Event connects residents with affordable medicine

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance held a free event on Monday

Pill bottle, generic. (Eric Norris/Flickr/Creative Commons)
Pill bottle, generic. (Eric Norris/Flickr/Creative Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) held a free event on Monday to connect uninsured and underinsured Portland residents with prescription assistance programs.

Portlanders were invited to Project Access NOW, 714 SW 20th Place, to see if they qualify for a prescription assistance program which would help make their medications free or at a reduced price.

“It’s pretty traumatic sometimes for people to navigate the health system,” said Project Access NOW Executive Director Linda Nilsen. “When you’re sick and low income, it’s really hard to focus on healing.”

“The best new medicines are often expensive, but the good news is that there’s help,” said Todd Myers of PPA.

The event was between 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To find out what prescription assistance programs you might qualify for click here.

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