Nov 4, 2013 3:24 PM by Keli Moore, KSBY News

Free prescription medications for those in need

For some families, the cost of prescription medication to treat chronic illnesses has become a burden. That's where Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, or APA, can help.

The group can get someone a prescription medication like Advair, which would cost more than $200 for someone with no insurance, for free.

Over the last year, the group has saved locals $2 million on medications, locals like Gloria Bruch.

"They just don't know about it and it is just such a blessing to so many people of all ages that it is necessary for the word to get out," said Gloria Bruch, who has been using the program since August.

Anyone who cannot afford their medication and has a chronic illness can apply for the program.

APA has four locations: Marian Regional Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Hospital, SLO Noor Free Clinic and CHC Bishop.

The group relies on donations and grant dollars to help those in need. To donate or apply for APA call (805) 614-2040.



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