Pharmacy Bridge provides a regional resource for access to medication for low-income, uninsured people, including Project Access patients. Individuals enrolled in Project Access receive a pharmacy card which allows them to fill prescriptions at local pharmacies from a limited generic formulary.
Pharmacy Bridge is administered by Project Access NOW in partnership with Providence Health Plan, Coalition of Community Health Clinics, Essential Health Clinic and the Clackamas County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.
Physicians, pharmacists and other health care providers
Using Pharmacy Bridge to meet the medication needs of Project Access patients is simple:
- Patients receive a pharmacy ID card from their local program. Instructions and limitations are included on the letter accompanying the card.
- Volunteer physicians receive a copy of the approved formulary and are asked to prescribe medications on the formulary.
- Patients take the prescription and their ID card to any of the pharmacies that participate with Providence Health Plan (preferably Fred Meyer, Costco and Walgreens) and receive medications on the formulary for a $4 co-pay.
If there are problems with the pharmacy, or if patients need a medication that is not on the formulary, call the Project Access NOW pharmacy line at 503.413.5746 during regular business hours. Responses could take up to 24 hours and not all needs will be possible to be met.
For processing assistance, please call 503.574.7400 or 877.216.3644.
Pharmacy Bridge is a temporary resource for medication, providing access to many common medications for a limited amount of time. It does not provide access to every type of medication and is not designed to provide urgent access to medication.
If you need assistance, have questions about the Pharmacy Bridge program, or have trouble at a pharmacy, call the Project Access NOW pharmacy line at 503.413.5746 during regular business hours. Responses could take up to 24 hours and not all needs will be possible to be met.
Your Pharmacy Bridge ID card is only for medications prescribed to you by a Project Access volunteer. Misuse of this card and the purchase of medications not prescribed by Project Access volunteers will render you ineligible for Project Access. You can help us provide further support in the following ways:
- Fill your prescriptions at Fred Meyer and Costco pharmacies, which give us the best deal (you don’t need to be a Costco member to use their pharmacy). If using these pharmacies is not possible, Walgreens gives us the next best deal.
- If your physician gives you samples of a medication we cannot buy for you, please call the Project Access NOW pharmacy line at 503.413.5746 during regular business hours, to explore other resources for you to get your medication affordably.
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