A new statewide discount prescription assistance program, called Hawaii Rx Card, is now available. Administered by United Networks of America, the Hawaii Rx Card is free to all residents and will provide savings of up to 80% on both brand and generic medications (average savings are estimated to be roughly 30%). Hawaii Rx Card is accepted at most pharmacies across the state (68,000 pharmacies nationwide).
The Hawaii Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured residents of Hawaii afford their prescription medications. However, those who have prescription coverage can use this program for medications not covered by their health plan. Additionally, the program can also be used by those people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits.
Anyone interested in obtaining a free card can visit www.hawaiirxcard.com.
AlohaMeds is the local chapter of the nationwide program Partnership for Prescription Assistance. If your patients need help paying for their medications there are two ways to see if they qualify through the AlohaMeds website alohameds.org or they can call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669). In both cases patients need to know the medicines they are taking before they begin.
For more information about the Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program, visit Partnership for Prescription Assistance for Hawaii or contact HMA, (808) 536-7702.