VIMCare pharmacist reading label on bottle of medicine

Medication Assistance 
Program

Medication Assistance Program HAS MOVED!

We are excited to announce that the Medication Assistance Program has opened at our new location at NexusPark as of February 12, 2024.

NexusPark’s fresh, modern, and dynamic atmosphere will enhance the care experience for our patients. NexusPark will also feature other CRH medical offices and support services.

This will make coordinating care and medical services for you and your loved ones even easier.

Our new address at NexusPark is: 2100 25th Street, Suite G, Columbus, IN 47201

For your convenience, please use Entrance 3.

Our phone number will remain the same, 812-375-3662.

Thank you for trusting us with your healthcare needs.

Learn More About Nexus Park

Chronic Assistance Program

Many drug companies have programs to help people who have long-term medication needs. The Medication Assistance Program, working with the patient’s physician, helps such people apply for free or low-cost medicine offered by drug companies.

Program coordinators identify sources of help for clients, assess eligibility, prepare applications and ensure eligible patients receive needed prescriptions.

Types of medical conditions include:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Other chronic illnesses

To receive help from the Chronic Assistance Program:

  • You must be receiving medical care from a medical provider.
  • You must be unable to pay for prescription drugs due to financial hardship.
  • You must currently be under treatment for a chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis or asthma.
  • You cannot have commercial/private insurance coverage, Medicaid or other public assistance coverage to help pay for your prescriptions.
  • You must be ineligible for Medicaid or other public assistance coverage
  • Medicare beneficiaries may qualify for assistance
  • You must meet all drug company eligibility requirements. Proof of income and U.S. citizenship are often required.
  • Your prescribing physician must be willing to participate as required by the drug companies.

For those with immediate prescription needs, limited help with emergency prescriptions may be available for non-VIMCare patients with extraordinary circumstances.

Anyone interested must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be a resident of Bartholomew County
  • Have income below 180% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • You cannot afford the cost of a prescribed medication
  • Be able to prove residency and income
  • Must have a current prescription
  • The program cannot assist with the purchase of controlled medication, gabapentin or non life-essential medications.

The Medication Assistance Program is the result of a community collaboration involving a number of community partners, including Columbus Regional Health, Columbus Regional Health Foundation, the Township Trustees from Columbus, Clifty, Flat Rock, German, Harrison and Sandcreek Townships, Love Chapel and Kroger Pharmacy.

In addition, generous local donors have contributed to make these services possible.

Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the program is encouraged to contact the Columbus Regional Health Foundation at (812) 376-5100 or www.crh.org/foundation.

How to Apply

If you are a patient of VIMCare Clinic, you will meet with a Medication Assistance staff person in the Clinic. If you are a patient of another Bartholomew County health care provider, you will need to make an appointment with the Medication Assistance staff.

  • Call 812-375-3662 and ask to make an appointment for help with medication.
  • When coming to your appointment, please bring:
    • Proof of income for your entire household
    • Insurance information
    • Prescription information (prescription bottle or a complete medication list)
    • Your Bartholomew County physician's name