Prescription Drug Assistance

Prescription Drug Assistance 2018-05-25T16:40:14+00:00

Eligibility for MetroWest Meds Pharmacy Card

In order to participate, you must:

  • Lack prescription drug coverage through any state, military, or public/private medication program (including Medicare D)
  • Be under age 65
  • Have a prescription
  • Have an income at or below the 250% Federal Poverty Level
  • Reside in the Natick VNA service area

Eligibility for Free Medication Programs

In order to participate, you must:

  • Lack prescription drug coverage through any state, military, or public/private medication program
  • Have a prescription for long-term medication(s)
  • Have an income at or below the 200% Federal Poverty Level
  • Reside in the Natick VNA service area

Frequently Asked Questions

MetroWest Meds will complete one application for each prescribed brand-name medication you are currently taking. After you and your doctor sign the application, it is sent to the appropriate pharmaceutical company for review. If approved, in most cases, the pharmaceutical company will send a three-month supply of your medication to your doctor’s office for you to pick up.
No. The MetroWest Meds program does not distribute medications. Clients are assisted with either applications to the pharmaceutical company free programs, which takes 4-6 weeks from time of application to receiving a decision, or they are enrolled in our pharmacy card, which is activated the same day an individual provides proof of income and enrolls with us. Individuals participating in our pharmacy card take their prescription to any local pharmacy with the card and pay a co-pay.
For individuals enrolled in the pharmaceutical company programs, the medication is provided at no cost by the pharmaceutical company. For those enrolled in the MetroWest Meds pharmacy card, members pay a co-pay at the pharmacy, but the majority of the cost is paid for by program grants.
No. This program helps people access patient assistance programs set up by the pharmaceutical companies. It also finds other discount options to help reduce overall medication costs. Likewise, our pharmacy card is not insurance but a short-term discount option for those who are eligible.
Individual pharmaceutical companies decide who is eligible for the free medication programs; MetroWest Meds determines who is eligible for our pharmacy card.
  • To view percentages over poverty guidelines, click here
  • To calculate where your income falls, click here

To inquire about MetroWest Meds – Discount Drug Card Program please contact:
Susan Moriarty, Program Director
mwminfo@natickvna.org
508-653-3081