Cost Issues:

  • If you find out a prescription is not covered or requires a prior authorization, ask to know the cash price.  It may not be much different than your copay.
  • Most pharmacies have discounted generic medication lists or savings clubs that you can join.  Ask to see a list.
  • The website: www.goodrx.com is a good place to see the cash price of a medication at many pharmacies in a certain zip code and obtain coupons for medications.

RX PhotoPrescription Assistance Programs, Coupons, Rebates

  • www.needymeds.org is a good place to find information about:
    • prescription assistance programs for people without prescription insurance
    • coupons and rebates that anyone can use.

Health Insurance/Prescription Insurance

  • If you have Medicare, you will need to choose a Medicare Part D plan to cover prescription medications.  You have the chance to switch the plan that you have each year.
    • A good way to get help finding the plan that is best for you is to go to: https://www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan/questions/home.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1. At this website, you can enter your zip code and medications and then compare plans to learn which ones will cover your medications and which will not.  It will also tell you the plan’s cost and if there is a coverage gap.
    • The Aspen Club will sit down with people and go through the process with them.
      • Main line: 970-495-8560
      • Registration line: 970-495-8565
      • Medicare Help line: 970-495-8558
  • For people without health insurance, and not eligible for Medicare, visit http://connectforhealthco.com/.  Here you can get information about the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange.

Prescription Delivery

What to do with expired medications or medications no longer needed

Can I donate unused or unwanted medications?