SenioRx: A Healthy Dose of Help for Those Who Need It Most
Prescription medications can be prohibitively expensive – especially for many seniors and the disabled. Recognizing this widespread hardship, the Governor’s Office and the Alabama State Legislature have established funding for a statewide prescription-drug-assistance program serving qualified legal residents who have chronic health conditions. In connection with this initiative, the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS), together with each Area Agency on Aging, have developed a statewide delivery system to ensure this assistance is provided to all qualified seniors and certified disabled individuals in every county in Alabama*.
The objectives of this program are to reduce economic stress on low-income individuals and promote better health. In doing so, quality of life can be greatly improved for Alabama’s older population with chronic health conditions, as well as for individuals with disabilities at any age. With proper medication and management of chronic medical conditions, residents can reduce their need for frequent trips to the doctor, hospital admissions, emergency room visits and nursing home placement.
Those who may qualify for this service include:
- Individuals age 55 or older with a chronic medical condition requiring prescription drug medication management, have no prescription insurance and whose annual income is at or below the specified income limits**
- Individuals of any age who meet the specified income limits and have been deemed disabled by Social Security…or have applied for disability and are waiting on a decision…or have a doctor’s declaration of disability…or are in the 24-month Medicare waiting period.
For more information on how SenioRx can help you, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).
*SenioRx does not provide short-term medications, including antibiotics, for treatment of acute conditions.
**Qualifying income limits must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m eligible for SenioRx?
To qualify, you must be a legal resident of Alabama and the county in which you apply, and meet one set of the criteria below:
Age 55 or older and
- You have a chronic medical condition and
- You have no prescription insurance, and
- You meet the specified income limits*
You have a disability at any age and
- You have been deemed disabled by Social Security or
- You have applied for disability and are waiting on a decision or
- You have a doctor’s declaration of disability or
- You are in the 24-month Medicare waiting period and
- You meet the specified income limits**
How do I enroll in SenioRx?
To find out how to enroll in the SenioRx program in order to receive free or low-cost prescription medications and coverage in the Medicare gap, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).
Help Us Help Others
Volunteers are needed to assist clients with completion of the application process in order for them to be considered for admission into the SenioRx Program. For more information on how you can help, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).