Help With Prescription Medications

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CHECK IF THERE IS A GENERIC COUNTERPART FOR YOUR MEDICATION

This website tells you if your brand name prescription medication (proprietary) has a generic counterpart. (Copays on generic meds usually cost less.)

Electronic Orange Book – http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ob/docs/querytn.cfm

GIANT EAGLE $4 or $10 GENERIC PRESCRIPTIONS

Bring in your prescription and your Giant Eagle Advantage card to a Giant Eagle pharmacy. Drug list:

http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Health-Savings-Programs/4-10-Dollar-Drug-Program/Discount-Drugs/

You can get a 30-day supply for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10 of the generic medications on their list, without health insurance.

LOST AND FOUND PHARMACY
11555 Frankstown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235
Note: This is a Christian organization.

Pharmaceutical products include but are not limited to:

  • Prescription medications
  • Compounded products
  • Devices and equipement relevant to healthcare (e.g. glucose monitors, nebulizers, etc.)

Pharmaceutical services include but are not limited to:

  • Funding to assist uninsured and Medicare ‘gap’ patients
  • Private and individual counseling on prescription and nonprescription medications irregardless of patronage as a customer
  • Assistance with completion of insurance forms
  • Vaccination clinics
  • ‘Brown Bag’ services (Customers bring in all their medications in a ‘Brown Bag’ for the pharmacist to review and evaluate)
  • Monitoring and informational sessions on chronic conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol care
Pharmacy Hours
Mon – Sat: 8 AM to 6 PM
Closed on Sundays

PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

NEEDYMEDS

NeedyMeds is a non-profit web portal that provides information to help people afford medications and other health care.

Includes:
– Drug list – look for the medication that you need on the list (by brand name or generic name) and then find programs listed that might provide you with that med.
– Program list – look up the name of the company that produces your medication and see if they have a patient assistance program.
– Find coupons for discounts or free medications next to medication names.

http://www.needymeds.org

If you don’t find your medication or medication manufacturer on their list, try contacting the manufacturer of your medication yourself and asking them if they can help you.

DISCOUNT MAIL-ORDER MEDICATION SERVICES

RX OUTREACH

Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc.
PO Box 66536 . Saint Louis, MO 63166-6536
1-800-769-3880

The program currently provides more than 360 FDA-approved generics. Also have birth control pills.

Individuals whose income is $34,470 a year or less are eligible. Income limit for two persons is $46,530, three people  $58,590. No cost to join. Most (though not all) drugs can be purchased for $20 for a 180-day supply.

http://www.rxoutreach.com/en/

Many family health care centers have pharmacies onsite which can offer prescriptions at a low or sliding scale rate, see listings below.

Alternative Health Care

CLOUD GATE
107 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Tel.: 412-327-5719
cloudgatepgh@gmail.com
http://www.cloudgatepgh.com/

Shiatsu
QiGong
Life Counseling
Reiki

Sliding scale available.

Practice is not wheelchair-accessible, but home visits are possible.

PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY
3600 Laketon Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15235
800-860-1114
http://www.massageschoolpittsburgh.com

Student Massage Clinic

The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy offers student massage clinics to the public at our location on Laketon Road. All massages are provided by advanced students of our school.

We are currently accepting clients for our intern student clinic. Please call the school for your appointment. Only $30.00 per hour appointment. For appointments and additional information, please call 800-860-1114.

 MING YIP CHINESE MEDICINE
412-281-4818
2528 Penn Ave (in the Strip District, between 25th & 26th)
http://www.mingyip.net

Initial consultation for herbal treatment is $12.00.

Rear entrance is wheelchair-accessible. Bathroom does not have handrails.