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How the Cumberland County Medication Access Program works for you and your patients

  1. The physician identifies a patient who is stabilized on a medication for a chronic condition and has problems paying for the medicine.



  2. The physician writes a prescription for a patient to present at the CCMAP pharmacy.
  3. The patient will need to fill out an application and provide proof of income verification.
  4. CCMAP staff will screen the patient for financial eligibility and the availability of a program to provide the needed medication(s).
    1. If there is a patient assistance program (PAP) the CCMAP staff will generate the necessary paperwork.
    2. In the event that the medication is not available through a manufacturer’s PAP but an equivalent is, CCMAP will contact the physician for a recommendation about substitution.
    3. For medications without a PAP or until PAP medications arrive from the manufacturer the patient will be dispensed a sample (from medications donated to CCMAP) free of charge whenever possible.
    4. The CCMAP pharmacy does maintain a small standing formulary of some common chronic disease medications which are always available to patients free of charge.
  5. Prescriptions generated from TPC and pharmaceutical company paperwork will be sent to the physician for signatures.
  6. After signing, the physician will return the forms to CCMAP by mail or via the patient.
  7. The medication will be shipped to CCMAP (average of 4-6 weeks) and dispensed from the CCMAP. CCMAP staff will notify patients when their medications or paperwork are available for pick up.
  8. The physician's office will be notified when renewal of the prescription is needed.