State Contacts

State Pharmacy Assistance Programs

Medicare's list of State Insurance Departments (SIDs)
A list of links to the State Insurance Department Web sites that contain information about Medigap (Medicare supplemental insurance) plans sold in the state.

State Health Insurance Programs (SHIPs)
Personalized health insurance counseling by state. The State Health Insurance Programs (SHIPs) offer free, personalized health insurance counseling. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for state contact information. State contact information can also be found in the handbook or at www.medicare.gov/Contacts/static/allstatecontacts.asp.

Alabama
State-Sponsored Program: Senior Rx
Program Contact Information:
800-243-5463
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

Alaska
State-Sponsored Program: Senior Care Rx
Program Contact Information:
907-269-3680
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

Arizona
State-Sponsored Program: CoppeRxCard Discount Card
Program Contact Information:
888-227-8315
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries apply for the CoppeRxCard and a Medicare discount card.

Arkansas
State-Sponsored Program: Arkansas Health Care Access Foundation, Inc.
Program Contact Information:
501-221-3033
Available only to residents ineligible for Medicare and Medicare and that meet federal poverty guidelines.

California
State-Sponsored Program: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Program Contact Information:
800-434-0222

Colorado
No Program information found for this state

Connecticut
State-Sponsored Program: ConnPACE
Program Contact Information:
800-423-5026
State Pharmacy Assistance Program participants are sent filled-out forms that they must sign. They must also select their card from a list of state-authorized card sponsors. If they fail to do so within a specified period, the state will automatically enroll them in the program the state deems most appropriate. If eligible beneficiaries refuse auto enrollment into a Medicare discount card, they may not participate in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program. Discount Card Administrator: Beneficiaries allowed to pick among several state-authorized card sponsors

Delaware
State-Sponsored Program: Nemours Health Clinic Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (Private state-wide initiative)
Program Contact Information:
800-252-0040
Participants in the Nemours Health Clinic Pharmaceutical Assistance Program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance.

State-Sponsored Program: Delaware Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
Program Contact Information:
302-255-9500
800-372-2022
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

District of Columbia
State-Sponsored Program: DC Office on Aging and DC Aging and Disability Resource Center
Program Contact Information:
202-724-5626
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

Florida
State-Sponsored Program: Silver SaveRx
Program Contact Information:
888-419-3456
Participants in the Silver SaveRx program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance.

Georgia
Georgia Partnership for Caring Foundation, Inc.
Program Contact Information:
678-578-2920 (Atlanta)
800-982-4723 (if outside metro Atlanta calling area)
Must be ineligible for any public health coverage programs (including Medicare or Medicaid) and not have any other private insurance.  The total income for the applicant's family must be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.

Hawaii
State-Sponsored Program: Hawaii Rx Plus Discount Program
Program Contact Information:
808-692-7999 (Oahu residents)
866-878-9769 (Neighbor Island residents)
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the Hawaii Rx Plus Discount Program and a Medicare discount card.

Idaho
No Program information found for this state

Illinois
State-Sponsored Program: Senior Care
Program Contact Information:
800-226-0768
Participants in the Senior Care program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance.

Indiana
State-Sponsored Program: Hoosier Rx
Program Contact Information:
866-267-4679
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

Iowa
No Program information found for this state

Kansas
State-Sponsored Program: Kansas Senior Pharmaceutical Assistance Program—Dept. of Aging
Program Contact Information:
785-296-4986
800-432-3535 (Not accessible in all calling areas)
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card.

Kentucky
No Program information found for this state

Louisiana
No Program information found for this state

Maine
State-Sponsored Program: Maine Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled Program
Program Contact Information:
866-796-2463
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into the MaineRx Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Card administered by the state under the name MaineRx

Maryland
State-Sponsored Program: Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program
Program Contact Information:
800-551-5995
Participants in the Maryland Pharmaceutical Assistance Program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance.

Massachusetts
State-Sponsored Program: Prescription Advantage Program
Program Contact Information:
800-243-4636
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into the Prescription Advantage Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Advance PCS Health

Michigan
State-Sponsored Program: Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Program Contact Information:
888-477-2669

State-Sponsored Program: MiRx
Program Contact Information:
866-755-6479

Minnesota
State-Sponsored Program: Minnesota Health Care Program
Program Contact Information:
651-297-3862
800-657-3672
Minnesota residents who do not have access to affordable health insurance.

Mississippi
No Program information found for this state

Missouri
State-Sponsored Program: Missouri Senior Rx Program
Program Contact Information:
800-375-1406
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card. However, Medicare transitional assistance does not count toward the State Pharmacy Assistance Program's $500 deductible. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

Montana
Big Sky Rx Program
Program Contact Information:
866-369-1233
Provides premium assistance for people enrolled in a Medicare approved prescription drug plan.

Montana PharmAssist Program
Program Contact Information:
866-913-2323 (Toll Free in MT)
406-444-0440 (Helena/Out-of-State)
For all Montana citizens that will benefit from a no cost in depth consultation with licensed and credentialed participating pharmacists. The PharmAssist program is open to allMontana citizens, regardless of age or income.

Nebraska
No Program information found for this state

Nevada
State-Sponsored Program: Senior Rx Prescription Assistance Program
Program Contact Information:
866-303-6323
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

New Hampshire
State-Sponsored Program: Prescription Drug Senior Discount Program
Program Contact Information:
800-351-1888
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the State Pharmacy Assistance Program and a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

New Jersey
State-Sponsored Program: Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program
Program Contact Information:
800-792-9745
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Medco

New Mexico
State-Sponsored Program: New Mexico SenioRx Program
Program Contact Information:
866-244-0882

New York
State-Sponsored Program: EPIC
Program Contact Information:
800-332-3742
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: First Health

North Carolina
No Program information found for this state

North Dakota
No Program information found for this state

Ohio
State-Sponsored Program: Golden Buckeye Program
Program Contact Information:
614-466-5500
800-266-4346 (toll-free)
State officials are sending eligible beneficiaries enrollment forms with all information filled out. Enrollees must sign the form to begin enrollment. The program's Medicare discount card includes concurrent enrollment in nine drug manufacturer wrap-around programs. Discount Card Administrator: Computer Sciences Corporation

Oklahoma
No Program information found for this state

Oregon
State-Sponsored Program: Oregon Prescription Drug Program
Program Contact Information:
503-373-1603
888-411-6737

Pennsylvania
State-Sponsored Program: PACENET
Program Contact Information:
800-225-7223
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: First Health

State-Sponsored Program: PACE
Program Contact Information:
800-225-7223
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: First Health

Rhode Island
State-Sponsored Program: Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly Program
Program Contact Information:
401-222-2880
State offers its own Medicare discount card. Eligible beneficiaries are automatically enrolled into a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Scripts Solutions, LLC

South Carolina
State-Sponsored Program: Gap Assistance Pharmacy Program for Seniors (GAPS)
Program Contact Information:
888-549-0820

South Dakota
No Program information found for this state

Tennessee
No Program information found for this state

Texas
No Program information found for this state

Utah
No Program information found for this state

Vermont
State-Sponsored Program: VSCRIPT
Program Contact Information:
802-879-5900
Participants in VSCRIPT are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

State-Sponsored Program: VSCRIPT Expanded
Program Contact Information:
802-879-5900
Participants in VSCRIPT Expanded are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

State-Sponsored Program: Vermont Health Access Program
Program Contact Information:
802-879-5900
Participants in the Vermont Health Access Program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

Virginia
No Program information found for this state

Washington
State-Sponsored Program: Washington Prescription Drug Program
Program Contact Information:
800-913-4146  (ODS Customer Service)
Open to all Washington State residents who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage, or whose insurance does not cover all their prescription drug needs. There are no other eligibility requirements or fees required for membership in the WPDP.

West Virginia
State-Sponsored Program: Golden Mountaineer Discount Card Program
Program Contact Information:
304-558-3317
State officials recommend that eligible beneficiaries enroll in the Golden Mountaineer Discount Card Program and a Medicare discount card. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

Wisconsin
State-Sponsored Program: Wisconsin Senior Care Program
Program Contact Information:
800-657-2038
Participants in the Wisconsin Senior Care program are not eligible for Medicare transitional assistance. Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable

Wyoming
State-Sponsored Program: EqualityCare
Program Contact Information:
307-777-7531

The State Pharmacy Assistance Program requires that beneficiaries eligible for transitional Medicare assistance enroll in a Medicare discount card Discount Card Administrator: Not applicable