Patients without prescription coverage are asked to pay a $10 administrative fee for each prescription. Patients will not be asked to pay more than $40 at any single visit, no matter how many prescriptions they receive. If a patient is unable to afford the fee, a Financial Counselor is available to discuss payment options.
Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance provided by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. As of January 1, 2006, new Medicare prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare. This drug coverage may help lower prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.
The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program is a New York State-sponsored prescription plan for senior citizens who need help paying for their prescriptions. Eligibility is based on income. Seniors who receive full Medicaid benefits are not eligible for EPIC benefits. Seniors with other prescription coverage can join EPIC to pay for drug costs not covered by the other plan.