The Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP) began 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.
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.
Eligibility for the program is based on income guidelines set by participating drug manufacturer companies. Many companies permit program participants to have insurance as long as the medicines for which you are requesting assistance are not covered by your policy benefits. Individuals with annual incomes from 200 percent to 400 percent of 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 consultants are available to meet with you and your agency upon request to discuss becoming a KPAP partner site. Community consultants 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 organization decides to participate, community consultants can provide training.