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Details for Service Medication Assistance
Service Name Medication Assistance Program Name Treatment for At-Risk Adults
Goal Provide outreach, support and services to individuals and families identified as being at risk of compromised health and safety to eliminate or reduce those risks.
Objective Assure that adults at risk of compromised health and safety receive assessment and treatment services to mitigate those risks.
Division Central Management and Support - Office of Rural Health
Service Description

The Medication Assistance Program (MAP) provides access to free prescription drugs available through pharmaceutical manufacturers to patients who cannot afford them as a safety net for uninsured, low-income individuals in the state.

This service, currently offered through 122 sites in rural health centers, federally qualified health centers and community and faith based organizations, uses special software called Medication Access and Review Program (MARP). MARP was created in partnership through private foundations and supported by ORHCC. This software matches patients' eligibility with available free medications. ORHCC provides training and technical support to users of this software, as well as assisting prescription assistance coordinators in each site to develop best practices in their medication assistance programs.

Web Site https://www.ncdhhs.gov/medication-assistance-program Year First Initiated 2003
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided Yes Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility Yes
Income Eligibility Method 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
Income Eligibility Type earned income
Whose Income Eligibility all income in household
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified Yes
Income Verified Method verifying W-2 form and /or tax returns
Income Criteria established by individual pharmaceutical companies whose programs are accessed
Income Eligibility Change 7/1/2003
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change There has been no change.
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Not Applicable

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0