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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

52 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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with NeedyMeds for seven years. I have seen it grow from a small organization with three employees, housed in a small basement office, to a successful, nationally recognized organization with 30 employees. It has been recognized three times as one of the best non profits to work at for it's size. The employees are dedicated, enthused, and empowered. It provides an ever-increasing list of ways for people to save on their health care costs, and provides information not available anywhere else. All the information is free. It's a great place to work at or volunteer, and saves millions of dollars for people needing health care.

Amy N.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

NeedyMeds is an excellent nonprofit -- it is THE place to turn when patients and providers have questions about patient assistance and available resources. Their database is broad and kept current, and their customer-service is terrific. They truly care about the patients they serve.

Lesly Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work as a advocate for people with disabilities and needymeds has helped a lot of my consumers with prescriptions assistance, saving money in prescription with the discount card.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a NeedyMeds Ambassador, I've used my knowledge about medication savings to empower people to get the medications they need. Knowing that people are not suffering because of high medication costs, no insurance/low insurance makes me feel great about being a volunteer for NeedyMeds! I always feel welcome when talking to the people who work at NeedyMeds and I know that I am getting the most up to date information when I look at their website: needymeds.org. Anyone, no matter who they are, can get that discount card which provides up to 80% off of the regular prices. People who I've told about NeedyMeds are amazed when they walk out of the pharmacy with their medications at low costs. NeedyMeds is truly a great nonprofit organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Needymeds I have only the highest respect and admiration for their wonderful work.
Just yesterday I received a call from the one of the best hospitals in the country looking for assistance with a very expensive Medicine for one of their uninsured patients. I found a resource within minutes on Needymeds which will hopefully assist them.

Keep up your amazing work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with NeedyMeds (as a partner) for a number of years -- and throughout the years have been pleased with the wealth of information available on their website for families in need of information on how to lower their medical costs. There are many cases where their are really very few options available to people struggling to afford their healthcare -- when those situations occur, NeedyMeds offers solutions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a dialysis nurse, I routinely refer my patients to this resource! It is amazing and I really appreciate the customer service number to call. Many of my patients are elderly and are not computer savvy, so the ability to call and actually speak to a human being is so valuable! What a great non for profit with a genuine heart to help those who need their help! Thank you Needy Meds!

Advisor

Rating: 4

I am so thankful for Needy Meds and their informative website. They have assisted me in helping numerous patients of mine obtain their medication. It has great programs that are willing to help almost immediately. Their webinars are also great opportunities to obtain follow ups on insurance or medical conditions. I am always learning something new via Needy Meds! I would most definitely recommend Needy Meds for medication assistance!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a social work navigator with a not for profit home health agency. I have used Needy Meds as a resource for my indigent and uninsured patients hundreds of times in the past ten years. It is an excellent source of information and is the one ray of hope for so many people who could not otherwise afford their medications. I am so grateful Dr. Rich Sagall's vision and dedication in bringing this much needed service to so many people.

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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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have used Needy Meds for the last ten years to assist our patients who can't afford their medications. We have gotten, in some years, over $300, 000 in medications for our patients who could not afford them. Without this one "go to" website, I would not be able to do what I have done all these years and our patients would not have been able to stabilize and/or cure their medical conditions.

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

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!