Connecting seniors and people with disabilities with free or low-cost prescription drugs
People aged 55 or older who meet other requirements can receive prescription drugs at no or low costs through the SenioRx program. To qualify for our help in applying for no or low-cost prescription drugs through programs offered by pharmaceutical companies, participants must meet the eligibility requirements below.
- Be a legal resident of the state of Alabama and apply in their legal county of residence
- Be 55 years of age or older
- Have at least one chronic medical condition and take daily medication for the condition
- Have an income at 200% of the poverty level (although some pharmaceutical companies allow higher incomes, so please give us a call for an evaluation)
- Have no prescription drug coverage or insufficient drug coverage
- Have a Medicare Part D plan but are in the coverage gap for services or have a Medicare Part D plan that does not cover your drugs
- Have had disability declared by a doctor or Social Security, or have applied for Social Security Disability
- Have no prescription drug coverage or insufficient drug coverage, including being in the 24-month gap for Medicare once on Social Security disability
How SenioRx Works
The SenioRx program relies on the guidelines set forth by the pharmaceutical companies providing the drugs.
TARCOG contracts with the county commissions in each of the TARCOG counties to implement this program. SenioRx clients, or their family members or representatives, must make an appointment with the respective county SenioRx office to file for medication assistance.
SenioRx is 100% funded by the Alabama State Legislature. This program is not operated under the Older Americans Act. In fiscal year 2021, the SenioRx program saved 800 seniors in the TARCOG region $4,665,175.57 in drug costs.