As a community health center, HealthLinc is able to take part in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. This is a federal program that allows community health centers and other qualified healthcare organizations to purchase medications at discounted rates and pass prescription savings on to patients.

While the 340B program helps community health centers like HealthLinc to provide additional health services, such as dental, optometry and other specialized services, there are also several benefits to patients.

1. You save money on your prescriptions

Prescription medications can be expensive. With the help of 340B, you can get your needed prescriptions, such as insulin and asthma inhalers, at a discounted price. This can help you save money each month to put towards other expenses such as groceries, transportation and more.

2. You can get your prescriptions even if you don’t have insurance

For many without insurance, it is hard to get needed medications because of how expensive they can be. If you do not have insurance but need a prescription, you can speak with your provider about the 340B program and if the medication qualifies for the discounted price.

3. It can help with the cost of medications not covered by insurance

Even if you do have insurance, sometimes your insurance provider only covers part of the cost of the prescription or none of the cost. In this case, you can speak with your provider about using the 340B program instead of your insurance. In many cases, you end up paying much less through the program than you would even if insurance covered part of your prescription cost.

4. It is available to all patients and insurance statuses

The best thing about the 340B program is that all HealthLinc patients can take part. To participate in the program, you simply must be a patient of HealthLinc (or any other qualifying healthcare organization) and have your medication prescribed by a HealthLinc provider. From there, you can either visit one of our HealthLinc Pharmacy locations or a 340B partner pharmacy to get your prescription filled.

For more information on the benefits of the 340B Drug Pricing Program, or for more information on how to participate in the program, speak with your HealthLinc provider or one of our HealthLinc pharmacists.

Post reviewed by: Lynn Thoma, Director of Pharmacy

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