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Prescription Assistance Program

Do you or someone you care for need prescription medications, but find it difficult to pay for them? The Lorain County Prescription Assistance program can help!

  • Available to Lorain County residents
  • Medications at low or no cost to those in financial need
  • For those who have no or limited medication insurance coverage

To apply for the Prescription Assistance Program, please complete and request that your provider fax the prescription assistance screening tool, the fax cover sheet, and your prescriptions to both fax numbers on the fax cover sheet. Find all forms and details, including current fees of prescription medications here: 

For more information regarding program details, guidelines, and prescription availability, call Prescription Assistance Hotline at (440) 284-3064 or the Drug Repository Program at 419-627-2800.


Prescription Assistance Program History:

The program goal is to provide donated prescription drugs to benefit individuals who are in need and have limited or no prescription drug coverage.

The Drug Repository Prescription Assistance program was created in accordance with “Karon’s Law.” The bill allowed for the creation of a warehouse to accept and distribute donated prescription drugs to individuals in need, who meet eligibility criteria. Initially, the Lorain County program financial assistance was provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County. The Lorain County Drug Repository’s creation is a cooperative effort between the following agencies:

The Drug Repository, housed in Buderer Fisher Drug Company, receives unused prescription drugs from nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Medical providers determine patient eligibility and inform Buderer Fisher Drug Company and Lorain County Public Health of new patients to the program. The prescription drugs are then distributed to the patient.

Go here for more information on "Karon's Law."