Maine Assistance Programs

MaineCare

Website:

www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/

MaineCare

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Children and teens age 18 and pregnant women with gross monthly family income that meets specific income guidelines may qualify for this program. Assets are not counted. Parents living with their children and teens age 18 and under with monthly family income at or below specific income guidelines, and with certain assets of $2000 or less may qualify as well.

Phone Number:

(877) 543-7669

Program Description:

MaineCare is a health insurance program run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Maine Rx Card

Website:

www.mainerxcard.com

Maine Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of Maine.

Phone Number:

(800) 931-5042

Program Description:

The Maine Rx Card is a FREE prescription assistance program that is available to all residents of the state of Maine. The Maine Rx Card program was launched in 2011 to help the uninsured and underinsured afford their prescription medications. The program offers savings of up to 75% on prescription medications and is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide. Those with insurance can also use the program for medications not covered through their pharmacy benefits.

The Maine Rx Card is now working with the Maine Medical Association to help create awareness for the free program. The card is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide including; CVS/Pharmacy, Walgreens, Walmart, Winn Dixie and Target, among many others.

The Maine Rx Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Residents of Maine can obtain a pre-activated free Rx card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.mainerxcard.com.

Maine State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Website:

www1.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/community-support/ship.html

Maine State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Medicare beneficiaries in Maine.

Phone Number:

(877) 353-3771

Maine Rx Plus

Website:

maine.gov/dhhs/mainerxplusapplication.pdf

Maine Rx Plus

Cost:

The price you pay will vary with each prescription and whether you are enrolled in the Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly or Disabled, or Maine Rx Plus.

Eligibility Requirements:

You need to be age 62 or older, or at least age 19 and disabled

Phone Number:

(866) 796-2463

Program Description:

You get an 80% discount on all prescriptions once you pay more than $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses when you use your Maine Rx Plus card.The $1,000 applies to only some drugs. It is counted between August 1 and the following July 31.

Maine AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Website:

www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/hiv-std/contacts/adap.shtml

Maine AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

YOU MUST BE HIV POSITIVE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. - income must be at or below 300% of the current Federal Poverty Level - must be ineligible for MainCare - must be HIV+ and confirmed by physician's letter Recertification required every 6-months.

Phone Number:

(800) 851-2437