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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

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

Target demographics: Healthcare consumers and their advocates

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 3.3 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, 16,444 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and 1,921 drug discount coupons, rebates and more. We also publish information about resources for specific diseases. All our information is accessible online, at no charge and without registration.

Community Stories

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NeedyMeds is a fantastic resource for helping people get the medicine and medical care they need. Not only does NeedyMeds offer an extensive list of medications that are offered at free or lower cost for those in need, but there are also copay cards and savings that are not income based. How many of us had had a medical or dental issue and not had insurance? NeedyMeds offers a comprehensive list of clinics that can help you. Just put your zip code in and it will show you local facilities. My son needed one when he was in college. It was extremely helpful. NeedyMeds provides a tremendous service to the community! Unfortunately, so many see the name “NeedyMeds” and think that this is all income based. Definitely worth checking out your medications and see if you a copay card will help you! Instead of paying $50, I paid $5!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a patient advocate and have used this site for many years. This site has helped countless numbers of patients that I have worked with get the medication they need. It is a great resource! Thank you Needy Meds!

Roxanne M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have used your site for both of my jobs in medical offices. I have shared your link with many people, and utilized it many times myself. I also let all of my doctor offices know, as well as the health department and community clinic.

Your site is a blessing to so many!! Keep up the great work!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been using NeedyMeds since it first came out. I work in outpatient mental health in an area that was hit hard by the recession. I had been aware of some of the programs available before, however, this site has made it so much easier to navigate.

I recommend this site to everyone I know, clients, friends, family. Your site has helped save hundreds of thousands of dollars for so many people.

Personal story: An online friend of mine emailed me and asked me if I would possibly be able to help her. Her mother had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and the medication to help her prolong her life with quality was almost $20,000 a month. She had part of the name of the pharmaceutical company, and with the help of NeedyMeds, I was able to give her the contact information. Her mom was able to enjoy another year of life, holidays, etc.

Thank you so much.

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NeedyMeds 06/11/2014

Dear Roxanne, Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your friend's story. It means a lot to us that NeedyMeds was able to help in such a difficult situation. And we appreciate how you have shared NeedyMeds with others. If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our website or the information on it, please do let us know. Best wishes, Laurie-Marie Pisciotta Outreach & Education Coordinator laurie@needymeds.org

1 Joni J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First found out about needymeds when a prescription my rhuematologist wrote for me had a price tag on it that was more than half my monthly income. My pharmacist suggested I look there to see if I could find a coupon. I found a patient assistance program and within a week I was receiving the script in my mailbox at no cost to me. Later when I needed to go on biologic for my rheumatoid arthritis, I was prescribed Enbrel. The cost was about $500. a week, and well beyond what i could afford. Again needymeds helped me find a way to get the medicine I needed. This time with a co-pay card that paid what my insurance did not. Then the Enbrel stopped working and I switched to Humira which would have been 10x as costly. Again needymeds helped me find a way to afford it. I have also used their savings card which is free to print out on numerous other prescriptions, and even some over the counter things and stuff like canes that insurance doesn't cover. They have also helped me with finding low cost / sliding scale dental care in my area. Whenever a friend or loved one has a medical need I send them to needymeds. Being sick is hard enough without having to worry over your budget to get your prescriptions. If there were 100 stars available I would award them 110!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Concern, Commitment, Compassion and Care

NeedyMeds has been serving the community for over a decade, and this organization begins anew everyday knowing the support it provides to communities is needed and their work is good.

As a board member, I enjoy the times when I visit the office to meet the staff and volunteers. One volunteer, gave me the sweetest answer when asked, ‘What does NeedyMeds mean to you?’. The volunteer answered, ‘We serve a large number of people who need help. There are many other agencies out there, but the services we offer are different and needed by many patients. We do what we do with the resources we have very well.’

As a provider of multiple resources, NeedyMeds has the vision to continue to meet participants where they are on their medical journey by expanding and adding programs and services.

I am happy to represent an organization that is Making a Difference!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed a medication because my insurance didn't cover it, and I got the telephone number for the patient assistant program. The paper work that they sent me was overwhelming. I got the number for CHASE from the Senior Center. I called and set up an appointment with Mara. She helped me get through the application and organize all the papers I needed. She was kind , patient , very respectful and successful in doing my difficult application.I was so grateful to be connected with this program. I don't like asking for help but Mara made it easy.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the NeedyMeds Board because I saw it as an amazing resource to enable people to get crucial medications that they could not otherwise afford. At the time I joined the Board, I worked with many advocates who helped low and moderate income people who could not afford crucial medications because of the cost. NeedyMeds was often the first and best place advocates went to find help for their clients.

As a Board member, I continue to be impressed by the extremely dedicated staff and leaders of this small, efficient non-profit and by the help and educational materials they provide to people across the country.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NeedyMeds is one of the most effective, trusted and far-reaching patient assistance programs in the country. It offers information and sometimes resources that affects a person's health, well-being and bottom line. Great job, NeedyMeds!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

NeedyMeds is an organization that has a heart to serve those that are often neglected and left behind. The information and assistance that his organization provides to the public changes people's lives. I can think of no other company that shares this volume of meaningful health information tailored to meet the needs of disenfranchised populations of people.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a healthcare provider this is a wonderful resource for patients to save money and be able to afford healthcare costs. I have worked in pharmacies in the past and always got questions regarding discount programs. I never knew of a program, but now I do thanks to needy meds. It is great because it offers rebates, allows people to qualify for free medication, and helps with copays.Additionally needy meds has many useful resources such as programs and free clinics. A feature that I particularly like is that you can use the discount card to purchase pet medications,, as a dog owner I appreciate that. Working in pharmacy I will recommend this program to as many people as possible. This is a wonderful example of how we as country can help lower health care costs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very pleased with the information provided at this webinar. NeedyMeds has been my number one go-to for assisting clients with medication costs. I can certainly contribute a wealth of information to members within and outside of our communities because of the great work you do! Thank you very much!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am advocate for people with disabilities and the elderly. Needymeds is a valuable resource to help many to get free medications and other health care assistance as well discount cards.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

great information for patient assistance programs to offer our patients.
Thank You keep up the good work...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Needy Meds has been an enormous help in the communities. The informative platform has been widely appreciated and recognized. I will continue to be an advocate for NeedyMeds

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dana and Team are very helpful and thorough in navigating and assisting with my medical/financial needs.
Thank you again!

1

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.

1 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.

1 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.

1

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!

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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!