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Find help with the cost of medicine

The information on this website is intended for general knowledge and not as a replacement for medical advice from your physician. We do not prescribe medicine nor make medication suggestions. Links to other sites do not constitute endorsements of the information on those sites. 


Who they are

About NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Mission Statement

NeedyMeds educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare. 

Vision Statement

Our vision is affordable healthcare for all. 

NeedyMeds can help with:

  • Cost of your prescription
  • Assistance based on your diagnosis
  • Finding a low-cost health care facility
  • Looking for local state or federal government programs

Help with the Cost of your Prescription Drugs

Programs called Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), which are created by pharmaceutical companies, provide free or discounted medicine to people who are unable to afford them. Each program has its own qualifying criteria.

To find a PAP that you may qualify for:

  1. Click on Brand Name Drugs or Generic Name Drugs here or in the menu to the left.
  2. Look up the medication alphabetically to find out if there's a program available.
  3. Click on the name of your medicine to access the eligibility and contact information for the program(s). In some cases, the program application form can be printed from our website. Applications should be faxed or mailed directly to the PAP, not to NeedyMeds.

If your medicine does not appear on the Brand Name or Generic Name lists, then it is not available through a PAP. Read below for other assistance options.

Our Help with Prescription Assistance Applications section provides information on organizations in your area that assist patients with completing prescription assistance program applications for free or a small fee.

Coupons, Rebates & More are offered by various drug companies and may offer a rebate, discount or even free trial size of a medication. Offers for prescription medications require a doctor's prescription. Offers can be found three ways: under Brand Name Drugs if a coupon icon appears next to the drug name then click on the icon. They can also be found on the Coupons, Rebates & More page. Use the alphabet bar to find the medicine. Or do a category search for coupons by diagnosis or symptoms.

Diagnosis Information Pages provide detailed information about the assistance available for a diagnosis all on one page for easy access.

Diagnosis-Based Assistance programs provide a wide range of assistance for the costs associated with specific diagnoses or medical conditions.

Camps & Retreats geared towards children and adults living with a specific diagnosis, medical or non-medical condition.

Scholarships geared towards children and adults living with a specific diagnosis or medical condition. 

Free/Low-Cost/Sliding Scale Clinics, offering medical services, dental services, or both, offer healthcare at no cost, for a small fee, or on a sliding scale. Clinics are searchable by state.  

Government Programs are programs that are created, sponsored, and/or funded (all or in part) by state, county or local governments to assist low-income residents with medical care, prescription assistance, health insurance, etc.

Medicaid Sites, federally funded entitlement program that helps provide medical care to low-income citizens, are searchable by state.

Medicare Counseling, federally funded advisory programs also known as State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), are searchable by state.