Faith Chapel's Neighborhood Rx Assistance Program is a new model of faith-based healthcare outreach. It provides a team of trained volunteer health workers who will assist low- to moderate-income, uninsured, non-elderly adults seeking medication.
Documentation - Before a person attends an appointment, they will be instructed to bring the following information:
Proof of age and residency (such as a driver's license, piece of mail, birth certificate, etc)
Proof of all sources of current income (such as a pay stub and/or last years tax forms).
A list of all medication prescribed (or the actual medication bottles), as well as a copy of all prescriptions.
Building a relationship with a doctor is an important step in improving and maintaining one's health. Research shows that people with an ongoing relationship with a doctor (also called a "usual source of care") are healthier than those who have no doctor or those who rely on the emergency room of non-emergency medical needs. If a person already has a relationship with a doctor which they can reasonably afford and who satisfies their needs, they should be encouraged to stay with that doctor and continue that relationship. However, if they lack affordable access a physician, we will need to place them into the long-term care of a doctor.
Good news! In the O'Fallon community, there are several sources for basic medical care outside of an emergency room (also called a "primary care physician"). A visitor may have to arrange transportation to the doctor's office, but they do have options for low-cost and no-cost primacy care doctors.
Please choose one of the offices below, and schedule on behalf of our visitor to establish a relationship with that physician.
"I need to visit a doctor."
SALVATION ARMY O'FALLON
1 William Booth Dr.,
O Fallon, MO 63366-3077
VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE CLINIC
2140 North Fourth Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
CRIDER HEALTH CENTER, INC
1032 Crosswinds Ct.,
Wentzville, MO 63385-4836
OASIS OF LOVE
1420 N. Emmons,
Saint Charles, MO 63301
CRIDER HEALTH CENTER, INC
300 Water St.,
Saint Charles, MO 63301-3480
PEOPLE'S HEALTH CENTERS, INC
7200 Manchester Rd.,
Saint Louis, MO 63143-2403
"I have a prescription that I need filling."
There are several ways to avoid paying retail price for medications. Ideally, a person will be able to get thier script filled through a dependable free source, such as through a patient assistance program (PAP). If a free source is not available, some medications can be purchased through a dependable discounted source, such as through a retail pharmacy discount program or a drug manufacturer's discount program.
Let's start by following the options listed below..
Option 1: Is the medication available through a PAP form? PAP forms are the name of the application form used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to access donated and/or steeply discounted medications. We may be able to secure long-term affordable access to medications by completing the process through this website. If the prescription can not be found by searching the list, please try option 2. Volunteer tip: Be sure to search both the trade and the chemical name for each medication.
Option 2: Is the medication available through a drug manufacturers discount program? RxOutreach is a nonprofit pharmacy discount program offering a reduced retail cost on many pharmaceuticals and healthcare supplies. Many generic pharmaceuticals as well as several diabetic test strips are included in the RxOutreach program.
The Event Code "85100-001" has been assigned by RxOutreach to the O'Fallon, MO Neighborhood Rx Assistance Program site. Please overwrite that Event Code onto all Neighborhood Rx Assistance Program applications completed (found on the lower right corner of the RxOutreach Application Form. The Event Code "85100-001" will allow the Neighborhood Rx Assistance Program to track medication secured by program volunteers.
"I need help with PAP forms."
In 2007, 47 million U.S. residents lacked access to comprehensive healthcare coverage for services such as primary care physician visits, diagnostic services, pharmaceuticals, and specialty care physician access. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, retailers, and others have responded to this crisis through dedicated programs to serve those who cannot afford medications. These programs can be used to obtain hundreds of different medications, many times for free or at a highly reduced cost.
Find out if a medication is covered by a PAP program by following the steps listed below.
Step 1: The first step is to locate the appropriate PAP form through the RxAssist.org website. While there are other locations where PAP forms can be searched, RxAssist.org is updated immediately with new PAP form programs and modifications to existing forms. In the rare event that the RxAssist.org website is down, please follow the same process at RxAssist.org.
Step 2: Enter the patient's demographic, prescription, and income information into the PAP form. When available, it may save time to enter the information through the RxAssist.org form wizard. However, some forms may need to be printed and completed manually. When given the option, always have the medication delivered to the patient directly. If that is not possible, have the medication sent to the prescribing physician. Never have medication delivered to the church, as all such medication will be disposed of and may not be dispensed to a visitor.
After the form is completed and if required, have the patient sign the PAP form.
Step 3: Highlight all fields that the provider will need to complete (signature, provider number, etc.) and attach the appropriate information to the PAP form. A list of required documentation can be found on the PAP form. Typically income, identification, residency, and prescription information are all required.
Step 4: After adding the required documentation copies to the completed PAP form, place the package into an envelope after attaching an explanation letter and a stamped envelope addressed to the manufacturer. Mail each completed package to their respective prescribing physician's office.
Steps 5 and 6: When received via mail, the physician's office will complete the open fields and sign the form.
Step 7: From two to four weeks after application, the medication will arrive. If the medication does not arrive within a month, the patient should contact the manufacturer by phone.
It takes between two and six weeks for medication to be delivered. The patient should make arrangements to secure their medication supply before the PAP form drugs arrive.
If at any time patients have questions about the status of their medication applications, they should contact the manufacturer. It is a good idea to write down for the visitor the name of each medication applied for through a PAP form, manufacturer's name, and phone number.
Many PAP form programs require reapplication at three-month or one-year intervals. For that reason, the patient should either reserve a follow-up visit with a Neighborhood Rx Assistance Program volunteer at the appointment, or call two weeks before their medication runs out in order to re-apply.