COVID-19 Program Update

From all of us at Project Access NOW, we wish you and your family health and safety as we work together to contain the spread of COVID-19. As efforts to contain the outbreak continue, we would like to encourage our clients to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines:

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick (CDC)

COVID-19 Information flyers in multiple languages (OHA)

Please note: Due to the high volume of calls and emails, we may take some extra time to respond to your inquiry. You will receive a response – your patience is appreciated during this unprecedented time.

Additionally, please make sure to subscribe to our social channels (www.facebook.com/PANOWPDX and twitter.com/PANOWPDX) to receive the most up-to-date information as the situation unfolds.

Pharmacy Bridge

Seven out of ten Americans currently take at least one prescription medication, while four out of ten have reported making financial sacrifices in order to afford the prescription medications they take.

Those two statistics constitute a healthcare crisis: Not taking your prescription medication can mean rolling the dice with your life: it’s stressful, it’s dangerous, and it’s almost always a choice made under great duress. The Pharmacy Bridge program addresses this issue.

What would my family have done, my children, if I’d had another heart attack? Now, I have access to the medicine I need to take care of myself and keep me out of the ER. I paid a $4 copay and I’m proud to do so.
Maria, Pharmacy Bridge client

Pharmacy Bridge offers Project Access NOW clients (and some non-client patients of clinics with whom we partner) access to medications a care provider has determined they need to be healthy. The clients our program serves can’t access their medications, either because they don’t qualify for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act or because they don’t make enough money.

Through Pharmacy Bridge and the generous support of our partners at Providence Health & Services, these folks can receive the medications they need at no or at very reduced-cost, usually just a $4 copay.

Formed almost simultaneous to the founding of Project Access NOW, Pharmacy Bridge is one of our longest-running programs, as well as one of our most used. In 2016 alone, it filled 11,942 prescriptions—that’s a lot of people who didn’t have to skip meals or lose their home to be able to afford the medicine they need to live.

For a list of the medications that are covered, please see our formulary.

Contact Pharmacy Bridge