Simplefill connects Americans who are struggling to pay for the often costly prescription medications they rely on to manage chronic diseases with the programs and organizations offering such prescription assistance. To learn more about South Carolina prescription assistance and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled, read below and become a Simplefill member today.
What Prescription Assistance is Available in South Carolina?
Like other states, South Carolina has many residents who struggle to pay for the medications they need to manage chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, end stage renal disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and HIV/AIDS. And it’s not only people without insurance who find themselves in this difficult situation; many with employer-sponsored health insurance are having a hard time covering high co-pays. Luckily, help is available through prescription assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers and from the prescription coverage included in government-funded insurance plans.
South Carolinians can take advantage of the South Carolina Drug Card, which is available to all residents of the state at no cost. The card provides prescription discounts of up to 80% at participating pharmacies statewide. You can visit the website and download and print a card that is pre-activated for immediate use.
Healthy Connections is South Carolina’s Medicaid program. It is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and provides medical services, including prescription coverage, for eligible low-income and vulnerable South Carolina residents. These services are jointly funded by the state and federal governments.
Welvista is a non-governmental private-public partnership that gives qualifying low-income, uninsured South Carolinians under age 65 access to free prescription medications. Prescription assistance is for a period of one year, after which participants must reapply.
The South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides AIDS-related medications at very little or no cost to South Carolina residents living with AIDS. There are strict eligibility requirements pertaining to income, assets, insurance status, and HIV/AIDS diagnosis.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill’s mission is to raise awareness of prescription assistance programs and serve as a bridge between those who need such assistance and the programs and organizations that can provide it. It’s a mission that enables us to improve the quality of life not only for the chronically ill but for their family members as well.
How Does South Carolina Prescription Assistance Work?
South Carolinians in need of prescription assistance can find it through the programs set up by pharmaceutical companies to meet that need or through the prescription coverage included in one of the government-funded insurance programs available to the state’s residents.
It’s common for pharmaceutical companies to offer prescription assistance for low-income and uninsured patients taking the drugs they manufacture. This is usually done through a nonprofit foundation a company establishes for that specific purpose. Those who qualify usually receive their medications free of charge for a period of six or twelve months, after which they must reapply to continue receiving assistance.
Individuals and families who qualify for government-funded insurance benefit from prescription coverage that covers prescriptions in full or for only a nominal co-pay.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
You will be surprised by how easy it is to gain access to prescription assistance through Simplefill. There are only two easy steps for you to accomplish: 1) become a Simplefill member by applying online or calling us at (877)386-0206, and 2) engaging with one of our patient advocates in a brief telephone interview. Once you’ve completed these, we’ll take it from there.
We’ll use your responses to the interview questions to construct your Simplefill member profile, which we will then match to available prescription assistance programs to find the best ones for you. We’ll apply to those programs on your behalf and get you enrolled when you’re approved.
Moving forward, we’ll make sure your prescriptions are always filled on time. And if your health care providers make changes to your treatment plan, we’ll update your profile. If new medications have been prescribed for you, we’ll find you prescription assistance for those as well.
You’ll soon be wondering how you ever managed without Simplefill.
Apply with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be receiving the South Carolina prescription assistance you need.