New Hampshire Assistance Programs

New Hampshire Medicaid

Website:

www.dhhs.state.nh.us/ombp/medicaid

New Hampshire Medicaid

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

There are three types of eligibility requirements: general, financial and medical. Determinations of a person's eligibility for Medicaid services are made by several different units within DHHS.

Phone Number:

(603) 271-4344

New Hampshire Rx Card

Website:

www.nhrxcard.com

New Hampshire Rx Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

The program is open to all residents of the state of New Hampshire.

Phone Number:

(800) 931-5042

Program Description:

New Hampshire Rx Card is the state's FREE prescription assistance program. In October 2009, the program was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured citizens of New Hampshire afford their prescription medications. The NH Rx Card provides free drug cards to all New Hampshire residents and offers savings of up to 75% on prescriptions at participating pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations, and there are no applications to fill out. There are currently more than 56,000 pharmacy locations across the country participating in the program. Those with insurance can also use the program for medications not covered through their pharmacy benefits.

The New Hampshire Rx Card is now working with the New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) and the Business and Industry Association (New Hampshire's Statewide Chamber of Commerce) to create awareness for the program. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any Shaw's Osco Pharmacy in New Hampshire and mention the New Hampshire Rx Card to the pharmacist.

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

New Hampshire Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Website:

www.nhhealthykids.com/

New Hampshire Children

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Your child or teen may be able to enroll in the CHIP component of New Hampshire Medicaid if he/she is:
Under the age of 19 or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19
A U.S. citizen
A refugee, in the U.S. for at least five years
Your family income and size will determine if your child qualifies for coverage and if you are required to make monthly premium payments.

Phone Number:

(877) 464-2447

Program Description:

CHIP is a health insurance program for uninsured children of low-income families who do not have access to affordable health insurance.

New Hampshire Medication Bridge Program

Website:

www.healthynh.com/index.php/medication-bridge.html

New Hampshire Medication Bridge Program

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Every major pharmaceutical company has a Patient Assistance Program that offers many of its medications free or at a reduced cost to eligible individuals. Eligibility requirements include:The patient must be a U.S. resident. The patient must not be eligible for any other type of prescription coverage for that particular medication, including Medicaid, VA, private insurance, etc. Household income generally must be less than 200% of poverty level, though this varies by company. Only long-term medications are covered.

Phone Number:

(603) 225-0900

Program Description:

An initiative to help low-income persons access needed medications from pharmaceutical companies.

NH ServiceLink Resource Center

Website:

www.servicelink.nh.gov/

NH ServiceLink Resource Center

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

ServiceLink is available to New Hampshire residents' age 60 and older, adults 18 and older living with a disability or chronic illness, their caregivers, and anyone interested in long-term care planning.

Phone Number:

(866) 634-9412