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.

Click here to access information about the Meritus Health Discount Prescription Drug Plan

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.

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