Skip to main content

Memorial Hospital Offers Program to Help Patients with Prescription Costs

October 23, 2019

NORTH CONWAY, NH: Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of the MedAccess Program, which helps patients find low cost prescription drug options.

Funded by MaineHealth, the program is open to anyone who has trouble affording their medications, even if their primary provider’s office is not located at Memorial Hospital. MedAccess staff will work directly with patients and their physician to find ways to lower their medication costs.

“Navigating prescription assistance programs can be overwhelming for people,” said Christie Cannell, Prescription Assistance Case Manager at Memorial Hospital. “MedAccess makes that easier on patients. We will work with them and their provider’s office to make sure all paperwork is complete and follow-up until they get their medications.”

The program allows patients to apply for free medications through pharmaceutical companies, find less expensive generic alternatives, price check medications at different pharmacies, and find co-pay funding assistance.

Christie is a native of the Mount Washington Valley and was previously based in Portland, ME, managing a caseload for Maine residents statewide. The program was recently expanded to include Memorial Hospital, through MaineHealth.

“I have worked with patients in Maine for several years and always wanted to bring MedAccess to the Mount Washington Valley,” said Christie. “I am excited to return to the area and offer the program to locals.”

MedAccess can also provide patients with other ways to get medications through federal, state and local programs. There is no charge to patients or their doctor’s office for the services.

For more information and to apply, contact Christie at 603-356-5461 ext. 2503.

News from Around MaineHealth

View All
Memorial Receives Federal Grant to Support Dementia Capable Programs
Mt. Washington Valley organizations will soon be able to offer older adults with dementia and their caregivers additional evidence-based programs and services over the next few years.
Asymptomatic and Preoperative COVID-19 Testing moves to the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department
Previously, COVID-19 tests were performed in the upper parking lot of the hospital’s outpatient physical therapy building.
MaineHealth’s Access to Care team connects Mainers with coverage during 2021 Open Enrollment
MaineHealth’s Access to Care team is prepared to assist and educate Mainers in shopping for health insurance plans during the Open Enrollment period, which runs November 1 through December 15.
MaineHealth Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
Memorial Hospital welcomes Carolyn Brown to its primary care practice
Her experiences in the emergency room, as a school nurse, and in family practice will serve her well in her new position with Memorial Hospital’s Mt. Washington Valley Rural Health Care practice.
New orthopedic surgeon adds an additional specialty at Memorial Hospital
Phinney, now an orthopedic surgeon, is the newest member of the Memorial Hospital orthopedic staff.
Memorial Hospital welcomes local physician to its primary care team
A Michigan native and born into a family of nurses, Dr. Smith started college at Michigan State University with health care in in mind.
Memorial Hospital welcomes local physician to its primary care team
An obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. LaBudde joins Memorial’s growing Women’s Health and Family Birthing Center practices in September.
Memorial Hospital Reminds Parents to Check Children's Immunization Status
Dr. Wenda Saunders, a pediatrician at Memorial Hospital’s Mt. Washington Rural Health Care is encouraging families to get caught up with immunizations.
Memorial Hospital Adds Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing
Appointments are required for patients without COVID-19 symptoms who would like to be tested.