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Pharmacy Outreach Program-URI College of Pharmacy

RI Prescription Drug Discount for the Uninsured

This program is committed to providing the Rhode Island community with the latest, most complete information regarding medications. It is also invaluable to Rhode Island, in providing medication education and resource information. The program gives presentations about various disease states, develops informational media, conducts Brown Bag Programs, participates in Health Fairs and provides information on available health related topics.

This program now called simply, RI HELP, can help make prescription drugs more affordable for the 19 – 65 year old residents who are at 200% of Federal Poverty Level. When a consumer enrolls in the program ($20.00 annual enrollment fee), he/she will use the RI HELP Rx drug discount card. When the card is used, the consumer will pay the lowest available costs on medications at network pharmacies throughout the state – up to 15% discount off the Average Wholesale Price for Brand Drugs and up to 40% discount off the Average Wholesale Price for generics. For more information call Pharmacare toll free: 1-800311-0553

For more information, call toll-free number 1-800-2159001 or

The Diabetes Resource Center Addresses the needs of high risk diabetes populations including the uninsured, underinsured, and homeless; Reduces the risk of diabetes related complications and hospitalizations Who is served? People without insurance, limited insurance coverage, and homeless of the greater Providence area. When needed, the DRC also services people throughout Rhode Island and nearby states. Approximately 800 persons are serviced yearly. Spanish-speaking Diabetes Nurse Educator is available on a part-time basis. For more information: or 401-456-4419

Family Van The Family Van is a minority health promotion center on wheels! The van travels throughout the state with scheduled visits at housing units, community centers, neighborhood health centers, high schools, and shopping centers. The van regularly attends health fairs providing health screening and education in a variety of settings. For more information: ion=detail&ref=61 or 401-277-3629

AZ Medicine & Me for people in Medicare Part D AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for people with Medicare Part D is designed to provide significant savings to qualifying people who are enrolled in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans and are having difficulty affording their AstraZeneca medicines. Enrollees will pay no more than $25 for a typical 30-day AstraZeneca prescription AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for people with Medicare Part D is available at most local pharmacies There is no program enrollment fee Sign-up is easy For more information: or 1 800-292-6363 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

The RI Women's Cancer Screening Program Offers free breast and cervical cancer screening services to women who are 40 years of age and older and without health insurance. Services include a Pap smear, pelvic exam, mammogram, follow-up services and referral for treatment.; 222-1161

Partnership for Prescription Assistance The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1888-477-2669) or

Rhode Island Free Clinic Rhode Island Free Clinic helps address the needs of the uninsured in Rhode Island. Today, it's the only place like it in the state--a welcoming place where adults without health insurance can go to receive free primary medical care. It's a place where people in (or interested in) the healthcare profession can give of themselves and their time and money to benefit others. For more information: or 401 274-6347

International Institute HealthAccessRI It is a new way for people with little or no health insurance to obtain the services of primary care doctor at a low price. Cost: Varies by practice but consists of these elements: One-time enrollment fee of $15 to $80; monthly fee of $25 or $30; office visit fees of $5 or $10; Doctors: 7 practices with a total of 21 family-medicine doctors. What you get: 24 hour telephone access, sick visits, well childcare, check-ups, school and sports physicals, family planning, yearly physicals. What you don’t get: Hospitalization, specialty care, x-rays, laboratory work, prescription drugs, emergency room visits, mental health care. For more information: ; 401-647-3595

We serve as a full-service immigration center providing educational, legal and social services to immigrants and refugees throughout Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Fundamental to all our programs and services is the promotion of self-sufficiency; giving clients the tools to help themselves become active participants in the social, political and economic richness of American life. We also provide a full range of interpreting and translating services and community education and training programs. For more information: or 401-461-5940

Dorcas Place- Adult and Learning Family Center

Genesis Center

Our mission is to assist low-income adults in realizing their full potential through literacy, employment, advocacy and community involvement.

The Genesis Center is a multi-service organization offering a full range of services to immigrants and refugees from twenty-six countries. Current programs include:

In carrying out this mission we embrace these values: advocacy, collaboration, community, family, empowerment, compassion, diversity, hospitality, lifelong learning, respect and responsibility.

English for speakers of other languages Pre-Employment training, internships and job placement Computer literacy Job training in culinary arts, office skills/ clerical, certified nursing assistants and teacher assistants Math, consumer education and basic survival skills Intergenerational literacy and parenting skills Early Childhood Education Center for children ages six weeks to five years of age Worksite literacy at eight business sites throughout the state Health education, information and referral services Intensive case management and referrals For more information: or 401-781-6110

For more information, please call 401-273-8866 or

Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians An ongoing group which is culturally and linguistically accessible and which provides mutual support and problem solving for Southeast Asian adolescent girls who are (or have been) victims of child abuse, sexual assault and/or domestic violence to assist them in recognizing, understanding and dealing with their violence, assault and/or abuse. It also enhances the knowledge base and problem solving skills of the trainees, so they are prepared and empowered to provide education, outreach and support to Southeast Asian women and girls who are at risk of domestic violence, child abuse and/or sexual assault. For more information: Executive Director: Joseph R. Le, 401 274-8811

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