Medication Assistance Center
For more than 10 years the Medication Assistance Center, formerly known
as the Western Maryland Medbank, has been helping people in Washington
County find the medications they need. MAC is a Meritus Health program,
dedicated to accessing free or reduced-cost prescription drugs for low
income patients with no prescription insurance. These medications are
usually free, but a few require a small co-pay by the patient.
Address: 11110 Medical Campus Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742
What Happens When I Call?
When you call MAC you will be asked a series of questions to determine
your eligibility for medication assistance. This usually requires a determination
of financial need. After one call to the Medication Assistance Center,
you will go through an eligibility screening process and application package.
The staff at MAC orders medications from pharmaceutical manufactures through
their Patient Assistance Programs. These medications are provided free
of charge from the company. If the medications you need are not covered
through these options, MAC also offers its own pharmacy discount card
which can provide discounts up to as much as 40% for generic medications.
MAC has greatly simplified the process of accessing patient assistance
programs by making everything you need available at one place. Once your
physician signs off on your medications, your prescriptions are sent directly
to your doctor every ninety days. When it's time for renewal, the
Medication Assistance Center will take care of that too.
Support the Medication Assistance Center
Since the opening of the Medication Assistance Center in 2000, more than
$20 million in medications have been distributed to more than 2,600 patients.
We receive limited funding from grants, personal donations, and fundraising.
Please consider supporting this valuable program that helps patients by
ensuring they can get the medications they need.