Monday, October 13, 2008

Help areas,Healthcare,free/reduced meds/insurance and more

So much worry and stress now in a lot of people.Folks wondering if they can get healthcare,medicines,insurance.Hey and that did not just start.This has been getting worse and worse since NATO....and that was not the Bush administration....Way before that!!!!! Every one likes to just think about the last 8 years,but the trouble started way before that.When bussinesses started closing .The work was cheaper when made some where else..we suffered from it and continue to this day,orders being shipped overseas ,while our factories closed down.ANYWAY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have been looking around for some areas that may can help in meds,healthcare .etc...I will post more as i find them.Hope they are useful to you.and Please,leave a comment.I enjoy knowing who came by,i will return the favor and visit your's if you leave me a comment..Thanks for coming by and remember how important it is too vote...

May God Bless America Again..

Betty~Simply Southern

free clinics in your south central alabama area include:

Culpepper Group Home
3102 Redmond Rd
Dothan, AL 36303-5606
Map Location==========
Dothan Pediatric Clinic
Dothan Pedicatric Clinic PA
126 Clinic Dr
Dothan, AL 36303-1980
Map Location===================
Dotsan Family Practice
1891 Honeysuckle Rd Ste 2
Dothan, AL 36305-4291
Map Location========================
Houston Medical Group
112 Haven Dr Ste 3
Dothan, AL 36301-2921
Map Location==============
Ozark Medical Clinic
Connie Chandlers Office
145 Katherine Ave
Ozark, AL 36360-1976
Map Location=================
Robert A Defrancisco Dr
P O Box 648
Brewton, AL 36427-0648
Map Location
Tri-County Medical Center
110 S Main St
Evergreen, AL 36401-3313
Map Location

Public Inquiries: 888-342-9291===call for All states
alabama State LIHEAP: 334-242-5365

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

LIHEAP FY 2008 Funding is $17,111,350
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level ((((((((((a lot of us are below this..i checked!)))))))))))))))))))))))))mom

LIHEAP FY 2007 Benefit(what they can pay)
Heating and Cooling: $70 min, $240 max

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 2 - May 31
Cooling: June 1 - September 30


below are some assistance plans for heating cooling,these are specific for alabama unless otherwise noted+++++
Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund
In 1996, Senate Bill 45 was passed in the legislature providing for a state low-income weatherization program to supplement federal funds by including a voluntary tax check-off option for state income-tax filers. Taxpayers may designate an amount of their refund as a voluntary contribution to the "Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund" The Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the monies, which will help provide weatherization assistance to eligible recipients.


Low-Income Rate Assistance

Alabama Power Co.
Customers who are verified as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients will not be billed a monthly service charge of approximately $8.91.

Customers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) will not be billed a monthly customer charge of about $8. To apply for this program, customers must take their Medicaid card to their local Alagasco office.

Mobile Gas
Customers who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI payments or Aid to Dependent Children) and who qualify, can have the customer charge of approximately $8 waived from their monthly gas bill. Apply at any of the Mobile Gas offices to receive the waiver.

Right now , this is the best bet for finding a car . Try contacting this organization first. As to individual requests , the only programs that I know about are the ones listed on this page. I will add any more as I come across them - soulight

The first and only national
charity of its kind that
provides donated vehicles
free of charge to struggling
families willing to work and
become self-sufficient,
tax-paying members of the community.

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

Project Share
Project Share is funded by contributions from major electric and gas utilities' customers, employees, and stockholders. Alabama Power administers collections, and the Red Cross administers the rest of the program. The project operates year round and serves senior citizens, disabled persons, and those on fixed or low incomes.
American Red Cross


got some of moms here
rx hope
Need Help to Pay for Meds

Need Help to Pay for Meds?

Medication costs may be a hardship for some of us diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder; a financial impossibility for others. Many psychiatric meds are expensive and there is no shame in seeking available assistance to help with the cost.

First of all, don't wait to run out of medication before doing something about it! Your first line of defense is to let your doctor know. He has no idea whether or not you have insurance unless you tell him. Your doctor has several ways of helping in such a situation. He usually has a supply of “sample” medications to help you in the short term and can access longer-term free medication for you through the pharmaceutical industry. Not having money to pay for medication is a poor excuse for not taking it.

Remaining compliant to your medication regime is the most powerful road to mood stability.

Some Sources for Assistance include the Following:

Many individuals with bipolar disorder do not have insurance coverage to pay for their prescriptions. There are several kinds of help that could be explored if one finds oneself in this position;

Many individuals with bipolar disorder do not have insurance coverage to pay for their prescriptions. There are several kinds of help that could be explored if one finds oneself in this position;
Ask your doctor. Don't be ashamed to tell him or her that buying the meds is a financial hardship. He may have free samples, or be able to get free samples of the drug you need.


Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs - Free or low-cost medications provided by pharmaceutical companies. NAMI provides a list of 800 numbers to call and ask the drug manufacturer directly what their position is on free meds.


Welcome to

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers have special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need. One problem is that it's often hard to learn about these programs. Our goal is to make this information easily accessible.

Each company has its own program with its special requirements, forms, and procedures. Actually, some companies have different programs for different drugs. There is no central clearinghouse for obtaining information about these programs or the drugs themselves. Some manufacturers will work with patients, others prefer making arrangements with their doctor.

Medications, Companies, and Telephone Numbers
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Lederle Laboratories

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 800/332-2056


Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

clozapine (generic)
IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
800-327-4114 x4344

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals 800/546-0420

Abbott Laboratories

Desyrel (150 & 300 mg pills only) Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 800/332-2056

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Scios, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. 800/797-7737

Haldol, Haldol Decanoate
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Knoll Pharmaceutical Company 800/524-2474

Roche Laboratories, Inc.

Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lederle Laboratories

Ciba Pharmaceuticals

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.


Scios, Inc.

SmithKline Beecham

Prolixin, Prolixin
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co

Eli Lilly and Company

Janssen Pharmaceutical

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Boehringer Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Pfizer Inc.

Scios, Inc.

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Scios, Inc.

Schering Laboratories/Key

Roche Laboratories, Inc.

Glaxo Wellcome Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company
State: AL
Program Name: ALL Kids
Must be 18 years or younger
Must be resident of Alabama
Must have no health insurance or medicaid.
No premium

Website link:
General Information: For information call 888-373-5437

State: AL
Program Name: ALL Kids
Must be 18 years or younger
Must be resident of Alabama
Must have no health insurance or medicaid.
Low cost insurance

Website link:
General Information: For information call 888-373-5438

SenioRx/Wellness Resource Center

The key to healthy aging is living a healthier lifestyle now. SenioRx/Wellness teaches you about healthy eating habits, proper exercise and chronic illness management.

SenioRx/Wellness is for ALL Alabamians age 55 and over that are prone to chronic diseases or have been diagnosed with chronic diseases requiring daily medications. The program aims to help people manage their chronic illnesses earlier and prevent more serious health problems later in life. ADSS is partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health to achieve this goal.

SenioRx/Wellness is also a prescription drug assistance program that helps thousands of Alabamians receive free prescription drugs from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

To qualify for free prescription drugs, you must be at least 55 years of age with chronic medical conditions, have no prescription drug insurance coverage and your income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Social Security disabled individuals of ANY age in the 24 month Medicare waiting period are eligible for medication assistance. For more information on social security disability go to Volunteers and local coordinators help seniors apply for drug assistance programs provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Additional Information on SenioRx/Wellness:
The 2007 Poverty Level at 200% for SenioRx/Wellness
Individual yearly income ----------------@ $20,800.00
Individual monthly income -------------@ $1,733.33
Couple yearly income -------------------@ $28,000.00
Couple monthly income ----------------@ $2,333.33

To find out more, call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-243-5463
FOR WHO EVER MAY NEED............................
Program Name: Alabama AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
Address: Alabama ADAP
Alabama Department for Public Health
RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1400
Montgomery, AL 36104
Toll Free Number: 800-228-0469
Local Number: 334-206-5364
Fax: 888-476-4892
Web Site:
Services: This program helps qualified, low-income and uninsured HIV/AIDS patients pay for FDA-approved HIV/AIDS medications.
Eligibility: Applicants must 1) be infected with HIV, 2) be a resident of Alabama, 3) earn income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level and 4) be ineligible for other medication assistance programs. You may qualify if your private insurance pays for less than 50% of your medications.
Application Requirements: Applicants must submit the following information along with the application: 1) proof of residency, 2) proof of income, 3) proof of no income (if applicable), 4) proof of application to Medicaid, SSI or ADC (if claiming no income), 5) proof of insurance (if applicable). Note that the application requires Western Blot test results, CD4 cell count and most recent viral load count.
How to Apply: Patients may contact their local AIDS service organization or private physician who will help assess eligibility then assist with application. Or, call 800-228-0469 for more information.
Benefits: This program helps pay for medications needed (see website for a list).
Medicaid Waiver for the Elderly and Disabled

The Medicaid Waiver for the Elderly and Disabled (E&D Waiver) Program is designed to provide services to seniors and the disabled whose needs would otherwise require them to live in a nursing home. Our goal is for clients to retain their independence by providing services that allow them to live safely in their own homes and communities they love for as long as it is appropriate.

Case managers work with clients to develop a plan of care based on the clients’ needs and choices. A good care plan is developed only after careful review of a client’s social, recreational, familial, medical, functional, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Individuals in this program have the freedom to choose from a menu of services that will best meet their needs, including: case management, personal care, homemaker, respite, adult day health, companion services and home delivered frozen meals.

Program Highlights

The E & D Waiver program currently serves approximately 4,250 clients each year, all of whom are nursing home eligible under Medicaid.

E & D Waiver costs the state 18 percent of what nursing home placement would cost for the same number of clients. For example, the average monthly cost per client in fiscal year 2004 was:
$3,652 nursing home client
$669 E&D Waiver client

Had the 4,250 E&D Waiver clients been in nursing homes in 2004, it would have cost the state approximately $152 million more than it cost for the same clients to be served by the E&D Waiver program.

To Contact Your Local Area Agency On Aging, Please Call:
1-800-AGELINE (1-800-243-5463)

1 comment:

Rich said...

All the information on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs plus hundreds of other programs is available for free at Each workday over 9,500 people visit our site. We have all the applications on the website.

Our information is ease to access, updated regularly, and free. We gather no information about our users.

You don't have to pay to apply to these programs. Most are easy to apply to and respond quickly.

Rich Sagall, MD
President, Inc.
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931