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Insulin Distribution Program

Florida Department of Health in Putnam County

Program Description 

Individuals who qualify, may receive INSULIN at no cost or a reduced cost through the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County.

Test tape, blood sugar monitors, and syringes are NOT provided.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a bona-fide resident of Florida. An illegal alien living in Florida with the intent to remain meets the residency requirement for Insulin Distribution Program.
  • Has a current prescription for insulin that is stocked by our CHD.
  • Is uninsured or is lacking insurance that covers insulin.
  • Has a net family income at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines 2014 http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/14poverty.cfm.
  • Has no more than $2,500.00 in private funds, bank accounts, or assets other than a homestead.

More information about eligibility can be answered by calling 386-326-3200.

A current prescription is required, issued by a licensed healthcare practitioner authorized by law to prescribe medication and written within 3 months of application for the Insulin Distribution Program and effective for up to 12 months after it is written. It must include the following:

  • Person's name, typed or printed
  • Person's date of birth
  • Physician's state license number
  • Physician's name, typed or printed
  • Physician's phone number
  • Date of prescription
  • Type of epilepsy medication to be issued
  • Medication dosage
  • Amount of medication to be issued at each visit - up to 3 month supply
  • Number of refills if allowed

To apply and/or pick up insulin supply, contact the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County at 386-326-3200.

Additional Resources 

The following resources may provide insulin if you are not eligible for this program:

American Diabetes Association

Needy Meds

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

RxAssist

RxHope

Sanofi - Aventis Patient Assistance Program (Lantus, Apidra) - Phone 888-847-4877

Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program (Levemir, Novolin, NovoLog, Disposable Needles) - Phone 866-310-7549

Lilly Cares (Humulin, Humalog) 800-545-6962