Get Prescriptions for Less


Prescription Relief Line
(518) 935-2307

The City of Albany Prescription Relief Program is supported by Community Block Grants.

The City of Albany through SSA’s Community Services Department is pleased to offer this service to residents in need of information and counseling on prescription coverage. Offered through a variety of programs including EPIC, Medicaid, Medicare D, Family Health Plus,  and Child Health Plus, income eligible* residents can apply for the hundreds of drugs offered free by manufacturers through Patient Assistance Programs.

*Income Level Based on Medication – Call for further information.

How City of Albany Residents Can Benefit

  • Residents of all ages receive eligibility screening for the many brand-name drugs offered free directly from the drug manufacturer. We will research and assist in the application process for these programs.
  • Senior residents receive counseling on the Medicare D drug benefit. Counselors are available to provide information on enrollment dates and available plans.
  • Senior residents learn about the New York State sponsored Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), and how it relates to the Medicare D drug benefit.
  • Residents of all ages can learn more about Healthy New York, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid and Medicaid Spend-Down.