Find Help With Prescriptions

Low Cost Prescription Drug Programs

Medicare's 2012 Prescription Drug Benefit (pdf)

April 2012--Prescription Help Programs
Low Cost Medications are available at these pharmacies in Franklin County

Ohio's Best RX is a prescription drug discount card program designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without prescription drug insurance coverage who are:

  • 60 years of age or over; OR
  • Under age 60 with annual family incomes of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level which is $32,490(single), $43,710(family of two), $66,150 (family of four).

To apply, call 1-866-923-7879 or visit

Golden Buckeye Card
All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults ages 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye Card. For more information about the card’s prescription drug benefits, visit

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance can help you determine which prescription programs you might be eligible for. For more information, call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) or visit

Rx for Ohio
Rx for Ohio is designed to help low-income, uninsured Ohio residents get access to patient assistance programs where they may qualify for free, or nearly free, prescription medicines. To search more than 1,400 medications in more than 300 government, industry and privately sponsored programs, go to


Medicare Premium Assistance Program (MPAP)

This program helps people eligible for Medicare who have limited income and assets get help in paying the cost of one or more of the following:

  • Medicare premium(s)
  • Medicare deductibles
  • Medicare coinsurance

Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify for MPAP, applicants must be eligible for Medicare and meet basic requirements.

When applying for MPAP, proof of income, resources, age or disability, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required.

No face-to-face interview with the local county department of job and family services is necessary. Applicants can ask an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.

Federal Medicare Information