Simplefill connects Americans who are unable to pay for the costly prescription medications they rely on to manage chronic diseases with programs and organizations offering prescription assistance. To learn more about South Dakota 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 Dakota?
Many South Dakotans are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to pay for the medications they need to manage chronic diseases without having to sacrifice other necessities. The medications used to treat diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, COPD, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, dementia, and HIV/AIDS are simply out of their reach. Even people with health insurance through an employer may struggle to meet high co-pays. Fortunately, South Dakotans can find relief through prescription assistance offered by pharmaceutical companies or the prescription coverage provided by government-funded health insurance.
The South Dakota Rx Card, free to all South Dakota residents, can be used to obtain prescription discounts of up to 80% at pharmacies throughout the state. If you have not already received a card, you can download one from the website, print it, and begin using it right away, without having to do anything to activate it.
The South Dakota Department of Social Services administers the state’s Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP. Medicaid covers children, pregnant women, and some vulnerable adults, while CHIP covers children up to age 19 who don’t qualify for Medicaid.
The South Dakota AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) gives South Dakotans living with HIV/AIDS access to the AIDS-related medications they need. Those who meet the eligibility criteria for income, assets, insurance status, and HIV/AIDS diagnosis can receive their covered medications at little or no cost.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill provides an easy and convenient way for those in need of prescription assistance to access it through a wide range of programs and organizations offering it. By connecting eligible patients with appropriate sources of prescription assistance, we relieve some of the financial stress that many chronically ill patients experience. In doing so, we contribute to a better quality of life not only for patients but for their families as well.
How Does South Dakota Prescription Assistance Work?
The primary sources of prescription assistance for South Dakota residents are: 1) the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the medications they need, and 2) the prescription coverage offered by the government-funded health insurance programs available to South Dakotans. Pharmaceutical companies typically provide free or very low cost medications through the charitable foundations they establish for that purpose. Patients must meet all qualification requirements and reapply every six or twelve months to continue receiving assistance. Participants in government-funded insurance plans are able to fill their prescriptions for free or for only a very small co-pay.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to access prescription assistance through Simplefill. All you’ll need to do is:
1) become a Simplefill member by completing an online application or calling us at (877)386-0206, and
2) take part in a brief telephone interview with one of our patient advocates.
Once you’ve completed these two easy steps, the ball is in our court. We’ll construct your Simplefill member profile using your responses to the interview questions. Then we’ll match your profile to available prescription assistance programs to find the best ones for you. We’ll submit applications to those programs on your behalf and handle your enrollment when you’re approved.
Once you’re receiving prescription assistance, we’ll make sure you always have the medications you need to manage your medical issues. In the future, if your medical team changes your treatment plan, we’ll update your Simplefill profile and get to work finding you some prescription assistance for any new medications that have been added.
We’ll remain by your side for as long as you are a Simplefill member.
Apply with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be receiving the South Dakota prescription assistance you need.