Patient Medication Resources
- If you find out a prescription is not covered or requires a prior authorization, ask what the cash price is. It may not be much different from your copay.
- Most pharmacies have discounted generic medication lists or savings clubs that you can join. Ask to see a list.
- The website goodrx.com is a good place to see the cash price of a medication at many pharmacies in a certain zip code and obtain coupons for medications.
Prescription Assistance Programs, Coupons, and Rebates
needymeds.org is a good place to find information about:
- prescription assistance programs for people without prescription insurance
- coupons and rebates that anyone can use
For patients with no prescription insurance or with Medicare Part D and in the “coverage gap,” contact The Health District of Northern Larimer County Prescription Assistance Program at (970) 416-6519 or healthdistrict.org/prescription-assistance.
Health Insurance/Prescription Insurance
If you have Medicare, you will need to choose a Medicare Part D plan to cover prescription medications. You have the chance to switch the plan that you have each year.
- A good way to get help finding the plan that is best for you is to go to medicare.gov. At this website, you can enter your zip code and medications and then compare plans to learn which ones will cover your medications and which will not. It will also tell you the plan’s cost and if there is a coverage gap.
- The Aspen Club will sit down with people and go through the process with them.
For people without health insurance, and those who are not eligible for Medicare, visit connectforhealthco.com. Here you can get information about the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange.
What to do with expired medications or medications you no longer need
First, do not take them to a health care facility, clinic, or pharmacy. We cannot take these back. Second, in general, medications should not be flushed down the toilet as this will pollute our waterways.