Paul Wood and his wife have been using the Medication Assistance Program (MAP) since December 2014 and don’t know what they would do without it.
“The transition from working full-time and having medical insurance to Medicare coverage was certainly a challenge,” Paul shared. “One of the best things that happened when we retired was that Noble County Council on Aging suggested we contact the Parkview Noble Medication Assistance Program (MAP).”
MAP is a free service that helps ensure that residents are able to obtain the non-opioid medications that are essential to their well-being. Thanks to the generous gifts of donors, the Parkview Noble Foundation is able to provide emergency prescription vouchers to patients in Noble County who are uninsured or underinsured. The program also assists patients like Paul with long-term medication needs by sourcing appropriate low-cost or no-cost pharmaceutical options.
“Both my wife and I need medications that would cost a total of $700 a month, if it weren’t for MAP,” Paul said. “MAP has helped us lower those costs significantly. Between helping us track our prescription insurance spending and find pharmaceutical companies that provide financial assistance that we can apply for, we have prescription costs that we can afford.”
The Parkview Noble MAP coordinator works with Paul and his wife each year to review their long-term plan for their medications. MAP services are provided to Noble County residents that have little or no prescription insurance and are below specific income guidelines.
“The MAP coordinator really knows how to dig deep for all these options. We’ve recommended MAP to several other people. Not only has this has saved us a lot of money, it has saved us from worrying about having the medications we need to keep ourselves healthy and enjoy life.”