*Please note: Eligibility requirements and all program information are subject to change. Please contact the agency or company for more information. 

Valley Health System Programs

Valley social workers are available to answer your questions about prescriptions insurance and drug discount programs. Valley Hospital patients should all 201-447-8166. Valley Home Care patients should call 201-291-6000 and ask for Social Services.

Community Care Program
Valley’s Community Care Program offers prescription discounts to patients who meet income guidelines. Call 973-427-7676 for more information.

Pharmacy Services

State and Federal Programs

Medicaid Programs
National Medicaid Programs
New Jersey Medicaid Programs
New Jersey Boards of Social Services by County

SSI Medicaid
Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid (you may also call 1-800-772-1213)

NJ Care Medicaid/Aged Blind and Disabled
Insurance coverage for elderly, blind or disabled persons who may not be eligible for SSI due to excess income. 

Bergen County Board of Social Services – 201-368-4200
Medicaid District Office – 973-977-4077
Department of Human Services

NJ FamilyCare Medicaid
A federal- and state-funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children, certain low-income parents and guardians, pregnant women, and adults without dependent children between the ages of 19-64 to have affordable health coverage. 1-800-701-0710.

General Assistance Medicaid
Prescription benefits for those persons who have no income and meet other eligibility guidelines. To apply, contact your local board of social services or your local town welfare office.

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) (Formally Global Options)
Must be 65 years or older, blind or at least 21 years old and receiving Social Security Disability. You must have a medical need for these services. 

PAAD (Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled) - NJ Department of Human Services
This program helps eligible New Jersey residents pay for prescription drugs. Residents must be at least 65 years of age or at least 18 years of age and receiving Social Security Disability benefits. 1-800-792-9745.

To search for pharmaceutical assistance programs in other states, please visit the Medicare website

Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program – NJ Department of Human Services
A moderate-income level version of the PAAD program for New Jersey residents. Applicants must be at least 65 years of age or at least 18 years of age and receiving Social Security Disability. 1-800-792-9745.

AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) - NJ Department of Health
Pharmaceutical assistance for those in need of HIV- or AIDS-specific medications. 877-613-4533.

Veterans Benefits - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Other Helpful Links
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Helping Students Manage Asthma at School
NJ Department of Health
NJ Department of Human Services 
New Jersey Official State Website
Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP)
Insure Kids Now

Medicare Programs

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people ages 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). Medicare has different parts: Part A (hospital insurance); Part B (medical insurance); Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans); and Part D (drug coverage). 

Information about Medicare coverage and costs are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the official U.S. government website for Medicare, as well as these pages: 

What Medicare Covers
Medicare Costs
Drug Coverage (Part D)
Medicare Benefits – Social Security Administration

Drug Discount Card Programs

These are just some of the programs offered by drug manufacturers or other companies that provide discounts on prescription drugs. Certain eligibility requirements may apply. 

1020Rx – Discount Prescription, Dental and Medical Plan
Save money on prescriptions, diabetic supplies, medical supplies, eye wear and contact lenses, vitamins, hearing aids and more. You may use participating pharmacies or mail-order service. Plan costs vary. Call 1-800-710-2079 for more information.

AARP Prescription Discounts
Prescription discounts for any drugs not already covered by your insurance.  Discounts are even available if you have Medicare Part D coverage, as long as your medication is not already covered by Medicare Part D.
Community Assistance Program (CAP)
CAP participants save on most brand name and generic drugs at participating pharmacies. 

Sun Patient Card
A national prescription discount program for patients of all ages and income levels. Savings will vary by drug and pharmacy. Diabetes supplies, including test strips, insulin syringes and needles are also covered. For more information, call Sun Association at 1-866-662-1351.

Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs

Many drug manufacturers offer free medications to low-income patients with no prescription drug coverage. Some limitations to eligibility may apply. You can call the drug manufacturer directly for an application; your physician will also need to complete part of the application. 

Needy Meds
Provides information about the patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Search by brand, generic drug name or manufacturer.

A full-service prescription assistance company that researches, qualifies and maintains patients' enrollment in all sources of assistance available to them. Call 877-386-0206 for more information.

Pharmacy Programs

Many pharmacies, including Valley Health Pharmacy, offer discount savings programs on many generic drugs. You must check each pharmacy's formulary, as they may differ. Some fees may apply. Please contact the pharmacy for specific program information.

A search tool that can help you compare drug costs and obtain free coupons.

Diabetes Medication Resources