RX Help: Prescription Assistance Program

One Texoma non-profit is helping residents with their prescription drugs. Medication prices can be costly making it hard for people to afford.

Interfaith Ministries currently has nearly 50 residents receiving prescription assistance on its program.

Prescription drugs can get costly and multiple medications can burn a hole in anyone's wallet, whether they have insurance or not.

Jean Payne, Executive Director at Interfaith Ministries, said, "Sometimes people have insurance but they can't afford the co-pay."

Interfaith Ministries provides a short term and long term assistance program for filling prescriptions. Anyone needing the assistance would have to qualify.

Payne said in a rough economy people put their health on the back burner. "They're not taking their medications or they're cutting their pills in half and not taking the prescribed dosage." Payne added, "Or they're trying to save money and buying their prescription and they don't have money for food."

Interfaith is helping to relieve that financial burden. "They put their health in jeopardy because they can't afford the medicine."

Interfaith does not fill any type of pain, antidepressant, or controlled medications for safety reasons. "We don't deal with those at all cause the potential of people abusing those drugs is a lot higher."

No matter your situation Payne said if you need help Just ask. "If they have a need for prescriptions I would encourage them to get in touch with us and let us help."

Interfaith Ministries has seen a recent increase of residents needing assistance. They have extended their hours to fulfill the needs within the community. They are now open every Monday through lunch from 9 AM to 2 :45 PM.

Tuesday and Thursday they are open from 9 AM to 10:45 and from 1 PM to 2:24.

On Wednesday and Friday Interfaith is open from 9 AM to 10:45 AM.

You can contact Interfaith Ministries at (940) 322 - 1365.

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6