Having trouble paying for your medicine?
The Prescription Program at St. Thomas Clinic may be able to help you.
The Prescription Program is open every Wednesday and select Saturdays from 9 a.m. till noon. Contact us at 317-535-6057 during clinic hours.
No appointment is necessary to meet with a Prescription Assistance Adviser. However, please arrive early and sign in at the front desk.
+ How do I know if I can get my medicine free from drug companies?
You have to show that you don’t earn enough money to buy them, and the most you can earn is different for each company. You also have to find out if the medicine that the doctor wants you to take is available from the company that makes it. The volunteers in the Prescription Program can help you find out both of these things.
+ If I can get the medicine for free, how do I do it?
Our volunteers can help you fill out an application. There are papers you will need to bring in so we can copy them and send them too. If you are a St. Thomas patient one of our doctors will complete the application and send it to the drug company. If you see a doctor outside the clinic, we will give you the application to take to your doctor to complete and mail.
+ What do I need to bring with me to apply?
- A copy of your Federal tax form from last year (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
- Pay stubs for the past month OR
- Other proof of income such as a Social Security Award Letter or a copy of your unemployment check for each member of your household.
- All your medicine bottles or prescriptions.
We will also ask for information about your expenses such as utility payments, rent or mortgage payments, car payments, insurance, food, and medical expenses.
+ What if I am on Medicare?
If you are 65 or older and have Medicare, most companies will require that you apply for a Medicare Part D program. If you are not eligible for the Low Income Supplement available through Social Security, you may be able to continue to use this program.
+ How do I actually get the medicines?
It takes 3-5 weeks to get the medicines after they are ordered. You can pick them up whenever the clinic is open. You need to return to the clinic every three months to order the medicine again. You also have to apply again at least once a year
If you would like to access information about free programs with different pharmaceutical companies, visit www.needymeds.org.