The national recession is forcing more people to seek help getting their medications or to leave the drug store without their prescriptions once they learn what they’ll cost.
The article referenced the Partnership for Prescription Assistance as an option for those without insurance or health benefits. However, I found some of the most helpful resources to be in the comments part of the article.
Klady wrote: "CVS, Walmart, Target and Walgreens all have a generic program in which you can receive a 90-day supply for $9.99 as long as your medication is on the list. The list has about 300 medications on it, so there is a good chance that doctors would prescribe something off of this list if you ask." (My research showed that Walmart & Target actually offered $4 generic drugs and Target had the most consumer friendly website)
The rest of the comments debate the health care industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Another time and place for that article.
The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs has a list of all the Free Medical Clinics by county. Some of the relevant ones are pasted below:
Anderson Free Clinic
414 North Fant Street
600 Arlington Ave.
Rosa Clark Medical Clinic
210 S. Oak Street
Pickens County Free Medical Clinic
303 Dacusville Highway
An aside: I find it to be quite racist that the SC Commission of Minority Affairs thinks only minorities need Free Clinics. This listing should be on all the public health and community related websites paid for by SC gov.