Based on your answers, see these recommendations specific to you

Navigating financial assistance options for Parkinson’s disease made easy!
Now providing access to the most beneficial resources all in one place.

Parkinson’s Foundations

There are many non-profit Parkinson’s foundations available that provide a variety of resources. These are mostly designed to help patients afford their medications and any necessary medical equipment.  These foundations can supply funding to patients who are uninsured, on Medicare and/or commercial insurance plans.  Some foundations still have funding available, although those allotments may expire towards the end of the year. Please connect with different foundations and check back frequently for funding and application status. 

This non-profit patient assistance program offers help with copays, ancillary services, and nursing/infusion services for people with Parkinson’s and other diseases. There are multiple options for both privately insured, uninsured, medicare, tricare, medicaid, etc. 

Apply Here

The Assistance Fund covers a variety of diagnoses, including Parkinson’s disease.  TAF serves underinsured individuals with financial assistance to cover all or part of the out-of-pocket costs of prescription medications. As with all of these programs, eligibility is based on household size and income. Special circumstances will be considered when appropriate. As of 11/1/2022, The Assistance Fund is currently operating on a waitlist for Parkinson’s assistance, click the link below to be added to the waitlist.

Apply Here

This foundation improves the care of underinsured people with chronic and life-altering diseases by helping with copays, premiums, deductibles, and travel costs. Only Medicare patients can apply.

Apply Here

The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers assistance for patients with Parkinson’s disease.  This foundation assists patients and their families by purchasing equipment and supplies necessary to maintain a safe environment for patients. If you are interested, please download and fill out the application below and mail back to the MWPF.

Download Application Here

This foundation helps people who have insurance to afford their copays in order to ensure they get the prescriptions, treatments, and care they need. 

Apply Here

The PAN Foundation assists patients with costs of medication, co-pays, insurance premiums, and travel expenses. Based on eligibility and funding, patients may apply for assistance up to $3,300 per year. The PAN foundation covers a variety of FDA approved medications Parkinson’s disease. As of 11/1/2022- they are operating on a waitlist. Click the link to apply/join.

Apply/Join the Waitlist

The Parkinson’s Wellness Fund provides Parkinson’s patients access to services and support needed to live an improved quality of life. There are a variety of opportunities available through this program.   Being a part of the PWF is 100% free to patients and their families, and you will receive one-on-one attention and care.

Apply Here

Prescription (Rx) Savings Cards

Prescription savings cards are usually a free tool used to help patients save hundreds to thousands on their routine medication prescriptions by offering savings on both brand name and generic medications. Savings and prices vary based on location and pharmacy, and can be used to compare savings whether the patient is on a commercial insurance plan or on Medicare, or to supplement when adequate prescription coverage is not available. 

To access the savings card you will need an active Prime membership. You can receive a discount of up to 80% on generic and 40% on brand name prescription medications. The Prime prescription savings card can be used at more than 60,000 participating pharmacies across the country, including Amazon Pharmacy.

Learn More

You can receive discounts of up to 80% on most prescription drugs at over 70,000 U.S. pharmacies. Use the tool on their website or app to compare drug prices at different pharmacies. Good Rx also has a mobile app so that you can compare prescription drug prices and find coupons which can be used instantly. 

Get your Free Card

Online Pharmacies

Online or internet pharmacies provide several benefits to obtaining your Parkinson’s medications, such as convenience, cost, and time savings. They not only offer large savings compared to traditional pharmacies but provide the convenience of having your medication delivered to your doorstep, sometimes same-day delivery is available, giving a huge advantage to the traditional in-person or drop-off prescription and fulfillment. Consumer reports show that 61% of adults saved up to $20 on average through online pharmacies, and 94% report it’s faster to obtain their medications than compared to traditional pharmacies.

*Please note: we are not affiliated with nor do we endorse the use of any specific online pharmacies. 

The price of medications in Canada  is generally less expensive than in the US and it is legal to bring them over to the US or mail them to you. There are many pharmacies that do this but you must make sure that they are licensed. Check out a few options below: 

Mail Order Meds
Northwest Pharmacy
Cipa Safe Pharmacies

Cost Plus drugs is an online pharmacy that offers medications at the lowest price possible by cutting out the middleman. You can search your medication(s) either alphabetically or by medical condition. Once you’ve found your medication, sign up for an account. Then reach out to your physician with CPD provided instructions. Once Cost Plus has received your prescription from your doctor, they will fill your order and ship your medication to your doorstep within a few days.

Learn More

The NeedyMeds organization provides a discount card to make it easier to afford your medications. It may offer up to 80% savings for certain medications.

Learn More

RxAssist offers a prescription savings card for a variety of medications. You can search by drug, brand or company name to quickly determine which medications might be eligible for savings.

Learn More

RxHope provides access to your critical medications, whether they be free or at a small co-pay. They can help determine what patient assistance programs you may qualify for.

Apply Here

Rx Outreach is an online nonprofit pharmacy committed to helping patients access their medications at an affordable price. Some of the most common medications that are available include:

Mirapex/Mirapex ER
Requip/Requip XL
Sinemet/Sinemet CR/Parcopa

Apply Here

Walgreen’s prescription savings club provides patients access to thousands of discounted medications (no insurance required).  They offer a price guarantee for generic medications to receive a 90-day supply for the price of two 30-day supplies. There is a membership fee of $20, but will more than cover itself in prescription savings.

Apply Here

Walmart Rx provides a 30-day supply of a number of medications for just $4. There are no required memberships, fees, and insurance is not required to participate. The types of medications on this list are often generic, and the program includes nearly 100 different generic medications from between $4 – $40.

Some restrictions may include:

  • Pricing may depend on where you live
  • North Dakota is not included
  • Your prescription may not always cost $4
  • Brand-name drugs are not included
  • Refills are provided via mail, but your first prescription must be picked up in store
  • It’s not always cheaper than insurance, so make sure to compare pricing

Learn More

If you found this information helpful, share with your peers!