Medication Assistance

Need Help Affording Asthma Medications?:

If you live in the following zip codes: 17101, 17102, 17103, 17104, 17110, 17120 you may be eligible for Bridges to Care a new and different community program connecting children, teens and families in the city of Harrisburg to needed health care services and insurance coverage. Please call 844.2BRIDGE (844-227-4343).


The PSI Asthma program can assist with the expensive medication co-payments and deductibles for eligible applicants diagnosed with moderate to severe medicated IgE Asthma. Space is limited within program and is given on a first-come first-served basis. To apply for the Asthma financial assistance program, please call a PSI Customer Service Representative toll free at 800-366-7741.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).


Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Cost Comparison

This website will allow consumers to search for the lowest price on more than 300 widely used prescription drugs. Users of the site will enter their town or zip code and the distance they are willing to travel for a prescription, which is entered by providing the full name or just the first letter if the correct spelling is not know. The prescription drug prices shown are based on those provided to the state and are updated weekly. The site also contains links for finding online pharmacies and independent information about drugs and other price information.



RxAssist is a resource center with information about patient assistance programs., Medicare Part D, programs for low cost medications and any other issues related to pharmaceutical access. RxAssist does not operate any medication programs. For questions about any particular program, please contact the company directly. Phone number – 401-729-3248



RxHope contracts directly with the Pharmaceutical companies to provide an electronic application process for their patient assistance programs. RxHope provides this service to physicians and patients free of charge. Patients can initiate this process online, but must have a physician’s approval. Phone number – 732-507-7400 or
Together Rx Access

A free savings program sponsored by Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers, Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, members of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis Group, Takeda and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Phone – 1-800-444-4106


Specfic Albuterol HFA Inhaler Program

ProAir HFA

Proventil HFA

Xopenex HFA

Ventonlin HFA or health care professional acting as a patient advocate can obtain the application form at:


Company Assistance Programs

AstraZeneca products go to:

GlaxoSmithKline products go to: http://public_html/images/docs/Evaluation.pdf

Genentech products go to:

Merck & Co. products go to:

Pfizer Inc. products go to:

If a product is not made by one of these companies please contact the manufacturer for additional information on how they can assist you in affording your medication.


United Way Programs

Check in with your local United Way, as they may have local resources lists which may be able to assist those with financial needs.

For example: Surviving Tough Times; Local Medical Clinics for the Un and Under Insured; State Health Programs for the Un and Under Insured; Foreclosure Prevention Guide

Some United Way programs offer free prescription drug discount cards called FamilyWize prescription cards to reduce the cost of medicine by an average of 35%. Please contact your local United Way to see if this program is available within your area or check online by going to


Used Medical Equipment Donations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided guidelines for the donation of medicines and the donation of medical supplies. They are intended to enhance donation efforts and to assist in the development of national or institutional guidelines by governments and organizations, with an emphasis on developing country health systems.

Brother’s Brother Foundation – BBF’s Medical Program distributes medicines, supplies, and equipment world-wide to health ministries, hospitals, and mission physicians. (Pittsburgh, PA) – Collects and redistributes medical supplies to developing countries

Global Links – Recovers unused medical supplies, surplus equipment and furnishings from the US healthcare system for distribution to hospitals and clinics that serve the poorest segments of the population in develping countries. (Pittsburgh, PA)

Project C.U.R.E. – a humanitarian relief organization that collects medical supplies and equipment and donates it to developing countries. (Mechanicsburg, PA)

American Lung Association PA
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Funding for this website has been provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health
through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.