Access2wellness is designed to assist people with limited or no
health insurance get the help they need to lead healthier lives.
Through access2wellness, people can learn about a variety of
assistance programs that, combined, offer more than 1,000
prescription medicines and medical products for free or at a discount
to qualified individuals. In just a few, easy steps, we can help
patients find the assistance program that's best for them.
was access2wellness created?
Access2wellness is a service from Johnson & Johnson Health Care
Systems Inc., and reflects the company's commitment to improving
access to better health care. As the number of assistance programs
has increased, many patients and health care professionals have grown
confused by the available choices. Access2wellness was developed to
help people find information on assistance programs quickly and
do patients qualify for these programs?
Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria. In order to
determine someone's eligibility for any of these assistance programs,
you can use the Eligibility
|General requirements for patients may include:
- No private or public prescription medication
- Specific financial criteria
- Residence in the United States or a United States
The Operating Companies of Johnson & Johnson also
provide discounts on many non-prescription, or
over-the-counter, medicines and medical products. Learn more.
the resources available through access2wellness help seniors find
information about prescription medication coverage?
Yes. Seniors who use access2wellness can access information about the
Prescription Drug Coverage Program or call 800-633-4227. They may
also find other programs that provide assistance.
visiting www.access2wellness.com, what information will patients
need in order to determine eligibility for the various assistance
You will need to provide information such as age, zip code, estimated
annual household income and prescription medications they are
currently taking or have been prescribed. They also need to state
whether they currently have any type of health insurance and/or
prescription drug coverage. All responses remain confidential.
happens if the Eligibility Tool indicates a patient is qualified?
If the patient qualifies, they may have the option of completing an
online application, downloading a printable application, or to be
directed to another website for more information. The applicant may
need to have a health care professional sign the application form and
supply specific prescription information.All applications should be mailed to the
address of the specific assistance program being applied for.
long will it take to process an application?
Depending on the program, from the time a completed application is
received, it may take a few minutes to a few days to determine
whether the applicant qualifies. If the application is missing any
information, it will take longer. The items commonly missing include:
- The applicant's signature and the health care
- The dosage, amount and number of refills for each
separate prescription. All prescriptions must include the health
care prescriber's signature.
- The applicant's tax-filing status. If the
patient files taxes, the most recent Federal Income Tax Return must
be included. If the patient is claimed as a dependent on another
person's taxes, include that person's return (the one claiming the
patient as a dependent).
long will it take for patients to receive their prescription
It varies from one assistance program to the next. Programs available
through access2wellness are committed to getting prescriptions to
patients as quickly as possible.
will patients receive their prescription medications?
Patients will receive their prescription medications in one of three
1) From their health care professional's office;
2) Mailed to their home; or
3) By using a pharmacy card at a local pharmacy.
long will patients continue to receive free or discounted
Each assistance program has different renewal requirements. Some
programs require patients to reapply. If so, information will be
mailed to patients when it's time to reapply.
does it mean to be an access2wellness Advocate Organization?
Becoming an access2wellness Advocate Organization involves spreading
the word about access2wellness to uninsured or underinsured patients
who qualify. Outreach can include placing a link to
access2wellness.com on your organization's Web site, including
information about access2wellness on your organization's printed
materials or making access2wellness printed material available to
those you serve.
do I become an access2wellness Advocate Organization?
We appreciate your interest in access2wellness. To become an
access2wellness Advocate Organization or to learn more about how you
can help, please contact the access2wellness for more information.
an access2wellness Advocate Organization, how else can we help
patients get access to better health care?
One of the best ways our Advocate Organizations can help uninsured
and underinsured patients is to spread the word about programs like
access2wellness. You can discuss access2wellness and other available
assistance programs, offer help to those trying to apply for
assistance and encourage others in the health care community to do
the same. Including a link to access2wellness.com on your
organization's website provides an easy way for individuals to learn
more about access2wellness.