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Medication Assistance

The Medication Assistance Program was initiated in 1997 and was the first hospital based program in New Hampshire to provide assistance in accessing free medications for patients who could not afford them.

Cheshire Medical Center was presented the State's first Medication Bridge Award in 1999 by the President of the NH Senate.

The Medication Assistance Program's purpose is to work as an intermediary between patients, physicians and pharmaceutical companies in order to obtain free medications for chronic conditions. In recent years, this program has provided an average of over $2.5 million per year free prescription drugs for financially qualified patients whose physician is on the staff of Cheshire Medical Center.

The Medication Assistance Program works under the direction of the hospital pharmacy and works closely with physicians and their nurses to assure patients receive the medications they need in order to maintain good health. Staff from the Medication Assistance Program are also available to help patients make decisions associated with the Medicare Part D Prescription Program and work closely with the City of Keene based Service Link program and the hospital's Department of Community Health Education to help patients access federal assistance through the new Medicare Drug Program. Interested patients of physicians who are on the staff of Cheshire Medical Center may ask their doctor or other provider about this program or may contact program coordinator Hayley Compos.


Hayley Compos, Coordinator
Medication Assistance Program
Phone: (603) 354-6546