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Health Services : Prescription Programs and Assistance

A Medicare Basics Video Series
There are 9 videos in the series US
The Medicare Basics Video Series was developed to simplify the four basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D) to help make your Medicare choices easier to understand. The information for this series is from the official Medicare publications, Medicare & You, Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods, and Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. The entire series was reviewed for accuracy by Medicare (CMS Region VIII).
Benefits Check-Up
Find Benefit Programs US
Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA). BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
Medicare Part D
Read about the 2 ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage–either through adding a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), or getting a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) such as an HMO or PPO that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage.
MEDLINEplus Health Information
MEDLINEplus Health Information is a service of the National Library of Medicine. The well organized website has information on thousands of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the United States Pharmacopeia.
Merck Prescription Discount Program
Merck Programs to Help Those in Need US
Merck has a variety of patient assistance and prescription discount programs to help those in need.
Partnership for Presciption Assistance - PPA
Bringing Together America's Pharmaceutical Companies US
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) 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.
Together Rx Access
Learn About the Eligibility Requirements US
Eligible hardworking people with no prescription drug coverage are saving on the medicines they need with the Together Rx Access Card.
U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator
A Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging US
Tel: 800-677-1116
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.