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HOPE's Prescription Application Program

HOPE's Prescription Application Program

H.O.P.E.'s Prescription Application Assistance Program (PAAP) was started in 2000 to assist some of the citizens of Cherokee County, in obtaining prescription medications.

Directed at persons on fixed income or SS, SSI, SSDI, the PAAP program provides free medicine through a co-operative effort of HOPE, pharmaceutical companies, doctors and pharmacies. There are no age requirements to participate in the program.

The prescription program in 2012 helped 230 individuals including 26 clients new to the program.

During 2005, HOPE began a new program for persons on Medicare with the advent of Medicare Part D. HOPE staff and volunteers were able to provide eligible Part D recipients with up to three (3) choices of providers. HOPE continues this program each year.

If you think you may qualify for the program, before making an appointment with HOPE, you should have the following items, if they apply to you.

  • Drivers License
  • Social Security Card
  • Supplemental Insurance Card and Health Insurance Card
  • Your last Income Tax Return Form (1040)
  • Current checking and/or saving account statement
  • Verification of any and all income List of medication (bring bottles if possible)
  • Estimate of your monthly cost for prescription drugs
  • Estimate of monthly household expenses (utilities, rent, food, mortgage, etc.)
  • Contact the local Health and Human Services Department to see if you qualify for Medicaid, QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) or SLMB (Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary). Call 903-586-7626 and ask for the DADS Department (Department of Aged and Disabled Services).
  • A determination letter from DHS is mandatory

Medicare Part D Services

All persons who become eligible for Medicare Part D after December 2009 should choose a plan no later than December 31st of each year. Medicare clients on HOPE's Prescription Assistance Program will be assisted in choosing a Medicare Part D plan for continued drug coverage beginning January of the following year.

HOPE provides help to all Medicare persons who have not chosen a Medicare Part D Prescription Plan. HOPE will NOT choose a plan for you. HOPE will provide you with up to three (3) plans so you can decide which company you want to use for your Part D coverage. A $5.00 donation will be appreciated to help cover HOPE's cost for providing this service.

Representatives of the ETCOG Area Agency on Aging come in November and return again in December to assist persons requesting assistance in obtaining a Medicare Part D plan or choosing another plan. You must have an appointment, call 903-586-7781 for an appointment.

Call HOPE, 903-586-7781, to make an appointment for Medicare Part D. You should bring your Medicare card, a list of your prescriptions (bring your medicines if you can) and the name of the pharmacy that you prefer to use when you come to HOPE.

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