One barrier for uninsured patients is access to the prescription medicines that improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
The healthcare providers at SLFP are experts in utilizing $4 and $10 generic medications through chain stores such as Target and Wal-Mart for cost effective prescriptions for all their patients. As part of their community service programs, many pharmaceutical companies have “Patient Assistance Programs” to make specific drugs available to low-income and uninsured patients.
SLFP provides volunteers to assist Recipients in completing income and residency documentation requirements, and to assure applications are accurately completed and submitted on a timely basis. Volunteers will also follow-up on the Recipients application as it is processed by the manufacturer until the medications are finally received by the patient. Some of the companies that participate include: Sanofi-Avantus, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Eli-Lilly, Novartis, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, and Takedo Pharmaceuticals.