"With the translation of our website into Spanish, many more people will be empowered to find information on programs that can help them with the cost of medications and healthcare services." Richard J. Sagall, MD, president of NeedyMeds
Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Recognizing the need to reach the Spanish-speaking population of the U.S., NeedyMeds, Inc. has now made its website available in Spanish. The Spanish translation project was supported by a grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
The widely used website lists and offers information on how to access more than 4,500 prescription drugs in a variety of dosages offered at low or no cost through over 550 patient assistance programs, which are free or very low-cost safety net programs that qualified low-income and uninsured or underinsured people can use to obtain prescription medication. NeedyMeds staff closely follows and updates daily information on program guidelines and eligibility criteria.
NeedyMeds’ comprehensive databases are the gold standard of information in this field. More than 86% of NeedyMeds’ website users are health care advocates that use NeedyMeds’ free resources to help their clients afford their medications. Anyone is able to use the website and resources at no cost. Click here to download the Spanish-language brochure that reviews NeedyMeds resources.
Additionally, the website lists more than 11,200 free or low-cost health care clinics throughout the country that provide a variety of services to patients seeking care. A further resource is the newly translated disease-based assistance section that includes over 1,300 programs that offer financial assistance for medical costs and care for needs other than medications.
NeedyMeds also offers a free drug discount card , which may be used by anyone, regardless of income, residency or citizenship status, to obtain a significant savings on medications if they do not have insurance, have insurance that does not cover their medications, or choose to not use their insurance if they have a high co-pay or deductible or are in the Medicare Part D donut hole. The card is accepted at over 60,000 pharmacies throughout the country and in the U.S. territories.
NeedyMeds, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1997 and is widely regarded by advocates as the most comprehensive and reliable source of patient assistance program information available. NeedyMeds provides information on thousands of programs to help poverty-level, low-income, uninsured and underinsured people gain access to prescription medications and other programs to help them pay for their medical care. NeedyMeds offers all of its information for free and does not require registration or personal information from users. Grants like the one from Merck & Co., Inc. help support NeedyMeds’ mission to provide free, comprehensive information on programs to millions of people in the U.S. that need help affording their health care costs.
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