Prescription Assistance Fund

Welcome to the Foundation for Community Health Prescription Assistance Fund.  This program helps to pay for prescriptions, premiums for prescription drug insurance, and/or prescription co-pays. 

In order to be eligible for this program, an individual must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.  Once approved, the individual will be covered initially for three months.  During that period:

  • If the individual is 65 or older and eligible for State Aid (e.g. EPIC in NY), they must apply for this aid within those first 3 months, otherwise they will no longer be eligible for this program.
  • If the individual is turning 65 this year, they must apply for Medicare Part D.  The individual can apply three months before or three months after the month of their birthday.  If the individual is already 65, they will be covered for the rest of the year, but they must apply for Medicare Part D during the open enrollment period in order to have coverage in the following year.
  • If the individual is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, they must apply for Medicaid and receive either a denial or proof of an impossible spend-down (the amount of money they are required to pay before they receive aid) in order to remain eligible for this program.

The Foundation offers this program by working with the following agencies:  Northwest Hills Council of Governments in conjunction with its respective towns’ selectmen and social workers, Dutchess County Community Action Agency, and Columbia County Healthcare Consortium.

If you know someone who may benefit from this program, please see below for contact information.

Connecticut – alphabetized by town:

  • Cornwall:
    Jane Muir Sellery, Social Services Director
    Cornwall Town Hall, 26 Pine Street, P.O. Box 97, Cornwall, CT  06753
    cornwallsocialservices@gmail.com
    Phone: (860)672-2603
  • Falls Village/Canaan:
    Theresa Snyder Graney, Social Services Director/Municipal Agent
    Canaan Town Hall, 108 Main Street, P.O. Box 47, Falls Village, CT  06031
    fallsvillagess@comcast.net
    Phone: (860)824-9855
  • Goshen:
    Virginia Perry, First Selectman’s Admin. Asst.
    Goshen Town Hall, 42A North Street, Goshen, CT   06756
    Phone: (860)491-2308 X228
    Fax: (860)491-6028
  • Kent:
    Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director
    Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT  06757
    socialservices@townofkentct.org
    Phone: (860)927-1586
  • Norfolk:
    Susan Dyer, First Selectman
    Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 592, Norfolk, CT  06058
    townnorfolk@snet.net
    Phone: (860)542-5829 
    Fax: (860)542-5876
  • North Canaan:
    BJ Christinat, Social Services Director
    North Canaan Town Hall, 100 Pease Street, #8, North Canaan, CT  06018
    socialservice@northcanaan.org
    Phone: (860)824-3133 X110
  • Salisbury:
    Patrice McGrath, Social Services Director
    30A Salmon Kill Road, P.O. Box 379, Salisbury, CT  06068
    pmcgrath@salisburyct.us
    Phone: (860)435-5187
  • Sharon:
    Ella Clark, Social Services Agent/Municipal Agent
    Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main Street, P.O. Box 385, Sharon, CT  06069
    ellaclark@sharon-ct.org
    Phone: (860)364-1003
    Fax: (860)492-7026
  • Warren:
    Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director
    Warren Town Hall, 50 Cemetery Road, Warren, CT 06754
    socialservices@warrenct.org
    Phone: (860)868-7881 X114  

New York – alphabetized by county:

  • Columbia County:
    Lynda Scheer, Consumer Assistance Program Coordinator
    Columbia County Healthcare Consortium, 325 Columbia Street, Suite #200, Hudson, NY  12534
    lynda@columbiahealthnet.org
    Phone: (518)822-8820 X328
  • Dutchess County:
    Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County, 77 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
    Phone: (845)452-5104 X152
    Fax: (800)872-3165

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