Ohio Assistance Programs

Ohio Drug Card

Website:

ohiodrugcard.com

Ohio Drug Card

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Phone Number:

(513) 257-0517

Program Description:

Ohio Drug Card is the statewide prescription assistance program designed to save you from throwing away ridiculous amounts of money on the medications you need to stay healthy. It is a free program available to all Ohio residents.

The program was launched in May 2008 to help the uninsured and underinsured on their prescription costs. Residents with insurance can also keep more money in their pocket by using the program to discount non-covered medications.

Create and print your free pre-activated card by visiting the program site at www.ohiodrugcard.com. Print out as many cards as you need to give to friends and family members. On the site you can also locate participating pharmacies and search drug pricing.

The card will provide you with prescription medication savings of up to 75% at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Kmart, CVS/pharmacy, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Marc's, Walgreens, Meijer, Pamida, Target, and many more.

The cost of health care is soaring, which is why the Ohio Drug Card is the easy solution to the crippling cost of prescription medications.

Healthy Families

Website:

medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/Programs/ChildrenFamiliesandWomen.aspx

Healthy Families

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for Medicaid, a person must meet basic requirements: be a U.S. citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements; be an Ohio resident; have or get a social security number; and meet certain financial requirements.

Phone Number:

(800) 324-8680

Program Description:

Healthy Families is a Medicaid program available to families with income up to 90% of the federal poverty level. (Families must include a child younger than age 19).

SCHIP

Website:

medicaid.ohio.gov/RESOURCES/ReportsandResearch/SCHIP.aspx

SCHIP

Cost:

free or at a reduced cost

Eligibility Requirements:

Available to children up to age 19 and pregnant women. Applicants must reapply for coverage every 12 months because income changes may affect eligibility status.

Phone Number:

(800) 324-8680

Program Description:

Healthy Start (also called SCHIP) is a Medicaid program available to children (younger than age 19) in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level and pregnant women in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Ohio's Best Rx

Website:

ohiobestrx.org/en/index.aspx

Ohio

Cost:

No cost.

Eligibility Requirements:

Ohio residents who have no prescription drug insurance coverage and are age 60 or over; or under age 60 with no prescription drug insurance and income under 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (that would be $2600 per month for a single person or $3500 for a couple).

Phone Number:

(866) 923-7879

Program Description:

Ohio's "Best Rx" is a prescription drug discount card program designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without drug insurance coverage who are either aged 60 and over or any age with incomes less than 300% of the federal poverty level. The program started January 11, 2005. You can have both Ohio's Best Rx and other discount cards; however, only one card can be used for any one prescription.