M. E. THURMOND-ANDERLE, MD, PA
Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology
We invite you to take advantage of our online patients services. Once you visit our office, an invitation e-mail will be sent to you to verify your identify and give you access to our online services. If you have problems accessing our portal, please contact our office at 806.379.7732. Our online services available through the UpDox Patient Portal include:
Click the button below to access the UpDox Patient Portal.
- Ask a Billing Question
- Ask a Nursing Question
- Lab Results Requests
- Medication List
- Medication Refill Requests
- Online Payment Request
- Recheck Form
MEDICATION COPAY ASSISTANCE
We realize that medications can be expensive and you may have to choose between personal items or your medications. This page is dedicated to giving you access to general information where assistance may be found. When applying for assistance in paying for your medications, be prepared to give the company personal information, including financial information. Please realize that this page is for informational purposes only and we cannot guarantee any assistance will be received. This page is NOT maintained, so the companies may no longer exist. Click either on the link or logo for more information.
1.866.316.7263 [email protected]
We believe that high deductibles and co-pays should not prevent people with life-threatening chronic and rare diseases from getting the medications and treatment they need. That's why we offer the fastest, most dependable way to help patients pay for their out-of-pocket costs.
1.800.675.8416 [email protected]
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible inidividuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.
PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE (TEXAS)
Contact through Website
Medicine changes lives. The medicines created by America's biopharmaceutical research companies enable patients to live longer, healthier lives. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a nationwide effort sponsored by America's biopharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, has helped nearly 9.5 million uninsured and financially struggling Americans get the information about programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free. PPA provides a single point of access to more than 475 patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 offered by biopharmaceutical companies.
1.202.628.3030 [email protected]
Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, afforable health care and improved health for all. We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient- and community-centered health system.
GOOD DAYS (formerly the Chronic Disease Fund)
Contact through Website
Good Days exists to improve the health and quality of life of patients with chronic disease, cancer, and other life-altering conditions. The cost of medications to treat chronic disease can be staggering, adding to the despair and suffering of these patients. At Good Days, our mission is to ensure no one has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everday living.
1.844.677.3776 [email protected]
Modest Needs is a non-profit organization that responsibly provides short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary crisis who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who (like many of us) are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial castastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISEASES
1.800.999.6673 [email protected]
Information about NORD, its programs, special events and the variety of services offered. Includes a rare disease, organization and orphan drug database.
1.800.503.6897 [email protected]
Needy Meds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs. Needy Meds also works with the patient assistance programs of several pharmaceutical distributors.
PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug copayments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with patinets as well as the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner.
PATIENT SERVICES, INC.
1.800.366.7741 [email protected]
Patient Services, Inc. is the "ground breaking" 501(c)(3) non-profit, chartiable organzation of its kind. Over two decades ago, we recognized the importance of providing a "safety net" for patients with chronic illnesses who were struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and copayments. Since 1989 we have led the charge to provide much needed patient assistance, soliticing donations to fund thousands of patients and their families in a myriad of disease areas.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Consider asking your physician for generic medications whenever possible. New medications will have have a generic option, but the more generics you can take, the less money you have to pay!
- Shop around for your medications. Call various pharmacies prior to having a prescription filled for prices, which should not require an actual prescription. Major chain pharmacies, such as Wal-Mart, CVS, or Walgreens, even have generic prescription programs that cost you as little as $10.00 per prescription.
- Know your options. Call your insurance company and find out what your options are. Many prescription drug plans allow for 90 day supplies at one copay price! However, watch out for some plans that require you to pay three copays for a 90 day supply.
Additional assistance information may be found on individual pharmaceutical companies' websites or through medication websites. When searching for patient assistance on medication websites, pay particular attention to the name of the pharmaceutical company manufacturing the medication. Search for the pharmaceutical company's website and then look for patient assistance information.