Free/Low Cost Health Care and Financial Aid

Prescription Savings

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) Pharmacy Outreach Program Free help with medication information and understanding prescription drug coverage, information on state and federal assistance, generic drug pricing, and Medicare prescription drug plans. Help-line: 1 (866) 633-1617
  • Needy Meds – Provides people with information and resources to help find affordable healthcare, including a free app to help find prescription savings, a searchable database to find pharmacies with generic drug programs, and help with Prescription Assistance Applications.
  • Rx Outreach Mail-order pharmacy that seeks to provide affordable medications for eligible patients (can be on Medicare, Medicaid, or other health insurance).
  • Prescription Advantage Massachusetts – State-sponsored prescription drug program for seniors and people with disabilities to cover the cost of prescription medications. Phone: (800) 243-4636 and press 2.
  • Medicine Assistance Tool A search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through other programs.

Educational Resources

  • Emerson Wellness Classes – Includes classes on fitness, stress management, infant and child care, kids and teens, self-help, pregnancy, self-defense, and more.

Cancer Support

  • Facing Cancer Together – Resources and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis, caregiving for someone with cancer, those who lost someone to cancer (including for young adults); brush painting and writing wellness groups.
  • American Cancer Society – Information on types of cancer and cancer treatments, advice on finding and paying for treatment, support programs, advice for caregivers and loved ones, and more.