At my wits end..

By jrey Latest Reply 2010-06-14 01:40:28 -0500
Started 2010-05-31 00:54:50 -0500

I am at my wits ends, I live in Las Vegas, NV.
and have gone to all the sources that i eas told to go to. I 've gotten the round around or a lot of red-tape just to be deined. I am unemployed with unemployment benfits that been exhusted, zero income, no insurance of any kind. I use Lantus and Humalog pens which i have been out for 3 months now. Does anyone know of some kind of program(s) that can assit or help me to get some insulin. Also i have OneTouch Ultra-Mini and FreeStyle freedom lite meters but ran out of strips. The doctors here (Las Vegas, NV.) won't see you if you don't have any insurance or money.
PLEASE, can anyone help me on where to go or what to do.
Thank you,

9 replies

Diane987 2010-06-04 15:55:15 -0500 Report

You might try Partnership for Prescription Assistance. You may have seen their commercials a few years ago with Montel Williams. They have many programs that you may qualify for and the service is free. They even have several pharmaceutical companies that participate in their service. One stop shopping for lost cost/free meds. The website is:
Good luck and God Bless,

jrey 2010-06-14 01:40:28 -0500 Report

Thanks Diane I did go on there website and fill out there online app. waiting to hear more from them. Thanks agian, God Bless

NCBarb 2010-06-01 22:02:49 -0500 Report

I so understand your situation in relation to no health insurance and no money for any medical expenses. And little to no help from town, county, or state.

You've been given good advice thus far. I hope you find the help you need. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I came to NC from Vegas (escaped a bad marriage). Surprisingly how a city as rich as Vegas has such poor health care of its residents. *sigh* But that is another story for another day.

PAT L 2010-05-31 12:32:37 -0500 Report

Jrey go to st Rose delema in Henderson for they have a area that can help you. My grandkid went there an she spent 3 days in the Hospital their charity end wrote her bill off. Umc will not do you any good. She went there first an after 8 hours they gave her some pills an sent her home. She was the only white in there an they cleared the room before they took her, but at St Rose she went in an they started to work right off. Their charity section is pretty good, better than the others here in the vallley… Pat

RAYT721 2010-05-31 08:04:03 -0500 Report

Your request for referrals and resources sound like one that should be addressed to your local United Way Agencies in your area. You may wish to specifically ask if there are any hospitals or clinics that work on a sliding fee scale. Because of your financial situation, the appointments could end up being free. The United Way should know of programs that you qualify for and don't forget about asking for counseling. It's always good to have someone to discuss non-medical issues to keep your stress level down.

qnmimi 2010-05-31 06:08:54 -0500 Report

Hi, I'm from minnesota…do you have the means to contact your county social work office, "first call for help" through your local united way chapter, or even a local food shelf often can get you in contact with emergency sources. If all else fails try a county based hospital to access health care to get your blood sugar checked, and also could get hooked up with a social worker there. Keep your chin up..I hope you can get some help

jrey 2010-06-14 01:38:50 -0500 Report

Thank you and God Bless, I'll take your advice, something has to come through for me.

KitKatt93 2010-05-31 05:09:19 -0500 Report

Hello Jrey. I am too from Las Vegas. My little sister has diabetes, we have health insurance but I have researched alot of places and information with the help of some people here. I will copy some places that I have seen that I think will help and send them to you.
How are you doing without your medicine for 3 months? Doctors warned us that if we skip a single dose of Kylie's medicine that her blood could go up too high and she would have to be hospitalized. Best luck to you!


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