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Prescription Assistance

Finding a way to pay for your prescriptions can be a challenge, both in the short-term and long-term. At Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), we have compiled a list of low cost prescription resources.

Signing up for health insurance is one long term way to better afford prescriptions (and we can help), but we know that might not always be an option. The resources below are prescription search engines and can help you find the financial assistance programs you may qualify for. When researching online, pay close attention to each program’s eligibility requirements and application process. Please visit the website of each individual program to find the most accurate information.

Rx Assist

Good Rx (coupon search tool)

Needy Meds
Contact: 1-800-503-6897

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Contact 1-800-477-2669

Jannsen Prescription Assistance

If you cannot find a prescription assistance program that works for you or your prescription, please call us so we can work to find a solution. Additionally, discuss medication alternatives with your doctor in this event. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you an alternative medication that works for you just as well and is more affordable.


Emergency/Short-Term Prescription Assistance
If you need immediate help and financial assistance to help you pay for your medications, these are some local agencies that can help you pay for your medicines on a limited basis.

Empty Tomb
301 N. 4th Street
Champaign, IL 61820

  • How much and how often they can provide assistance: $30 once every three months
  • Process: Walk-in or call Empty Tomb during “walk-in” hours
  • Walk-in Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9AM-11:30AM
  • Bring with you: Your prescription

The Love Clinic
310 W. Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

  • How much and how often they can provide assistance: Up to $25
  • Process: Go to the Love Clinic during walk-in hours and ask for help to pay for your medicines
  • Walk-in Hours: Last Saturday of every month 9AM-12PM
  • Bring with you: Your paper prescription or empty bottles with refills

If you have any other questions about ways to pay for your prescriptions or need emergency financial help to get a prescription, call CCHCC and ask to talk to a Community Health Worker.