Four Ways to Save on Your Prescription Medicine

Do your prescriptions cost a lot of money? You may be able to pay less. Find out how here.

March 10, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Prescription medicine can end up costing a lot, especially if you take more than one. If you’re trying to save money on your prescriptions, you may have options. Click on the images below to learn more.

Talk to Your Doctor

 

If your prescriptions cost too much, tell your doctor. S/he may be able to prescribe a generic version that’s cheaper. Your doctor may also know about discounts and programs that can help you save money on your medicine, so make sure to ask!

 

Ask About Mail-Order

 

Getting your prescriptions by mail can save you money on pharmacy costs. Plus, many medicines with mail-order options are available in a 90-day supply, which may reduce your copays. If you have health insurance, check with your health insurance provider to see if your prescriptions are available by mail.

 

Use Coupons

 

Ask your pharmacist for prescription coupons, or look online on your pharmacy’s or drug company’s websites. You may be able to save up to 50% on your prescription costs this way, especially if you take expensive or brand-name medicines.

 

Look for Discount
Programs and Services

 

Programs like NeedyMeds, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, Patient Services Inc., and the Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Financial Resource Directory offer financial assistance for prescription medicine. Programs have eligibility requirements, so ask your doctor about discounts you might qualify for first.

 
 

Find four more ways to save time and money on your healthcare here!

 

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Sources
“How to Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured or Not,” NPR.org. September 16, 2015.
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/16/440612238/how-to-save-money-on-prescription-drugs-insured-or-not

“Rx Relief: How to Save Up to 80% on Prescription Drugs,” Time.com. June 18, 2014.
http://time.com/money/2891206/rx-relief-how-to-save-up-to-80-on-prescription-drugs/

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