Medication Adherence: Resources for Patients

This page has resources for health care professionals to use with their patients to promote medication-taking behavior.

Title Description Organization
Benefits Check Up This website helps patients find benefit programs that will offer financial assistance for medications, health care, food, utilities, and more. National Council on Aging
My Medicine List This online tool helps patients keep track of all of their medications. Patients can save electronic versions and print copies. This tool is for people with higher literacy levels. ASHP
NeedyMeds NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and health care costs. NeedyMeds, Inc
Partnership for Prescription Assistance The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients find the medications they need for free or at a discounted price. Users can be matched with patient assistance programs based on their eligibility or find free or low-cost clinics who can provide financial assistance. Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Questions to Ask Your Health care Team (PDF, 205 KB) This resource provides a list of questions patients can ask their health care providers about the medications they and their family are taking. www.LearnAboutRxSafety.org
RxAssist RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs to help patients who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist
Script Your Future The Script Your Future campaign is focused on helping patients take their medication as directed. The website offers multiple tools to manage medications, such as medication charts, as well as resources for conversations about medicine with their health care team. National Consumers League

Resources selected for this page must be intended for people with diabetes or their caregivers. They must incorporate strategies to improve medication adherence and be applicable in “real-world” settings. They must also be user-friendly, accessible to the public, contain limited or no product-specific advertising, and reveal relevant financial relationships.