Patient Medication Resources

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Cost Issues

  • 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 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 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

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 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 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.

    • To learn more about how to properly dispose of medications, visit
    • To learn more about what to do with used sharps (lancets, needles, syringes, etc.), visit this FDA page
    • To get more information about local resources, visit

Can I donate unused or unwanted medications?

AFM Controlled Medication Refill Program

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2021 Controlled Medication Refill Calendars

Click on the refill date that you have been assigned to and it will show you the colors available. If you have any questions, please call your office.


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