Prescription Drug Assistance Program

This is a free service to help senior citizens, and in Mahoning County adults at least 18 years of age, get medications that are used on a long-term basis. Drug companies sometimes provide free or low cost drugs to those who cannot afford them. The drug companies set the guidelines of which medications are available. We will help you find out if you qualify and complete the forms. 

Download and print our brochure

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can apply?
Senior citizens who live in Mahoning County. People with no prescription drug benefit. Those who meet income guidelines. People with a doctor willing to help.

How do I apply? 
Call one of the sites listed on the back of the brochure. Be prepared to answer questions about your income, insurance, and the number of people who live in your house. All information will be kept confidential. If you qualify, we will schedule an appointment to meet with you.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Proof of age
  • Proof that you live in Mahoning County
  • Proof of household income
  • All prescription pill bottles
  • A printout from your pharmacy that lists the cost of you medications
  • All health insurance cards
  • Doctor’s name, address and phone number

What happens after I apply?
In most cases, you will pick up you medications at your Doctor’s office. It can take 4-12 weeks for the medications to arrive. It is your responsibility to notify us that you received your medications. This is an on-going process and you may need to re-apply every six weeks.

Appointments to complete applications can be scheduled with one of the following agencies:

(For general information call Help Hotline at 330-747-2696)

Mercy Health - Youngstown - Located at the Ohio Heart Institute
1001 Belmont Avenue
Phone: 330-740-0477

Mahoning County Senior Center
1110 Fifth Ave.
Phone: 330-744-5071

McGuffey Center
1649 Jacobs Rd.
Phone: 330-744-4377

Organizacion Civica y Cultural
Hispana Americana
3660 Shirley Rd.
(Aplicaciones en Espanol)
Phone: 330-781-1808

Visiting Nurses Association
518 East Indianola Ave.
Phone: 330-782-5606

Funding Sources:
Mahoning County Commissioners, Catholic Charities Regional Agency, Mercy Health - Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Development Foundation
Additional support provided by: cboss Community Network, OCCHA, Ohio Heart Institute, Mahoning County Senior Center, Help Hotline, Visiting Nurses Association,