Prescription Assistance Program
The Knox Clinic provides a Prescription Assistance Program, which helps patients get medication they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Services are available to anyone who is uninsured and has limited financial means. You do not have to be a Medical Clinic patient to apply.
Call 921-6994 for more information or to make an appointment with Dana Coleman, our Prescription Assistance Coordinator.
Will you pay for my medication?
Can I get an application?
• Unfortunately the clinic is not state or federally funded so we cannot pay for medication. Nothing we can do is immediate. We will help you apply to the pharmaceutical company to request your medication free of charge.
How long does the application process take?
• There is not an application to the "Knox Clinic’s Prescription Assistance Program". Since you will be applying directly to the pharmaceutical company, there will be a separate application for each medication.
What do you need from me?
• Most medications take about three to four weeks to arrive once the application has been submitted.
How much medication will I get and how much will it cost?
• Most companies require a copy of your federal tax return if you filed one. If you did not file a tax return most will accept a social security benefit statement, pay stub, unemployment benefit statement or other form of proof of income.
• We will need a prescription from your doctor unless you are a patient at the Knox Medical Clinic.
• Once your application is approved, most companies send a three month supply. The majority of companies approve you for one year. There is no charge for the medication.
What if I have insurance?
• Many companies will not assist anyone who has insurance. Some companies will allow patients into the program through their appeals process if they have high copays or are in the Medicare D "donut hole".
For Reference: Maine Department of Human Services Guide to Prescription Drug Assistance.