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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

72 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!

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 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...

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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.