Ask the Doctor
Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
If you have Medicare and are having trouble paying for your prescriptions you should apply for “Extra Help” with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs through the Social Security Administration. Learn more and apply online. Or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visit your local social security office.
Websites that allow you to search for prescription assistance programs by medicine:
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
or call at 1-888-4PPA-NOW (477-2669)
RxAssist Patient Assistance Program Center
RxAssist can help you learn about ways to use pharmaceutical company programs and other resources to help reduce your medication costs.
This program helps people obtain prescription assistance and offers a discount card for those eligible. It can help people save up to 80% on the cost of their medications.
Many drug companies offer prescription assistance programs for their medications to those who qualify. Click here to view some common medications and companies for dialysis and transplant recipients.
South Carolina Drug Card
A free statewide prescription assistance program that offers free drug cards to all South Carolina residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30%. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. www.SouthCarolinaDrugCard.com