Financial Assistance for Wayne County Residents Who Have Lost Coverage Due to the Pandemic
WAYNE COUNTY- Wayne County Access to Care Division today announced a special program designed to provide support to recently uninsured residents due to the COVID-19 crisis. Through a partnership between Wayne County HealthChoice and its pharmacy benefit manager, SGRX, the COVID-19 Rx Support Program offers financial assistance to Wayne County residents who have lost prescription coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Losing access to vital medication during an outbreak can be a devastating blow to any Wayne County resident," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. "With the help of SGRX, Wayne County is stepping up to ease the hurt."
The initial funding for the program begins with matching donations from both Wayne County HealthChoice and SGRX. It provides coverage for 50% of out-of-pocket cost for maintenance medications and COVID-19 related medications with a maximum of $1,000 per enrollee, and a 30-day supply.
"We are grateful to be able to help those in need and are actively working to secure additional sponsors to expand the program," said Ime Ekpenyong, Chief Executive Officer of SGRX.
Support is contingent on availability of funds and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be Wayne County residents who can prove loss of prescription coverage due to COVID-19 since March 13, 2020, and do not have any other active coverage.Recipients receive these benefits through participating local pharmacies found on the SGRX online portal along with drug pricing and a list of covered medications. Also, to meet the need of quarantined or residents in isolation due to COVID-19, pickup and delivery services are available.
"We are tirelessly working to find ways to support Wayne County residents and small businesses during this difficult time," said Alisha Bell, Chair of the Wayne County Commission & HealthChoice Board of Trustees.
Wayne County HealthChoice and SGRX will also provide additional services for individuals enrolled in the program including Patient Assistance Program Support, Medication Therapy Management and, savings of up to 80% on prescriptions through the Wayne County Health Prescription Savings Program.
To apply for the COVID-19 Rx Support Program visit www.sgrxhealth.com or call 1-866-966-7479. To learn more about Access to Care Division and Wayne County HealthChoice call 1-800-WELL-NOW or visit www.waynecounty.com and search Access To Care to get details on Wayne County HealthChoice.