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 discounted prices.

Ohio’s Best RX

State and community agencies in Ohio have worked with American pharmaceutical companies to develop Ohio’s Best Rx. The site helps low-income 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.


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


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 drug companies. MedAssist can help complete the necessary applications and obtain the required information from the individual’s doctor.
  • Direct individuals to local free or reduced cost medical care.

Call MedAssist at (330) 762-0609 for more information or learn more here.  MedAssist cannot help in all situations.

Because healthcare information changes rapidly, you should always verify information with your providers.