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NeedyMeds

A way to save on your prescription medications

A joint project of the Scleroderma Foundation and NeedyMeds.org

How the Card Works
It’s really quite simple. There is no registration or enrollment cost. You can cut out the card below or obtain a plastic one. Every time you get a prescription filled, give the card to the pharmacist. He or she will check on the discount and let you know how much you save. You can share the card with your family members and friends. A copy of the card (both sides) works as well as the original.

Common Questions about the Drug Discount Card

How much will I save?
Savings vary for each drug and range from nothing to as high as 80 percent. The pharmacist can tell you how much you saved.

Can I use the card if I have insurance?
Yes, if your drug isn’t covered by your insurance. You may find that you save if you opt to use the card rather than your insurance. The pharmacist can help you find the best deal.

Can I get a discount on anything besides prescription medication?
Yes, the card will help with some over-the-counter medications, even some prescriptions for your pets that you fill at the pharmacy.

Can you track my prescriptions?
No. All the cards issued by the clinic have the same identification numbers. There is no way to track anything about you.

Can I share my card with family members and friends?
Yes, we encourage it. Anyone can use the card. They don’t have to be patients of the clinic.

How much will I save?
Savings vary from nothing on some medications to more than 90 percent.

What drugs are covered?
There’s the possibility of a discount on any drug. Your pharmacist can find the discount when you get your prescription filled.

Does the card work at every pharmacy?
The card is accepted at more than 53,000 pharmacies. If your pharmacy doesn’t participate, the pharmacist should call (866) 921-7284 to sign up.

What if I still can’t afford my medicine?
There are many programs that help people who can’t afford their medications. All the information on these programs plus many others is on the NeedyMeds website at www.needymeds.org.

I don’t use the Internet.
There are many places that offer free Internet access and help such as your library or senior center. You also could ask a friend or family member to help you.

Can I use the card if I have insurance?
You can’t use the card if you are using insurance, Medicaid or Medicare to pay for the medicine. However, you can use the card if the drug isn’t covered by your insurance. You may find you save more by using the card rather than your insurance. Your pharmacist can help you find the best deal.

Can I get a discount on anything else besides prescription medications?
Yes. The card will work for some over-the-counter medications and even prescriptions you fill at the pharmacy for your pets.

You can also share the card with your family members and friends. A copy of the card (both sides) works as well as the original. To order a laminated card, contact Molly Paradis at (800) 722-4673 or mparadis@scleroderma.org.

 

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