Taking medications in the manner prescribed by your physician is essential to good seizure management. Sometimes this is difficult to do when there is no prescription drug coverage and there are multiple medications and/or very costly ones.
For persons not eligible for any form of public prescription insurance and who do not have private coverage, the majority of pharmaceutical companies offer free medications to those who qualify by meeting income guidelines. In general, those who are single with annual incomes under $18,000.00, or families with an income of $25,000.00 or less, are eligible for these programs. Some manufacturers have more generous income ceilings and it is always wise to call the Foundation to determine eligibility unless your income greatly exceeds that listed.
Applications for these programs can be obtained from the Foundation and must be completed by the individual and the prescribing physician before submittal to the pharmaceutical firm. Medications are usually mailed to the doctor’s office for dispensing but some manufacturers mail the drugs directly to the patient. Eligibility must be established every nine to twelve months for continuation in the program.
Contact the Carol Johnson for more information.