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Psychiatric medications are an important part of treatment for many people who live with a mental illness. They can improve symptoms and help promote recovery and wellness, but the price for medication can often be an obstacle. Luckily, there are some options you have for reducing the price of your medication.
Health insurance can help protect you from high medical costs. Health insurance provided through work, through a family member or privately purchased, may offer discounts on mental health medication. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that your health plan cover mental health equally to other treatments—this is called mental health parity.
The ACA also puts into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that provide more choices, improve quality, lower costs and hold insurance companies more accountable. The act is designed to help you find health insurance that is affordable and offers comprehensive coverage, from doctors to medications to hospitalizations.
If you don’t have insurance, the first thing you should is speak with your doctor if you are having trouble affording your medication. They may be able to provide you with free samples for a period of time. It may also be possible to switch to a less expensive brand-name medication or the generic form of your medication.
If you take the brand name version of a medication, the pharmaceutical company that makes that drug may offer payment assistance.
Patient Assistance Foundation
Assist Savings Program
Aristada Care Support
Help at Hand Patient Assistance Program
Clozaril (brand name)
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation
Activis Pharma, Inc. Patient Assistance Program
Fetzima Savings Program
Patient Assistance Now
Geodon Co-Pay Card
Shire Cares Patient Services
GSK For You
Get Savings & Support
Fluoxetine Product Website
Saphris Savings Program
Prescription Savings Program
Strattera Savings Card
Activis Pharma Inc. Patient Assistance Program
Wellbutrin Savings Card