Hi my name is Kirsten. I recently lost my job and my medical insurance too. I am trying to figure out what is the best way to get help with cost of my meds. not just my insulin and testing supplies ( I am type 2). but my other meds as well. I found out without insurance my Levimir is going to cost me $70.12 per pen !? I use one of those within 2 days. Any help I am grateful for. I am currently trying to find out where my county government medical building is to sign up.
Almost all the drug companies have patient assistance programs for people in your circumstances. These programs provide free medications to people with no insurance. To qualify for these programs you and your doctor need to fill out a form and send it to the drug company. Within a couple of weeks, the drug company will decide whether you qualify for the drug assistance program based upon your income. If you do qualify, a 3-month supply of medicine will be sent to your doctor’s office for you to pick up. To find the forms you need, go to “Needymeds.com” and type in the medicine you take. Print out the form and fill it out. A different form will be needed for each of the medicines you take. Because vial and syringe are cheaper than insulin pens, to get free medicine you may need to switch from an insulin pen to a vial and syringe. Talk to your doctor about learning how to use a vial and syringe.