The Medication Assistance Program was initiated to help uninsured or underinsured patients receive medications. The Medication Assistance Program will work with you and your health care provider to help you obtain medications through varying options from reduced to low cost or no cost choices.
Who is eligible?
- A sliding fee patient of Rural Health Group, Inc within the current fiscal year.
- Income eligibility varies among pharmaceutical companies.
- You must not belong to any state, military, or public/private program that pays for medication.
How do I enroll in Medication Assistance?
For an application for more information
- (252) 536-5859
- or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What documents will I need?
A complete document checklist will be given/sent to you with the application form.
Some of the items you will need include:
- Application and Authorization/Consent
- Social Security Card / Driver’s License
- Income Tax Information (1040 tax return or 4506-T, W-2s)
- Household Income Information [one month pay stub(s) and any unemployment, disability, Social Security, pension, alimony, or child support statements OR notices of approval or denial for public assistance and/or valid Letter of Support
Medication Assistance Program FAQ’s
What is the Medication Assistance Program?
The Medication Assistance Program is a collaboration between Rural Health Group, Inc. and NC Med Assist to help the uninsured and underinsured, as well as elderly patients who fall in the coverage gap or self-pay portion of Medicare part D, receive free or low cost long-term medications. The Medication Assistance Program Coordinator helps patients apply to the pharmaceutical companies to receive free medications or helps the patient to receive reduced-price medications through Rural Health Group’s Sliding Fee Program.
I cannot afford my medications. What can I do?
Talk to your provider. Let your provider know that you are having trouble paying for your long-term medications. Then, call the Medication Assistance Program Coordinator office at (252) 536-5859 or email email@example.com .
How do I know if I am eligible for Medication Assistance?
When you call the RHG Medication Assistance Line, (252) 536-5859, you will be asked several questions to determine if Medication Assistance is the right program for you. Then, you will receive the program application and a list of documents you must submit in order to qualify to receive the free or reduced cost medications from the pharmaceutical companies.
Can I receive all my medications through Medication Assistance?
The Medication Assistance Program limits the availability of medications through pharmaceutical companies. RHG provides access to other medications for sliding fee patients at reduced or low cost at one of our contract pharmacies located in Enfield, Henderson, Hollister, Jackson, Littleton, Norlina, Rich Square, Roanoke Rapids, Scotland Neck and Stovall. Some medications may be therapeutically substituted to RHG Formulary based on cost and availability.
What medications are available through the Medication Assistance Program?
RHG will have a list of medications for your provider to use when you are referred to the Medication Assistance Program. Other medications available through NC Med Assist are listed here. RHG is a contracted enrollment site with NC Med Assist and the Medication Assistance Program Coordinator will help you enroll to receive medication through either program.
How long does it take to receive the medications?
The patient must have a valid physical address and telephone number on file and updated with the Medication Assistance Program. According to availability, most medications ordered for the patient will be sent to the patient home address within four to six weeks or the Medication Assistance Coordinator will call you to pick-up medications delivered to the provider’s office or enrollment site. Once you have completed the necessary paperwork, the Medication Assistance Program Coordinator will forward the application to your doctor’s office for the written prescriptions. After the doctor adds the medication information, then your entire application will be sent to the appropriate pharmaceutical company. If you meet the guidelines, you can expect to receive your medication in four to six weeks.
Where do I pick up my medication?
Patient must have a valid physical address and telephone number on file and updated with the Medication Assistance Program. According to availability, most medications ordered for the patient will be sent to the patient’s home address, provider’s office, or enrollment site within four to six weeks or the Medication Assistance Coordinator will call you to pick-up the medications.
I need assistance with several medications. Do I have to complete new paperwork for each pharmaceutical company?
Once you complete the initial paperwork with Medication Assistance, we will handle the rest. Each application is good for one year.
What are the locations of the contract pharmacies?
|RHG Pharmacy – Twin County||Drugo Pharmacy at RHG|
|204 Evans Road
Hollister NC 27844
(252) 536-5886 or (252) 586-5151 Opt. 2
270 Smith Church Road
|RHG Pharmacy – Stovall||Drugco Pharmacy|
|100 Durham Street
Stovall, NC 27582
(252) 436-6906 or (919) 960-0815 Opt. 2
163 Nashville Commons Drive
|RHG Pharmacy – Norlina||Medical Arts Pharmacy|
|110 Division Street
Norlina NC 27563
(252) 536-5831 or (252) 456-2009 Opt. 2
253 Ruin Creek Road
|McDowell’s Pharmacy||Futrell Pharmacy of Jackson|
|1004 Main Street
Scotland Neck NC 27874
|119 West Jefferson Street
Jackson NC 27869
|Futrell Pharmacy of Rich Square||Futrell Pharmacy of Littleton|
124 S. Main Street
|123 E. South Main Street
Littleton NC 27850
|Drugco Pharmacy||Spears Pharmacy|
139 Elams Road
405 Becker Drive
|Drugco Express||Drugco Pharmacy|
1096 E. 10th Street
107 Smith Church Road
|Drugco Pharmacy||Futrell Pharmacy of Warrenton|
1507 N. Main Street
108B S Main Street
What happens if my medication is not available through one of the medication lists?
The Medication Assistance Program Coordinator will work with your provider to therapeutically substitute the requested medication to one which is available for our sliding fee patients at our contract pharmacies or request an exception to determine if medication is available through other programs.