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Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program - KPAP

Gov. Steve Beshear introduced the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP) in October 2008 to help Kentuckians locate free or reduced-cost prescription drugs.

The KPAP helps the public access prescription drug programs offered by the drug manufacturers, discount drug programs and discount pharmacy programs. These programs offer prescription drugs free or at reduced costs for qualifying individuals and/or their families.

KPAP seeks to help Kentuckians access free prescription medications.

How The Program Works

KPAP helps qualifying individuals identify sources of free and low-cost medications using enhanced computer-assisted technology to access and coordinate existing assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. This process reduces paperwork and offers more direct access to programs.

Staff members collaborate with medical personnel and community agencies, like churches, hospitals and social services, to provide information about KPAP, identify resources and determine how the community can best help individuals access assistance programs. Every Kentucky county will have at least one designated location for KPAP screening and applications.

Patient Eligibility

Eligibility for the program is based on income guidelines set by participating drug manufacturer companies. Individuals at or below the federal poverty level or senior citizens in the Medicare doughnut hole may be eligible. Clients whose income or resources make them ineligible for existing drug assistance programs through drug manufacturers will receive consultation about other sources of low-cost prescriptions.

To find a KPAP site near you call 1 (800) 633-8100

How to become a KPAP Partner

KPAP community organizers are available to meet with you and your agency upon request to discuss becoming a KPAP partner site. Community organizers collaborate with medical personnel, social service agencies, faith based organizations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, free clinics and other community groups to provide information about KPAP and the software used by the program. Once an agency decides to participate, community organizers can help the agency organize and develop a volunteer network to staff and launch the program.

KPAP Brochure for prospective partner sites

For more information e-mail Melinda Stephens or call (502) 564-8966, ext. 4216.


Program Manager

E-mail Melinda Stephens or call (502) 564-8966, ext. 4007


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Last Updated 2/26/2013
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