Reduced Cost Prescription Drugs


Good Rx
www.goodrx.com is a website that helps compare prices of all FDA-approved prescription drugs at virtually every pharmacy. This website will tell you if the medication is on any $4 or $5 dollar list. The website also contains coupons, discounts and other saving tips all in one place.

NeedyMeds (needymeds.org)
An online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. Information includes:

  • List of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) (+ list of organizations that help patients fill out the applications for PAPs)
  • Medication coupons, drug discount cards, lists of free or reduced cost clinics/pharmacies
  • List of disease-based assistance programs

Through NeedyMeds' discount drug program page, you can search all $4-10 generic drug lists in your area.

If you would prefer searching a specific $4 generic medication program here are some of the common locations for $4 prescriptions:

  • Walmart: $4 30-day supply, $10 90-day supply
  • Target: $4 30-day supply, $10 90-day supply
  • Kroger: $4 30-day supply, $10 90-day supply
  • Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy: $4 30-day supply, $10 90-day supply
  • HEB: 30 Day Supply at $4, $8, or $12 and 90 Day Supply at $10, $20, or $30 
  • Walgreens: Spend $20/year (or $35/year for families) and receive discounts on >8,000 generic and brand name drugs, immunizations 
  • CVS: Spend $15 per person per year and receive 90-day supply of over 400 generic medications for $11.99

Texas 2-1-1
List of Free or Discount Prescription Drug Programs

RxAssist (rxassist.org)
Search the database for generic or brand name drugs to find current application forms and information on patient assistance programs.

  • List of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs)
  • Prescription discount card available

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (pparx.org)
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or reduced-cost and offers single access point to more than 475 public and private programs including biopharmaceutical companies

  • List of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs)
  • List of free or low-cost clinics based on location
  • Diabetes programs and supplies
  • List of discount drug card programs

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (uhccf.org)
Helps pay for prescription drugs for children with private insurance but high/unaffordable co-pays.

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card
Coordinated by United Way with purpose of reducing cost of prescriptions

  • Free service, no application necessary
  • It is not form of insurance, and no conflict with other insurances

Call 866-810-3784 for more information or go to the website 

Gulf Coast Community Services Association

  • Provides prescription gift card to clients to assist with current medications only, two prescription cards per year and two prescription cards per family
  • Qualifications: must reside in Harris County or neighboring counties, meet federal poverty income guidelines, and have active prescription for medical concern
  • Submit form online for more information

Rx Outreach (rxoutreach.org)
Non-profit patient assistance program (PAP) that provides affordable prescription medication and over 500 different medications through a mail-order pharmacy. Qualify based on income, but may use regardless of age or if using another discount medicine program or PAP 

National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription Drug Discount Card Program
Created for uninsured and underinsured residents nationwide

  • Free service where the entire family can be covered by the program, everyone is eligible
  • It is not a form of insurance, and no conflict with Medicare or other private insurance

Call 1-877-321-2652 for more information or go to the website