For those having trouble affording prescription medicines during this novel coronavirus pandemic, the prescription assistance program through Lorain County Public Health may be able to help, according to a news release.
County Public Health’s program helps provide medicine at no or low cost to people who are uninsured or underinsured, the release said.
The program even helps people who have a high deductible or co-pay.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the finances and even the health insurance status of many Lorain County residents,” said David Covell, health commissioner at Lorain County Public Health. “This prescription assistance program helps make it possible to continue taking the medicines your doctor prescribes, even if you’re experiencing tough finances.”
Call Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 and ask about the prescription assistance program.
Then, you’ll get connected to a public health nurse who will listen to your needs and help you find a way to afford prescription medicines, the release said.
Or, go to http://bit.ly/LorainCoMeds to view a list of options a nurse may walk you through.
The program does not cover controlled substances, EpiPens or diabetes test strips.
The prescription assistance program began in 2002 when Karon’s Law allowed nursing homes, long term care in-house pharmacies and drug wholesalers to donate unused medicines to the program.
This program continues to be made possible through a partnership with Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, and with funding provided by the Community Foundation of Lorain County and Nord Family Foundation, according to the release.
For more information, call 440-322-6367 or visit LorainCountyHealth.com.