MedBank, a nonprofit enterprise, strives to improve the quality-of-life and collective health and well-being of the communities it serves. To that end, the organization provides access to vital medications to patients who, for a variety of socioeconomic reasons, otherwise could not obtain them.
MedBank helps eligible patients access large pharmaceutical company Patient Assistance Programs to obtain free medications. Referrals are accepted from physicians, hospitals and social service agencies by fax or mail. MedBank also operates on site services at several area clinics.
MedBank staff and volunteers assist each patient in completing an application for each individual prescription. After applications are signed by the patient and physician, MedBank submits all forms to the appropriate pharmaceutical companies. Each company will send the select medications to the physician’s office, where the patient may pick them up in as little as 10 days. Although MedBank does not provide emergency services, patients released from area hospitals and new patients may qualify for a 30-day supply or until the first shipment of medications arrives for them.
PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY:
- Patient must be a resident of a participating county in Southeastern and Central Georgia.
- Patient must be diagnosed with a chronic illness (MedBank can apply for neither antibiotics nor narcotics).
- Patient must have NO prescription drug coverage or public entitlement.
- Patient and household members must provide required proof of income
- Patient must meet select company income criteria.
ABO BENEFIT SCREENING, REFERRAL AND ENROLLMENT
Additionally, MedBank provides clients with its benefit eligibility screening, referral and enrollment service, Access Benefits Online (ABO.) ABO connects low-income people to public and other benefits through an online tool that allows MedBank to screen for eligibility and assist with referrals and applications for qualifying income-enhancing benefits and programs.
BENEFITS MEDBANK SCREENS FOR:
|Low Income Medicaid
PeachCare for Kids
Planning for Healthy Babies
Right from the Start Medicaid
|School Lunch Program
Bank on Savannah
LifeLine/Link Up (Free Phone/Minutes)
Child Tax Credit
Free Tax Prep
Anyone can be screened using MedBank’s ABO service. Eligibility for each individual benefit within the ABO screening is based on the criteria of the programs and benefits. The final determination of eligibility, and the level or amount of benefit received will be decided by the agency providing the benefit. For questions or to set up an appointment, please contact MedBank Headquarters at 912-356-2898.
Liz Longshore Stephens, Executive Director
Rebecca Major, Assistant Director
Marge Owings, Case Specialist
Ena Wilson, Case Specialist
Angela Toole, Senior Benefits Specialist
Amber Fordham, Case Specialist
Shay Jones, Case Specialist
Tawanna Shuman, Case Specialist