ABBOTT PARK, Ill.During the month of August, Abbott and health advocacy groups are encouraging thousands of patients throughout Illinois to get help finding affordable access to prescription medicines through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.
The Help Is Here Express, a travelling enrollment center, will be making its way across the state the week of Aug. 22 to raise awareness and boost enrollment in patient assistance programs in an effort to help some of the states 1.7 million uninsured get the medications they need.
The Help Is Here Express will stop in Rockford from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Longwood Plaza, 1055 E. State St.
To find out if they qualify, patients should call toll-free 1-888-477-2669 to speak with a trained specialist or visit www.pparx.org. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is the only program that provides a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. The Help Is Here Express is equipped with computer terminals and phones to make onsite enrollment easy for patients.
From the August 17-23, 2005, issue