Medical Equipment and Medication Assistance

Medical Equipment

Louisville’s Fern Creek/Highview United Ministries operates the “H.E.L.P.” Program (Health Equipment Loan program). Individuals can borrow, at no cost and for as long as needed, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower chairs and even hospital beds. Call 502-762-9608 for more information.

Medication Assistance

There are many opportunities for medication assistance. We suggest that you first ask your doctor for samples of the medicines. Many doctors are willing to help in this manner. Second, we encourage you to contact one of the Patient Assistance Programs to see if you can qualify directly through the drug manufacturer’s assistance program. We are happy to help you access these resources. Call  502-254-3388.

Rx Assist:
401-729-3284. Rx Assist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as forms and practical tools, news, and articles for patients who need assistance.  Note that Rx Assist does require you to register with them to use the system, but it is totally free.

NeedyMeds
NeedyMeds provides both the opportunity to look up traditional assistance programs, but also includes information for access to programs for Medicare Part D recipients.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
1-888-477-2669. Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a national coalition of pharmaceutical companies, doctors and other health care providers, pharmacists, patient advocates and community groups. PPA helps patients to identify what potential assistance programs are available, assess potential eligibility, and obtain enrollment forms.

Rx Outreach: 1-800-769-3880

Extra Help with Medicare Program:
1-800-633-4227. Patient must have Medicare to participate in this prescription drug cost plan.

Rx Hope: 732-507-7400

Patient Advocate Foundation: CoPay Relief
1-866-512-3861. This organization helps with the copay cost for patients with insurance. Assistance is limited to those with specific diseases (PD is NOT one of these diseases, but you may have another disease that helps you qualify, so we’ve listed this agency).