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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Mission Statement: NeedyMeds educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare.

Target demographics: the uninsured and underinsured

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs. More than 1.3 million patients, family members, healthcare professionals, social workers and patient advocates use the NeedyMeds website each year. We regularly update data on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons. We also publish information about resources for specific diseases. All our information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6 Ken_50

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With the challenges all of us have in the changing landscape of health care industry, it is refreshing to find an organization with one single purposeā€¦..helping patients. As a network of RXVIP Concierge Pharmacists, we recognize the incredible resources that NeedyMeds provides us as professionals who are advocates in patient care. We have researched many other "savings solutions" but without question, the powerful cost savings suite of services from NeedyMeds are unmatched. Every interaction with support people within NeedyMeds has resulted in meaningful interventions with our patients who we work with, right in the physicians offices. Our RXVIP pharmacists working with physicians have been able to seamlessly integrate the NeedyMeds platform into our collaborative practice. With their help, we can provide the resources to our patients to deliver measurable results and better patient outcomes. We look forward to expanding our reach in chronic care management with the help of NeedyMeds who assist patients afford their medications.

2 juana3383c

Client Served

Rating: 5

In June 2016 I suddenly found myself without health insurance for the first time in over 10 years. Thank goodness I learned about the NeedyMeds drug discount card shortly thereafter-- I've been receiving significant discounts on all five (5) of my monthly prescriptions ever since. I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the convenient drug pricing calculator-- it's easy to use, & in my experience has been about 99% accurate. THANKS AGAIN! :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bless Ms. Pepler for her very fast reply! While I noted that there are no Maryland resources, there were a number of National listings that may provide the help that my friend will need. Thanks for forwarding this instructional and informative narrative to me.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

As a social worker in a community based mental health/indigent care clinic, I have used the services/support of NeedyMeds more than I can count. However, there are 2 specific occasions that stand out...
1). A dying woman with Bladder Cancer could not get health insurance because she and her husband had assets (an old motorhome). The couple decided to separate because without healthcare this woman would surely die. She was living in a TENT in someone's back yard (no room in the Inn and her cancer treatment required distance from others who might become pregnant) in the middle of a Michigan winter so as to be close to the hospital which agreed to provide cancer treatment. NeedyMeds aided this woman in getting her anti nausea medications. She was soooo grateful. This woman lived in a TENT in the middle of a freezing Michigan winter with cancer AND she was grateful! It was humbling.

2). In 2012 a young father of 4 was diagnosed with Stage 4, inoperable, brain cancer. He was given 2 months to live. He was started on oral chemo. They had no money to afford the medication. NeedyMeds provided the chemo at ZERO cost to the patient. I can tell you, it is 4.5 years later and this man is STILL alive. Without that chemo he would have surely died and his children would have grown up fatherless.

I am a huge fan of NeedyMeds and I promote all that they do and stand for all over my own fb page and with everyone I meet. The services they provide are truly exemplary!!!!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in a Government Granted Medical Clinic as a Patient Advocate. I have used NeedyMeds for 6 years now to help our uninsured patients get there meds through the savings programs, but never really used anything else on their sight. I had order the Discount Drug Savings Cards over a year ago but never used them until just recently. WOW what a savings these cards give!! I had a patient save almost a $100 on an antibiotic and ended up paying just $10. Then today my patient saved over $650 on her prescription and will only pay $33.66. I ordered more savings cards and will handing these out to our uninsured patient more often to help with all their scripts. Thank you NeedyMeds for making my job so much easier!!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our Foundation provides financial assistance for serious medical expenses and NeedyMeds is a huge help to us. Their Drug Discount Card has saved our clients hundreds of dollars. We regularly pass along information about NeedyMeds and refer our clients to them for additional resources. This is a fabulous resource to have available to supplement the financial support we provide. NeedyMeds helps our clients better manage their health care expenses going forward.
Kit Mundus Steinaway, Office Manager, Book Industry Charitable Foundation

3 Emilie R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently I helped a couple of people find help with their generic drugs through NeedyMeds. It went really well and they were both very happy with the results. I also called with a question and the person answering the phone was professional and helpful.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I use NeedyMeds daily as a clinical social worker working with seniors all over the country. Because of NeedyMeds I have been able to help numerous seniors afford their medications and get the assistance they need. Without NeedyMeds I'm positive they would not have had access to the critical medications they need but are unable to afford. NeedyMeds makes my job easier and more fulfilling and I am thankful I have a resource like this to utilize on a daily basis.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nonprofit home health social work navigator, I have daily experience with patients who have faced a medical crisis and are unable to afford medications. Their illness has caused the loss of their employment and health insurance. Without an income they are unable to afford alternative health insurance. North Carolina chose not to expand the Medicaid program and this continues to leave patients without a means to obtain life sustaining medications. With Needy Meds patients are able to access prescription assistance programs, coupons and discounts which actually save their lives. I am so grateful for this avenue to assist a largely ignored demographic.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Needy Meds is the best! I work with many Medicare Members who are not able to afford their medications. Many take over 10 pills a day. It is just a pleasure to be able to offer many of them information that will ease their worries especially if they are on a fixed income. Needy Meds is a life saver, everyone should know about this site!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As one of Jehovah Witnesses, we are taught to care about our neighbors. It is so refreshing to see non-profit organizations render support and aid to those in need. When Jesus Christ walked the earth, he cured the sick, supplied food, comforted the depresed. He instructed all by means of the bible to imitate his example. Your agency is trying to do that. There are so many persons in similiar need today. So I want to thank you for providing help to me to get my medication free or discounted. When we can help people materially, spiritually, and emotionally, we are imitating the finest example who ever walked the earth, Jesus Christ. This is not about fanaticism, no this is about how we all can go through life helping others in the best way possible. Thank you for helping me in a time of true need.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a pharmacist and a patient. The medication I needed to take was not on my insurance formulary. I tried the generic & other brands. Nothing else worked. The cash price was close to $600/month. Needymeds brought the cost down 20%. The website also allowed me to find the pharmacy with the lowest price. The drug was still expensive but I appreciate any discount I could get. Thank you NeedyMeds!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My NeedyMeds discount card saves me at least 50% on my prescriptions. My pharmacist actually told me about the card. Be certain to show the card to the pharmacist with each new prescription to be certain it is used.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Reviews were great. When I went to use my needy Meds card for restasis my cost would have been only $300.00 wow. Prescription Novalog was only $525.00. With this help I could become homeless.

Thanks,

Kathleen DeBolt

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ruth42 02/23/2016

We are sorry to hear the card was not helpful for you. Medication prices can vary from day to day and pharmacy to pharmacy - Our card can save up to 80% but unfortunately for some drugs and pharmacies the savings are less. NeedyMeds also lists Patient Assistance Programs (PAP’s) that provide free or low-cost prescription medicine to low-income people who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the guidelines. Most medicines are provided by the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture the medicine. You can look your medicines up on needymeds.org or call our toll free help line M-F from 9-5 eastern time at 1-800-503-6897. Both Restatis and Novolog have programs that are currently accepting patients. You can find them listed here - http://www.needymeds.org/brand-drug

3

Client Served

Rating: 3

Thank you this is what we all need,meds are really expensive,this is great for everyone,Thank Yu again !!!!!!

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was made aware of Needymeds when I started at a family practice. I found this to be one of my best ways to help my patients with their medication needs as well a lower priced MRI's. Not only was I able to help my patients but family and friends also. I always made sure to have your cards to hand out to the patients. I even used the card myself when I was without insurance which I was very thankful for. I find myself writing down this web site all the time for people when I am out in the community. Please keep up the good work and thanks a million, you make my job so much better. Tilda Preble, LPN Fostoria Ohio

4 Thomas J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm patient advocate with American Kidney Fund, National Kidney Foundation, American Association of kidney Patients I helped many people get services through this Needy Meds platform and the enormous wealth of information has help me to be a advocate to members of my congregations as a advocate with the Congregational Health Network in Memphis, TN through Church Health Center here in Memphis what a great resource for people.

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Jennifer and I am a medical records manager in a small very rural clinic, with a side (but key) role in helping some of our patients obtain medications that they cannot afford or that their insurance won't cover. We are so rural that many of our patients don't even have internet access. Over the last 7 years I have assisted countless patients obtain their meds, such as Lyrica, Seroquel, Effexor and Cymbalta, among others. Thanks to NeedyMeds.com, the happiest part of my job is when they come back and say Thank You So Much! I say, Thank You So Much to NeedyMeds, you have Never let me down!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are very quick to answer emails I didn't have to wait long. They answered my questions and gave me further information of things that I needed. I was surprised and happy. =)

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Deanna Collins and I have Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. It took over 5 years of the psychiatrist trying different medications to get me on the correct medication. I was able to work and be a productive member of society for many years following my current medication regimen. Unfortunately I fractured two vertebrae and ruptured a disc in my back which made me disabled from my career. I lost my health coverage and could no longer afford my abilify which was very very expensive. Thank God for caring people like you because I was able to obtain my abilify through the patient assistance foundation. Needy meds has helped me by serving as my primary drug insurance card so that I qualify to get my abilify for only 5.00 per month!
It is the worst feeling in the world to have a career that you love with all your heart and soul but can no longer fill that position due to physical restraints and then to have to worry that you might have problems with your bipolar due to the inability to afford your medicine that you so desperately need is very scary.
So I Thank God for all of the people responsible for making this possible! I am so very grateful and that career that I love so much I'm going to find a way to reenter my career field using my heart and mind!
God Bless,
Deanna Collins