Prescription Assistance

Are you looking for help paying for asthma and allergy medicines, but don’t qualify for BREATH (formerly Project Concern)?  Consider some of the resources below.

Full Pay Assistance for Uninsured:

  • AZ&ME (AstraZeneca) offers a Rx Savings Program for Symbicort, Pulmicort and Rhinocort for those who qualify.
  • Bridges to Access (GlaxoSmithKline) offers Advair, Flonase, Flovent, Serevent and Ventolin HFA medicines to those who qualify.
  • Family Wize is a prescription discount card.
  • Foundation for Health Coverage Education provides a list of your health care options. Their mission is to simplify public and private health insurance eligibility information in order to help more people access coverage.
  • Gateway to Better Health is a healthcare program for 19-64 year old uninsured adults living in St. Louis City and County.  It covers some preventive, primary and specialty and urgent care services.   To find out more about this program, click here.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance provides one application to all the major pharmaceutical assistance programs operated by the pharmaceutical companies.
  • Needy MedsRx Assist and Rx Hope have information on pharmaceutical assistance programs, prescription discount cards and drug coupons.
  • Prescription Hope (a United Way program) offers a $25 per prescription, per month service fee.  There is a yearly enrollment of only $20.  There are no other medication costs, and no hidden costs.  877-296-4673
  • Rx Outreach (Express Scripts) is a mail order discount prescription program for chronic diseases
  • Together Rx Access is a prescription savings program
  • UnitedHealthcare Rx Assistance Program is a program for children under 16
  • $4 and $10 generics are available at Walmart, Schnucks, Beverly Hills Pharmacy and Target. Contact your local pharmacy to see if your prescription qualifies for the $4/$10 generic cost.
  • See a doctor for reduced price at one of the following locations:
    • West County Clinic (serves the medical needs of residents who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance and who fall within 200% of the federal poverty guidlines, 636-207-5970.
    • St. Louis ConnectCare Smiley Urgent Care Center Appointments are not necessary.  If you need care fast but aren’t sick enough to go to an emergency room, this is a good option, 314-879-6300.

Co-Pay Assistance:

  • Chronic Disease Fund is a resource for those who have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for certain medications.
  • HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, co-payments, healthcare premiums and deductibles for certain treatments including asthma.
  • United HealthCare Children’s Foundation provides medical grants to children for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.
  • Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to people with chronic or life-threatening illnesses for whom cost limits access to breakthrough medical treatments.

Find a Doctor:

  • St. Louis Integrated Health Network’s Health Center Locator is a great resource for locating a clinic for a follow-up appointment with a physician. These clinics provide services at reduced costs to those without health insurance who qualify.  Call them today to make an appointment.  If you plan to apply to another resource for your medicines, please take the applications with you to your appointment.
  • Health Resource Center offers free, primary health care clinics: Regular clinic, Pediatric, Well Woman and Asthma clinic. Go here to find out more about this free clinic.