McKee Medical Center
Phone: (970) 635-4017
Fax: (970) 635-4012
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- What is the Prescription Assistance Program?
- Who is eligible?
- How do I apply for help?
- How does it work?
- Assistance for Medicare Patients
The McKee Prescription Assistance Program was developed to assist low-income area residents in getting medications for chronic health problems. The program is a service of the McKee Medical Center Foundation.
A social worker in the McKee Care Coordination department helps enroll clients. Referrals may also be made to other community resources.
Eligibility is based on the current program guidelines. The screening process requires clients to provide proof of income and assets.
We work with national drug companies to obtain free medications for patients, and in some circumstances, provide vouchers that help pay for immediate prescriptions.
By helping people afford their medication, we encourage healthier lifestyles and promote wellness for our patients.
- Clients who live in surrounding areas and use McKee and our physicians for care
- Individuals who have a physician and a valid prescription.
- Those with a low income and who do not have prescription coverage.
Referrals can be made by a physician's office staff. Clients may also call directly, (970) 635-4017.
A phone interview will determine if you are able to qualify for assistance. If you appear to meet eligibility requirements, we will mail you an application.
Once an application is completed and returned, we will review it and call to schedule an appointment.
Once you are accepted into the program, we will work with you and your doctor to provide necessary medications.
Pharmaceutical assistance programs require that application forms be completed by the patient, staff and physician. We will submit these forms as quickly as possible.
It can take several weeks to receive medications. They are usually sent directly to the physician's office, or a discount card may be provided. A physician's office may be able to supply medication samples for immediate help until your medication arrives.
These programs require a new application every three months for continued eligibility. Often, proof of income is attached, and verification of need must be explained.
Assistance for Medicare Patients
We can also provide screenings for the Social Security "Extra Help" financial program that assists with paying for the drug-plan premiums and deductibles for low income.
For Medicare Part D screenings and enrollment, contact the Seasons Club.