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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

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Needymeds is great. I have used their website over the last several years and saved a lot of money. Which is a great help./
Thank You

4 Janet118

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for years to help those needing help with medication because at one time I needed the help and found very little. Thankfully this organization has made it so much easier to find those forms of help needed. I find it to be up to date, thorough and a great wealth of info in one place. Thank you needymeds for all you do!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work as a case manager and home health RN and Needy Meds has been a lifesaver for my clients that need it. This is an awesome resource that has been unbelievably useful for many of my clients. I am so glad I became aware of this resource and am able to help others by using it. I am extremely impressed and a frequent user of this resource for my clients in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Carol Clark and I am a SHIP (SHINE) Volunteer Counselor in the state of Florida. Needymeds has been a lifesaver to several hundred clients in the years I have been counseling. Thank GOD for this non-profit organization with a heart! I have found assistance for myself also, which has made my life much easier. Many clients would have gone without medication if it wasn't for Needymeds.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Medical Assistant and Patient Advocate for a Community Clinic and use NeedyMeds on a daily bases. It is my go to tool to help our patients that do not have health insurance get the much needed medications at no cost. Everything I need is all right there on their website, from the apps for all the different medications that are available through the pharmaceutical companies & discount coupons. I'm also able to help our patients find a Clinic in any area of the United States if they move. I can't tell you how handy that feature is. Keep up the great work!!

Margie
Canton, OH

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After a series of major life changes, I had some severe financial troubles. There were times when it was all I could do to keep the electricity on. Much-needed health care took a back seat to more mundane but immediate needs, and my health suffered as a result.

Needymeds has played a huge role in helping me get the care I need. I've found Patient Assistant Programs for several prescription medications, often allowing me to get those medications for free. I've also found doctors and clinics, and they've all been excellent.

The site is well organized and easy to use, and emails are answered quickly.

I tell everyone I know: Needymeds is a life saver.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As one who has benefited greatly, I am thrilled to write this review in support of the NeedyMeds organization!

Like many who lost jobs during the "Great Recession," I also lost healthcare coverage; unfortunately, in the 21st century, in these great United States of America, this is what happens. I paid for coverage through COBRA for as long as I could, then for an individual insurance plan until that too became unaffordable.

I am thankful that the Affordable Care Act became law; at least some of the problems of access to healthcare have been ameliorated. Through this law, I now receive Medicaid benefits whereas prior to its passage, I did not qualify. It was during this time that NeedyMeds was a godsend, enabling me to at least afford my prescription medications.

There are hundreds of thousands of people like me, middle age, and through no fault of our own, among the long-term unemployed. Prior to the passage of the ACA, there was nothing available to assist with the exorbitant cost of prescription medications, except for an organization like NeedyMeds. This is why, as I add to my education in preparation for a new job, career, or self-employment, I made a modest donation to the organization, even though I remain unemployed, and why, when I am better able, I will gladly donate more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Needymeds is a Godsend! Without the significant discounts that I receive on my medications thanks to this organization, I am not sure what I would do.

Although I am working now and thoroughly enjoy my job, it is part time, temporary, and does not provide benefits of any sort. I would really like to ask members of Congress what people like me are supposed to do when we lose healthcare benefits (including prescription drug coverage) along with the loss of a job.

Being middle aged, finding another job is difficult, COBRA is not financially sustainable and ends after 18 months, even if one can afford it to begin with; most Boomers are too young for Medicare, and don't qualify for Medicaid.

I have shared the Needymeds information with others, and when I am able, I will support this organization to the best of my ability!

Comments ( 1 )

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NeedyMeds 06/11/2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad that NeedyMeds has been able to help you. We have all sorts of cost-saving resources on our website. To see an overview of our website, you can watch a free webinar on the Webinar Library page. Click on the April 29 video. Thank you again for sharing your story. Sincerely, Laurie-Marie Pisciotta [email protected]

5 Tony42

Donor

Rating: 5

As a caregiver myself, I understand how difficult in can be for seniors to get the quality medications they need at a price they can afford.

Not only does NeedyMeds provide fantastic information in this regard, but they also go into the patient safety aspects of prescription drugs to ensure that the visitors to their website get the medications they need SAFELY as well and avoid the knockoffs and scams that plaque this industry.

I would like to recommend Dr Sagall for creating such an amazing resource.

4 Dee_23

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NeedyMeds is a great organization that help not only individuals but others that are dedicated to help those in need as well. I am a volunteer with a group of other vounteers that work to help those in our community needing prescription assistance. We utilize the NeedyMeds program in order to better serve our clients in need. We have helped thousands in our area using the information that is provided on the NeedyMeds site. We have also had many out of state to call our office looking for help and we always encourage them to use the NeedyMeds site as well. Thank you NEEDYMEDS for providing this so that we too may help those in need.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a SHIP volunteer counselor for the last 10 years, during which time needymeds.org has been a GOD send to many clients. It is so heartwarming to find this type of service in a world that can be so cold. There are many, many people in my area that have been given enormous assistance through needymeds.org and all of us are very grateful.

Have a GOD blessed day,

Carol Clark/Palatka, Fl.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work in a program of donated medical services for the uninsured. Medical services are donated; meds are not. I use NeedyMeds every time I talk to a patient about medications. It's accurate, comprehensive one-stop shopping for people with no prescription coverage and, in some cases, even those who do have limited coverage. They have done an excellent job of pulling together every conceivable resouce and it's all there for you. Easy to use. Kudos!

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NeedyMeds 08/27/2014

Dear Judy, Thank you for the compliment. We are happy to hear that you find our website useful in your work. We hope to help as many people as possible. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to make the website better. Best wishes, The NeedyMeds Team

4 seablackwithink

Client Served

Rating: 5

Learning I was HIV positive in junior high was terrifying....so many questions...so many expensive medications.
Growing up the realization strikes your heart ...you may not be able to afford medication.
NeedyMeds saved my life literally ....not only by helping with hiv medication costs...but other medications as well. Not to mention the level of compassion and massive amount of information they offer for free.
Saints. Angels. Friends.

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NeedyMeds 08/27/2014

Thank you for sharing your story. We are so glad that we could be of help to you. In addition to the NeedyMeds website, another resource that may be of interest to you is ADAP's new online Directory: http://adap.directory. I spoke at their conference in 2014 and gave a presentation about programs that help HIV/AIDS patients. You can watch the talk here: http://adapadvocacyassociation.org/events_08_2014_presentations.html Please let us know if there's anything else we can do. Best wishes, The NeedyMeds Team

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a nurse and patient advocate, Needy Meds has been a great resource for patients and individuals without healthcare access or medication access to get the care and medications that they need. Their is valuable information for resources beyond medications; there is disease state management information, support group information in addition to low cost no cost clinic availability. The access to all of the patient assistance programs is easy to navigate and a great timesaver for those in need.
I have recommended this site to many of my peers, patients, family and friends. Thank you for the great work you do!

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NeedyMeds 06/11/2014

Thank you for your review! We are happy that we have been able to help your patients, and we are grateful to you for sharing NeedyMeds with others. Thank you for your suggestion relating to CEU, and please let us know if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the website. Sincerely, Laurie-Marie Pisciotta Outreach & Education Coordinator [email protected]

4 Deedra K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After leaving my job due to illness and going on Disability i signed on w/a Medicare prescription plan.The first year everything was pretty much covered.I was put on a med that does wonders for me and it was a $20 co pay,which was doable.When the new formulary came out it jumped to $93 a MONTH.No way I could pay that.I had to leave it at the pharmacy.The thought of going off the med had me searching options.Needymeds came to my rescue.I now can get that med at a reasonable price.I'm very happy.Today the new formulary arrived.I've not looked at it yet.sigh...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I found Needymeds several years ago and since then I have helped many people and family wiht resources available when they had no help related to their diagnosis to obtain assistance that they otherwise would have gone with out and suffered due to not having that help. I continue to work with disabled voluntarily besides seeking to continue to work in this field as so many people struggle daily in their lives. This is a fantastic program and has continued to grow with more desperately needed resources.

5 ChinaRose N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have multiple health issues - some genetic, some due to accidents, abuse & others unknown, therefore requiring many doctors & medications, in order to function & have a semblance of a life. Requiring over a dozen medications a month, that retails over $3K a month OR with MediCare Part D premium of $108.00, plus $$450+ co-pays monthly on a SSDI - Disability income of $1,200, makes my health care nearly impossible to get, on top of paying rent, utilities, food & transport. Never mind having a social life or affording extra comforts! Oh, it also makes for many interesting Ramen meals, or live like me and eat one meal a day or every other day!

With the MediCare/MediCal system & the medical care becoming less affordable, and more of a luxury for those with money, it leaves the remaining 99% of us not being able to get Quality / Affordable health care! So, programs like NeedyMeds are a blessing! Medications are NOT cheap!

Thank goodness there are people who care enough to fund this non-profit program.

4 Lisa205

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just recently found all the impressive content that NeedyMeds web site offers. I live with a chronic disease and I know how difficult the healthcare system can be to navigate. The NeedyMeds web site offers valuable information and the format is user friendly. As soon as I reviewed the NeedyMed website immediately posted their beneficial information on my HypoGal Blog. A big Thank You to NeedyMed Organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i USE NEEDYMEDS EVERYDAY. I LIVE AND WORK IN A SOMEWHAT POOR RURAL COMMUNITY. JOBS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABE AS RSOURCES FOR DRUG ASSISTANCE AREN'T EITHER. MANY FACTORIES HAVE CLOSED WITH NONE BEING REPLACED. MY ROLE IS TO ASSIST PATIENTS WITH GETTING DRUGS THRU THE DRUG COMPANIES. WITH NEEDYMEDS IT IS ALL AT MY FINGERTIPS AND MAKESMY JOB MUCH EASIER!!! TAKE YOU SO MUCH AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. CHANCES ARE IF ITS NOT ON NEEDYMEDS THERE IS NOT A PROGRAM.