Health District of Northern Larimer County
The Prescription Assistance
program helps people with limited incomes fill their
prescriptions through vouchers and applications to drug company programs.
Assistance program was featured on the Community At Work radio
show on KRFC, 88.9FM. To hear an interview with program coordinator
John Newman, stream or download this
is open to residents of Fort Collins and northern Larimer County who meet
household financial guidelines and who don't have insurance for
prescriptions. People who live in the rest of Larimer County may use the
program if they have a physician with University of Colorado Health. To use the program, you must have a current prescription for
your doctor. If you don't have a doctor or think you can't afford one, we
may be able to help you find medical care. After you get a doctor and a
current prescription, we can help you get your medicine.
Call the Prescription Assistance office at 416-6519 to
schedule a preliminary eligibility screening. You will need to provide
information about your income, address and medications.
If you appear
to meet the program guidelines, we will send you an application packet by
mail. Once you return the completed packet, we will schedule an appointment
to determine if you are eligible and which combination of vouchers and
patient assistance programs best meets your needs.
How does the program work?
We offer two types of assistance:
— We work with local
pharmacies to help you buy medicine with using vouchers. You pay part of
the cost. The number of vouchers per month is limited. Each voucher is
good for a one-month supply of one medication. If you need additional
vouchers, you must request a voucher from us every month before going to
Assistance Programs — Some drug manufacturers provide free or low-cost
medications. We help people apply for these programs but the manufacturer
decides who qualifies. Approval usually takes four to six weeks.
Medications are usually sent to the prescribing doctor in a three-month
supply. Re-application is required every two to three months.