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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

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!

7 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 purpose…..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.

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. =)

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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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a social worker I have provided my clients with the needymeds resource for many years throughout several demographics. I recently became unemployed and without insurance for the first time in my life. Unfortunately this is the time of year that I usually get sick due to allergies. I never knew just how much this resource helped until I used it myself. Thank you so much for making medications affordable.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I help a lot of seniors with insurance, and so many can't afford their prescriptions, or they don't have coverage at all. It makes me sad that people pay their whole life into Medicare, then retire, and some are still paying 50-70% of their income for insurance. Just to not be able to afford their copays. Needymeds has helped a lot of people!

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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!!

3

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.

1

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.

4

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

5

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.

4

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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4

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 laurie@needymeds.org

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.

4

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

7

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 laurie@needymeds.org

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...