Spreading the Word on PPA in Chinatown

Last week, New York Health Works coordinated an event in Chinatown (Manhattan), where Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and City Council Member Margaret Chin met with senior citizens at the Project Open Door Senior Center to help educate them about the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a program that helps some 6.5 million people across the country get the prescription medicines they need.

Patients seeking help obtaining their medicines can call PPA’s toll-free number (1-888-4-PPA-NOW or 1-888-477-2669) to talk to a trained specialist. PPA specialists speak a number of Chinese dialects including Cantonese and Mandarin. It only takes ten to 15 minutes to find out if a patient may qualify for free or nearly free medications.

At the meeting, Silver and Chin distributed a Chinese-language information sheet about PPA, the first time such outreach has been done in New York. More than 225,000 New Yorkers have already been assisted by PPA.

Check out this video that contains highlights of the event.

PPA is a simple and easy way for those who are struggling with their prescription drug costs to obtain the life-saving medicines they need. Additionally, you will only be asked for information needed to determine eligibility and all information provided is strictly confidential.

Watch this video to learn more about how the PPA program can help you!

-Jaime Venditti