How The Program Works
KPAP helps qualifying individuals identify sources of free and low-cost medications offered by pharmaceutical companies. The process reduces paperwork and offers more direct access to programs.
Staff members collaborate with medical personnel and community agencies such as 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 pharmaceutical companies. Many companies extend benefits to program participants who have insurance as long as the medicines for which assistance is requested are not covered by current policy benefits. Individuals with annual incomes 200 to 400 percent of the federal poverty level or senior citizens in the Medicare donut 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, government 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.