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:
Social Services Director
Cornwall Town Hall, 26 Pine Street, P.O. Box 97, Cornwall, CT 06753
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
Phone: (860) 824-9855
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
Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director
Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757
Phone: (860) 927-1586
Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 592, Norfolk, CT 06058
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
Phone: (860) 824-3133 X110
Patrice McGrath, Social Services Director
30A Salmon Kill Road, P.O. Box 379, Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: (860) 435-5187
Ella Clark, Social Services Agent/Municipal Agent
Sharon Town Hall, 63 Main Street, P.O. Box 385, Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: (860) 364-1003
Fax: (860) 492-7026
Missy Woodward, Social Services Director
Warren Town Hall, 50 Cemetery Road, Warren, CT 06754
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
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