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CFCCC Resource Guide

PHARMACIES & Medical Supplies


(Note:  Check out your local neighborhood pharmacy; some still deliver.)


AARP Member Choice Program
Discounts on brand & generic drugs. For AARP members, no income restrictions.
Call the program at (800) 439-4457, or check out the program's website at




Therapy Supplies, rehabilitation products.

S & S Worldwide

Ph: 800-288-9941



The Ark


Maintains food pantry, homeless residences, medical and legal clinics, dental and eye clinics, pharmacy, crisis intervention, counseling services, emergency financial aid, programs for seniors & thrift shops.


6450 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60645-5257

Ph: 773-973-1000

Fax: 773-973-4362

Email: ark < at >






Hygenic health products,


Performance Health, Inc.

1017 Boyd Road

Export, PA 15632-8997

Ph: 724-733-9500, 800-246-3733

Fax: 724-733-4266

E-mail: web < at >



CCS Medical

Products made specifically to assist people with physical challenges and assist in making everyday living easier.


14255 49th Street North, Suite 301
Clearwater, FL 33762

Ph: 800-993-4223



Citizens Health Card
Get varying discounts on all drugs. 15-25% on brand names, 50% on generics.
Cost to join: $12 per year for individuals, $28 per year for families

Contact Citizens Energy Corp. 800-563-5479), or check out the program's website at


Community Pharmacy

341 State St.

Madison, WI  53703-2057


Herbal and homeopathic remedies


The Cost Containment Research Institute


Free & Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.  Contains alphabetical listing of drugs and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  For help obtaining free drugs for a service fee submit a specific request to:


Indigent Patient Services

440 13th Avenue N

St. Petersburg, FL 33701-1126





Call (888) 607-4287 or email customercare < at >


Damer & Cartwright


104 S. Michigan Ave.,  Suite 619

Chicago, IL  60603


fax:  312-332-6141

No delivery charge.  Same day delivery within city limits; overnight for Greater Chicago area.


Discounted Drugs from Health Care Clinics and Local Providers
The federal 340B Drug Pricing Program provides access to reduced price prescription drugs to over 12,404 health care facilities certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as "covered entities". These clinics, centers and hospitals in turn serve more than 10 million people in all 50 states, plus commonwealths and territories. For background information on this program, go to


Extra Help Program, Medicare

Apply Online for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs


Family Caregivers Guide (publication), Joan Ellen Foyder, 1987, Cincinnati, OH: The Futuro Company.  Provides information on using medical supplies and equipment in the home, aids for easier or independent living, and outside resources in the home.  Offers tips on efficient management of home care, how to get started with a home health care agency, and how to pay for home health care.


Available on and other websites.


Free Medicine

Prescription Assistance is Available to Households with Incomes as High as $80,000.  Criteria for acceptance determined by income and pharmacy availability.

An application can be downloaded online, or requested through mailing address: P. O. Box 125, Doniphan, Mo. Postal Code 63935-0125, or by calling 1-573-996-3333 Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm CST, excluding holidays.



Generic Medicine Program

 $10 fee, refunded if you do not qualify, to find a drug company that offers your prescription free.  To qualify, you must have no insurance, not qualify for Medicaid, and show financial hardship. is another information source for people without insurance, or can't afford their medicine, and want to learn about patient assistance programs.


\P. O. Box 125
Doniphan, Mo. 63935-0125

Ph: 573-996-7300



Glaxco Welcome Customer Response


M-F 8:30-4:30 Eastern Standard.


Golden Retriever Reacher


Allows you to reach items and objects around the house.

Available at:

Remin Laboratories  800-423-9328

Email: info < at >





Assistive devices for hard of hearing and deafness, mobility, speech and vision.


8160 S. Madison St.

Burr Ridge, IL  60527

Ph: 800-288-8303 (Voice), 800-536-8890 (TTY)

Fax: 888-654-9219



Ivan T. Matthei Pharmacy

111 N. Wabash, Room 712

Chicago, IL  60602


(Be sure to specify glass bottles).


Koeber’s Medical Supplies

8337 North Skokie Boulevard

Skokie, IL 60077-2547

Ph: 847-677-6755


Lilly Medicare Answers Program

Will answer questions regarding prescription drug coverage



Lincoln Medical Pharmacy

John O'Dwyer Jr.

157 S. Lincoln Ave.

Aurora, IL  60505


fax:  630-892-7787


Compounding pharmacist.


LS&S Group


Specializing in products for the blind, visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing.


1808-G Janke Dr.

Northbrook, IL 60062

Ph: 800-468-4789, Toll-Free TTY: 866-317-8533

Fax: 877-498-1482

Email: info < at >



Medical Alert IDs:


Philips Lifeline Services
Telephone: (800) 451-0525


MedicAlert Foundation International

An identification bracelet that alerts a medical team to your specific health condition in an emergency and notifies your family.


$39.95 for first year enrollment fee includes bracelet, medical information processing, and setting up your account. $25.00 for second year and each year afterward pays for updating medical information.


2323 Colorado Ave.

Turloc, CA  95382

888-633-4298  24 hours, 7 days a week


Merck Patient Assistance Program

Supplies you with a prescription if not provided by any other source and your income is low.



Miracle on Wheels


Makes available to qualified seniors, at no deposit and usually no cost, electric wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens (65 and up)as well as  

to the permanently disabled of any age.


Ph: 800-749-8778

& 800-400-4210

Email: mow < at >



MOMS: Mail Order Medical Supply

Home healthcare supplies.


PO Box 922

Santa Clarita, CA  91380-9022

Ph: 800-232-7443

Email: customercare < at >



National Discount Drug Card Program

Pharmacy card program that enables purchasers to save up to 75% on the cost of prescription drugs.
For more details or to apply: Contact Prescription Benefits at 800-377-1614, or check out the program's website at


Novartis Pharmaceuticals Patient Assistance Program

Providing access to our medications for those most in need.



Partnership for Prescription Assistance



Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs

Lists company programs that provide drugs to physicians whose patients could not otherwise afford them. The programs are listed alphabetically by company.


1100 Fifteenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005
Ph: 202-835-3400



Reliable Medical Supply

4915 Oakton

Skokie, IL 60077-2903

Ph: 847-679-4509


S&S Worldwide


Products for Quality Living including motorized scooters, chair lifts, and half steps to put on stairs for shorter step distance, playing card holders, pick-up tongs, special angled eating utensils, braces…

PO Box 513
75 Mill Street
Colchester, CT 06415

Ph: 800-937-3482, 800-243-9232, 800-288-9941

Fax: 800-566-6678

Email: service < at >



Santa Monica Homeopathic Co.


629 Broadway

Santa Monica, CA  90401


fax:  310-395-7861




Products that make life easier, also some helpful hints

Phone:  877-718-7901



Total Home Health, Inc.


Offers power equipment such as wheel chairs and stairway lifts.

780 S. McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
Ph: 847-551-1162, 847-931-9300



Wellness Health & Pharmacy

3401 Independence Drive, Suite 231

Birmingham, AL  35201


Compounding pharmacy


Women's International Pharmacy

5708 Monona Drive

Madison, WI  53716-3152





Prescription Insurance from Reader’s Digest and Merck-Medco: Guarantees low prices, registered pharmacists on call 24 hours a day, membership fee refundable within 90 days of enrollment.



Reader’s Digest


PO Box 25895

Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9680

Ph: 877-733-6765



Order your prescriptions, ask questions regarding your medications, schedule a pickup or have your prescriptions mailed using your computer.




Walgreen Home Medical Center

3606 Dempster

Skokie, IL 60076

Ph: 847-676-7770


Walgreen's Touch Tone Refills


Toll-free, day or evening:  800-WALGREENS (800-925-4733)


Major online pharmacies where you can purchase anything from prescription medication to aromatherapy products


Online prescription and refill service where you can research prescription medications before purchasing


Information on drugs:


Free Prescription Medicine


Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association:

Contact your doctor for assistance.  Low-income individuals qualify but your doctor must be willing to do the paperwork.


Ciba-Geigy Disaster Assistance Policy:

To receive free replacement drugs or credit, send required information or call.

Gail Sulla, Trade Relations, Ciba-Geigy Corp., Pharmaceuticals Divisions,

556 Morris Ave.,

Summit, NJ 07901