Help clients to apply for free or low-cost medications for any drug available through the […]

Shop for Blood Tests

Just as you shop for the best prices on most things you buy, the same applies to medical testing and diagnostic services — and presciptions, too. There are plenty of deals to help you save money. And you don’t need to sacrifice quality, either.
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