Pharmaceutical Assistance

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

This is a good site to begin a search because it is a clearinghouse for over 475 public and private programs.

Maryland Medbank

The Maryland Medbank Program serves eligible, low-income, chronically ill, underinsured and uninsured individuals in Maryland who meet certain financial criteria. It has sites in six counties.

Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program

The Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program provides services for the following programs:Medical Assistance; HealthChoice; Primary Adult Care(PAC); Family Planning; Medicare Part D. See the website for a complete explanation of these various services.

The Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program

1 800 226 2142
The Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program can help low income people buy prescription medicine. The income and asset limits are higher than Medicaid.

Merck Act Program

866 363 6379
The ACT Program provides free reimbursement support services to help answer questions related to insurance coverage and reimbursement. The ACT Program also refers patients to patient assistance programs, which provide certain medicines free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured who, without assistance, cannot afford needed Merck medicines.

Merck Patient Assistance Program

This private and confidential program provides medicine free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured, who may not be able to afford needed Merck medicines. Individuals who do not meet the insurance criteria may still qualify for this Program if they attest that they have special circumstances of financial and medical hardship, and their income meets the program criteria.

Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program

 1 800 293 3881
This private and confidential program provides vaccines free of charge to eligible adults, primarily the uninsured, who, without assistance, could not afford needed Merck vaccines.


 1 877 734 2797
Pegasys is a medicine used to treat some adults who have viral hepatitis C or hepatitis B. Those who need nursing support while taking Pegasys, help with injections or advice about side effects, may call this free number.

Pegasys Access Solutions

The Genentech Access to Care Foundation helps people who don’t have a health care plan or people whose plans have turned them down for Pegasys treatment. If accepted for help, you might get your Pegasys for free. You and your doctor’s office need to file some forms and you will be contacted within 24 hours after receipt of them.

GSK Vaccine Access Program

1 877 VACC 911
The GSK Vaccines Access Program provides GlaxoSmithKline vaccines to adult applicants who meet eligibility requirements.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program

 1 888 477 2669
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

SCBN Prescription Advocacy

This prescription assistance program gives patients an easy way to connect to over 270 patient assistance programs from one single point of contact. Their website is a must-read to understand the different kinds of prescription programs that are available.