Diabetes Prevention and Control Program


Help with paying for office visits or medications: 

Free or low cost clinics:

Medication or test strip assistance:

  • Partnership for Prescriptions Assistance - This program helps you access public or private programs most likely to meet your needs. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Eligibility requirements vary from program to program. Contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance toll-free at 1-888-477-2669 or at www.pparx.org.
  • 340B Drug Pricing Program & Pharmacy Affairs - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires drub manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at significantly reduced prices. These entities include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Critical Access Hospitals, Local Health Departments and more.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - The Federal Trade Commission provides useful consumer information regarding prescription savings programs and generic drugs.
  • Medicare Information - Information about the specific drug plans available in a particular area and about Medicare drug plans in general are available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or going to www.medicare.gov.
  • NeedyMeds - NeedyMeds keeps up-to-date information from pharmaceutical companies on patient assistance programs.
  • RxAssist - Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, RxAssist is a web-based medication resource center for providers, advocates, consumers and caregivers.
  • RxHope - RxHope contracts directly with pharmaceutical companies to provide an electronic application process for their patient assistance programs. RxHope provides this service to physicians and patients free of charge.
  • Rx Outreach - Rx Outreach is a non-profit charity that provides critical medicine for people who can't afford it. The charity offers more than 500 medications through a mail-order pharmacy that delivers to all 50 states. With support of generous donors, Rx Outreach helps more than 85,000 people each year get the medications they need to stay healthy.
  • Retail Prescription Program - Many retail outlets such as Bakers, CVS, Hy-Vee, Rite-Aid, Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens offer low-cost medication options. Many discount and retail stores offer prescriptions as low as $4 for a 30-day supply. The local pharmacy or local health department may also make low-cost medication available.

Other programs for assistance with health care:

Web resources:



Additional State and Local Resources: 



National Organizations:


Contact Information
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Phone: (402) 471-4411
1-800-745-9311 (ask for Diabetes Program)
E-mail: dhhs.diabetes@nebraska.gov

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