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Every day more and more Americans are struggling to cover their medication costs, leading to the difficult choice of paying for food or prescriptions. Uninsured Americans face the most difficulty, often looking at extremely high medical bills and expenses they must cover on their own. NeedyMeds is here to help. NeedyMeds, a national non-profit, connects people to healthcare savings resources – free and anonymously – that will help them afford their healthcare expenses. NeedyMeds does this through a website ( and the helpline (1-800-503-6897). 

The most popular healthcare cost savings programs offered are: 

  • The NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card may offer a discount of up to 80% on medications, over-the-counter drugs, and medical supplies written as prescriptions. The drug discount card can also help users save 40% on durable medical equipment. Accepted at more than 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, the drug discount card is available to everyone, regardless of income level or insurance status, with no registration and requiring no personal information.  
  • Prescription Assistance Programs that provide the most savings for brand name prescription medications.  
  • $4 Generic Discount Drug Program which is a great resource for finding generic medications for a discounted price.
  • Free/low-cost or sliding scale database for convenient and affordable locations for medical, dental, mental health or substance addiction clinics. 
  • Coupons & Rebates section which offers discounted over-the-counter drugs, prescription medicines and medical supplies.
  • Diagnosis Based Assistance database where you can find private or government-funded programs offering help for costs associated with specific diagnoses. 
  • Medical Transportation category which lists programs for assistance with medical transportation services or travel expenses.
  • Camps, retreats, recreational programs and educational scholarships for people of all ages living with specific diagnoses.
  • Government Programs which lists government funded healthcare programs – and other helpful resources – in your state.

For more information, visit or call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-503-6897