Have been on blood pressure meds for years I now have no insurance or doc to give me scripts what can I do?
Do you have any clinics in your area? Can you get medicaid? If you are out of BP meds and feel your BP is high, the fastest way to get help is go to the er and tell them you think your bp is up because you're out of meds and why. Someone should help you with a script there. If the hospital takes any federal funds they can't turn you down because of inability to pay. You have got to treat your bp or you'll stroke and end up admitted to the hospital. Make sure they know you can't afford much in meds, so they don't order the real expensive drugs. Maybe they can help you find help.
You can go to the library and get online and search for Community Health Centers or Federally Qualified Health Centers in your county. You can also search for Low Cost Healthcare Resources in your area or state and Free Clinics. Once you get a prescription you can call the manufacturer or visit them online and see what program(s) they have to help you either get the medication for free or very low cost. The county health centers will probably have similar programs.
I am really surprised that your doctor won't work with you. Most doctors will see you at a discount rate or will let you pay over time. Have you talked to the staff at your doctor's office? Have you talked to your doctor about samples and maybe a script to hold you over until you can arrange another physician? Most docs will at least do these things to hold you over. Have you seen your old doctor in the past year? If it has been longer than a year they may hold out and demand that you see the physician before writting a new script. Please call them if you haven't and explain the situation. At the same time as the other responents have mentioned look for community support. Your old doctor may also help you will this.
When you find out let me know. I ran out of blood pressure meds. Pharmacy said dr office told them no refill, I had to get an appt. I call. They say they don't even know if they can see me because it's been over a year. So I have a potentially deadly problem but you can't see me? I've moved anyway so I decide to find some place closer. They tell me they can't see me until they get my records. I got my records sent, but since it's been over a year they won't schedule me either. I work every day until 4pm. I'm debating going to the urgent care tomorrow on my day off. I can feel the pressure when I bend down, lay down, behind my eyes. It's not a joke.
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