West Virginia Rx: Prescriptions for West Virginians

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Why Is WVRx Needed?Why Is WVRx Needed?

  • Most uninsured and under-insured patients represent about 30-40% of charity care for hospitals. The cost of charity care in WV hospitals is significantly high. This program saves millions in charity care costs for WV hospitals and helps the doctors who care so generously for these patients.
  • In West Virginia, approximately a half million West Virginians or nearly 30% of the state’s residents lack prescription drug coverage or access to brand name medication therapies because they are so costly.
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What Are We Doing?What Are We Doing?

  • Simplifying and streamlining the dispensing of brand name medicines donated by manufacturers and acting as a "point-of-entry" so that medications available directly from drug manufacturer patient assistance programs can be obtained by patients confused by an already complicated system or who lack the knowledge that these avenues of access actually exist.
  • Providing a user friendly service for patients, doctors and clinics.
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How Are We Doing This?How Are We Doing This?

  • We are developing and maintaining a network of patient advocates, doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals throughout the state and working as a trusted partner as Patient Navigators.
  • Armed with the knowledge that the patient is eligible and what medicines can be accessed, WVRx registers the patient for medications and programs he or she is eligible for, and works directly with patients to help health care entities lighten the load of this work.
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Step 1: Download and print the enrollment forms
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You may also obtain enrollment information by:

  • Sending an e-mail request to:
  • Calling WVRx toll-free at 877-388-WVRx (877-388-9879)
Step 2: Complete the WVRx application
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 Complete the application and gather necessary attachments. These will vary depending on your unique situation, but may include:

  • Proof of Household Income
  • Medicaid Denial Letter
  • Unemployment Documentation
  • Workers' Compensation Letter
Step 3: Mail in your WVRx application
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Send your application along with necessary documentation (e.g., proof of annual income) and $30 annual processing fee* to:

WVRx Patient Eligibility
1520 Washington Street East
Charleston, WV 25311

When we receive your complete application, turnaround time for approval takes about a week**. WVRx will notify you and your physician. You are eligible for one year from the date of your approval letter.

Eligibility Information

You are eligible for WVRx if:

  • You live in West Virginia
  • Your yearly income is 250% or less of the Federal Poverty Level
  • You do not receive government assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare Part D, or Veteran’s Benefits
  • You don’t have prescription drug coverage
  • You can provide a photo ID

To Fill Your Prescriptions

  • Mail your brand name prescriptions to WVRx
  • If your medicine is on our drug list it will be mailed to your home
  • If your medicine is not on our drug list, we will complete Patient Assistance Forms and forward them to your prescriber. Drug companies will mail your medicine to your prescriber or your home.

Please remember:

WVRx does NOT fill generic prescriptions.
WVRx does NOT fill or handle any controlled drugs.
**$30 processing fee will be returned if you are not approved for WVRx