Prescription Medicines

Do you need help finding affordable prescription medications?

If you live in Virginia and have a chronic disease (like high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, heart disease or other long-term conditions), there are places you may be able to get help.

  • Tell your doctor or clinic if you can’t afford to fill your prescriptions.  They may participate in programs that help eligible patients receive free or low cost medications through pharmaceutical companies.
  • Don’t stretch your medicines by taking them every other day or cutting your pills in half.  The medicines will only work if you take them in the prescribed amount and on the correct schedule.
  • RxRelief Virginia may be able to help if you live in an area of the state where there is a local Medication Access Program. If you would like to connect with a Medication Assistance Caseworker in your area, please click here for contact information.
  • The Pharmacy Connection is a web-based software program clinics, hospitals and health centers use to access free brand name drugs for their uninsured patients. Find out if your clinic participates.
  • RxOutreach is a non-profit mail-order pharmacy that assists qualifying individuals obtain low-cost generic medications.
  • RxAssist is a web-based medication assistance resource center.
  • NeedyMeds helps locate information on programs providing free and low-cost medicines, drug discount coupons, and resources for specific diseases.
  • Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, health care providers and community groups to help qualifying patients get the prescription coverage they need.
  • GoodRx is a free website that collects current prices and discounts on every prescription from over 70,000 U.S. pharmacies to help individuals even with insurance pay less at the pharmacy.

Helping Virginians get the medications they need, but couldn’t otherwise afford, is one of the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s key goals.  Our program, The Pharmacy Connection, has helped provide $8 billion dollars in free medications to eligible Virginians.


Last Updated on September 27, 2022