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Fisher-Titus provides prescription assistance program

By Jill Schafer • Jun 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The 2017 Huron County Health Assessment reported in 2014 that 27 percent of respondents did not get a prescription filled in the past year. In 2017, it increased to 34 percent who did not get a prescription filled in the past year.

There are many reasons why people do not take their medications, but one common reason is that they cannot afford them. In today’s economy, people are finding it harder and harder to afford their medicine for a variety of reasons.

Did you know that Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers a Prescription Assistance Program for uninsured and underinsured persons to help in accessing pharmaceutical companies’ prescription assistance programs?

Our role is to help those persons complete the paperwork required for these programs. Once completed, the forms are given to the clients to take back to their physicians’ offices to complete the final paperwork.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Prescription Assistance, which began in 2006, is a community benefit program. In 2017, the Fisher-Titus Prescription Assistance Program helped people to obtain medication worth over $1 million.

Do I Qualify?

Do you have difficulty affording your prescriptions on a monthly basis whether you have no prescription coverage, Medicare or commercial coverage? If you answered yes, you may qualify for assistance.

How do I access this program?

Call to speak to someone, or leave a message and they will get back to you. When calling, make sure you have your insurance information available as well as all your prescriptions.

We cannot help you without the proper information. All information will remain confidential. After the form has been completed it will be given to you to take to your health care provider’s office for signature and mailing. If you qualify for assistance, you will be given instructions on how to get your medications.

Call 419-660-2521 for more information on the prescription assistance program or visit fishertitus.org/prescription-assistance

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jill Schafer is the community benefit/health education coordinator. She has a bachelor of science in nursing and is a registered nurse. Schafer oversees the prescription assistance program at Fisher-Titus. She also is the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) coordinator for Huron County, which means she is trained extensively in understanding Medicare and how to help those going on or already on Medicare.

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