How Do I Find Low Cost Help for Diabetes Care?

Resources for people without insurance

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Many people online are looking looking for help to pay for diabetes medication and supplies, or they would like guidance for assistance programs. Check out the following resources to help you get the assistance you need:

Access to prescription drugs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance is an organization that helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

RXassist maintains a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies.

NeedyMeds is a non-profit that provides information on health insurance, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs.

Walmart has a prescription savings program where some medications are just $4.00!

Doctors and health insurance

At healthcare.gov, you typically can only sign up for an insurance program during the open enrollment period. However, you may still qualify to join a program or change programs outside of the open enrollment period.

You can also locate affordable healthcare under HSRA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.

The American Diabetes Association maintains a resource section for health insurance and prescription assistance.

The NIH has a list of places to look for financial assistance for diabetes care.

Health screenings

Sam's Club offers some basic health screening services, including a blood glucose test.

CVS minute clinic offers a variety of tests for diabetes screening and monitoring.