Medication Assistance Program
Who is eligible for MAP?
MAP helps low income, uninsured people get the medications they need, but can't afford. There are some eligibility requirements to participate in MAP. The MAP Advocate can tell you what those requirements are and if you qualify.
The first step
Call us! MAP clients are seen by appointment, so call 406-237-8122 and make an appointment with a MAP Advocate.
The first meeting
Because MAP will get your medications directly from the pharmaceutical company instead of the drug store, you will need to bring a proof of income statement (such as last years taxes) to send in with your application.
Please bring prescriptions, a list of medications including dosages, or prescription bottles for all the medications you want to order. Not all medications are available through MAP, but we will do what we can to get you the medications you need.
It's very important you bring this information. Not bringing it to the first appointment could cause a long delay in getting the medication you need.
Please be on time for your appointment!
Your appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.
Once your medications are ordered...
It may take up to 10 weeks for your medications to arrive. You may need to buy medications during this waiting period, to tide you over.
What is the cost?
There is a processing fee of $5 charged for each medication ordered.
Picking up medications
You will be contacted by phone or mail when your medication arrives. At your first visit, your MAP advocate will let you know where you will go to pick up the medication.
Most pharmaceutical companies require a new application every time you order. It is advised that you make your next appointment at the time you come in to pick up your medications. This will help to assure that you won't run out.
Checklist for your MAP appointment
1. Remember to bring income verification for the entire household. Forms of income verification may be:
- Federal Tax Return
- Pay stubs for the last 30 days
- Social Security or Social Security Disability award letter for the current year, or a bank statement showing the automatic deposit of this income
- Food stamp printout from the Office of Public Assistance
- Rent assistance award letter
- Letter of support stating amount per month and type of support
2. Bring written prescriptions or prescription bottles or a list of medications including dosages for medications you want to order.
3. A Medicaid denial letter may be required by some pharmaceutical companies.