Prescription Drug Discount Programs

NeedyMeds, Inc. provides information about Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) to individuals, healthcare professionals, patient advocates, social service workers and others. NeedyMeds, Inc. also assists with completing applications for PAPs.

PhRMAPhRMA and its member companies launched the Partnership for Prescription Assistance - a directory of all Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) and the prescriptions that are covered. Partnership for Prescription Assistance directs individuals to appropriate PAPs.

RxAssist has a database of Patient Assistance Programs, with up-to-date information on how to access assistance from nearly 100 companies and more than 700 medications.

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides prescription coverage for HIV related medication. ADAP can cover some or all of the cost of prescription drugs. Call the ADAP coordinator in your county to find the enrollment site in your area.

HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDS Project Los Angeles is an excellent resource for information on Services and how they relate to HIV/AIDS.

The AIDS Hotline of California has information on approximately 1,200 organizations that serve people with HIV/AIDS and STDs. The hotline's toll free number is 1-800-367-2437.

HIV L.A. Resource DirectoryHIV LA provides a comprehensive resource directory of service providers for persons living with HIV in Los Angeles County. Listings are categorized by geographic region.

The Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) is an international peer-reviewed medical journal. JAMA has an HIV section that publishes current research, news, prevention facts, updates, references, guidelines, treatment reviews and drug information.

Project InformProject Inform is an advocacy organization that provides information on treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, caregivers, healthcare and service providers. Project Inform advocates for regulatory policies, legislation, funding for HIV research, treatment and an AIDS cure. This website contains information on treatment, women's issues, education and a national hotline.

The California Office of AIDS is responsible for coordinating state programs, services, and activities relating to HIV/AIDS. The Office of AIDS has three Branches:

  1. HIV/AIDS Epidemiology;
  2. HIV Education and Prevention Services; and
  3. HIV Care.

This website contains reports, education and prevention information and an Office of AIDS Directory.

Getting Help with your Benefits

To find an expert who can provide help with your benefits, visit the DB101 Find an Expert page. For questions about work and your Social Security benefits, you can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 / 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).

Community Based Organizations

Various community-based organizations provide staff to work with people concerning a range of options on state, federal, public, and private health and income programs. Counseling about benefits, as a community service, is an emerging field of expertise with different levels of services available. Some organizations may work with specific populations while others work with individuals with any type of disability.

Goodwill Industries services range from personal evaluation and office skills training to career counseling, childcare, and transportation. Some of these centers conduct Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries related to work activity.

Goodwill IndustriesFind locations at www.Goodwill.org, or by calling (voice) 1-800-664-6577.

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers logoThe California Foundation for Independent Living Centers lists centers serving individuals with all disabilities. Many of these centers conduct Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries related to work activity. Most independent living centers can refer callers to local benefit program information if they do not have these services.

Find the list of independent living centers at www.CFILC.org, or by calling (voice) 1-916-325-1690 or (TTY) 1-916-325-1695.

The California Department of Public Health's Office of AIDS lists 1,300 organizations providing HIV/AIDS services throughout California. Some of these organizations offer case management, benefits planning, and benefits counseling services that can include assistance with public and private benefits programs. You can search the list online, or call (voice) 1-800-367-AIDS (2437) or (TTY) 1-888-225-AIDS (2437).

Disability Rights California provides representation for consumers of public programs who are disabled. Website publications include topics on health care, benefit programs, and In-Home Supportive Services.