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Helping Mainers Afford Their Medications

Anyone who lives in Maine and finds the cost of his or her prescription drugs difficult to afford should know about the state’s many Medication Assistance Programs.

Each of these programs aims to ease the financial burden for anyone who struggles with the high costs of prescription drugs. Funded by the Maine Health Access Foundation and MaineHealth, many patients can learn how to get their medications for free or at a discounted price through these programs.

For example, MedAccess, which is part of the MaineHealth CarePartners Program, helps patients receive their medications through a number of different programs, such as Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), Medicare Part D, and local, state, and federal programs. Patient Assistance Programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to anyone who cannot afford to buy their medicines.

MedAccess will work with the patient and the patient’s doctor’s office to apply for these free medications, and will follow up with the patient to make sure that he or she has received them. Additionally, MedAccess teaches patients where and how to find the best prices on prescription drugs. There is no charge for MedAccess Services, and anyone who takes prescription drugs is eligible to participate in the program. MedAccess has many locations in Maine, including Cumberland, Lincoln, Oxford and Waldo Counties.

Anyone who cannot afford their prescription medications should call MedAccess toll-free at 1-877-275-1787 or at (207) 662-7968 to find out how they can help you.

Several other programs similar to MedAccess Services also exist in the state. To find one near you, refer to the table below or visit 2-1-1 Maine at www.211maine.org or call 2-1-1 from your telephone. If you struggle to afford your vital prescription medications, do not delay—call them today to find out how they can help you.

Maine Medication Assistance Programs


Cumberland

MedAccess
Maine Medical Center
207-662-0111

Hancock    

Down East Medication Assistance Program
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
207-374-3400

Down East Medication Assistance Program
Mount Desert Island Hospital
207-288-5899

Medication Assistance Program
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
207-664-5631

Kennebec

Maine General Medical Center (August and Waterville)
207-626-1684 (Augusta)
207-872-4697 (Waterville)

Lincoln    

MedAccess
Lincoln County CarePartners Plus
Damariscotta, ME
207-563-4120

Oxford    

MedAccess
Stephens Memorial Hospital
207-743-5933

Social Service Coordinator
Sacopee Valley Health Center
207-625-8126

Penobscot

Sebasticook Family Doctors (Newport)
207-369-5189

Sebasticook Family Doctors (Canaan)
207-924-5200

Piscataquis

Sebasticook Family Doctors (Dover-Foxcroft)
207-564-8710

Somerset

Sebasticook Family Doctors (Pittsfield)
207-487-9244

Waldo

MedAccess
119 Northport Ave, Belfast, ME
207-930-2644

Washington

Down East Medication Assistance Program
East Grand Health Center
207-448-2347

Down East Medication Assistance Program
Harrington Family Health Center
207-483-4502

Down East Medication Assistance Program
Healthways/Regional Medical Center, Lubec
207-733-5541

Down East Medication Assistance Program
Down East Community Hospital, Milbridge
207-546-2391

Down East Medication Assistance Program
St. Croix Regional Family Health Center, Princeton
207-796-5503

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