If you are uninsured and lost prescriptions during Hurricane Ida, you can now replace them at no cost

News

FILE – In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. President Joe Biden’s call for authorizing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices has energized Democrats on a politically popular idea they’ve been pushing for nearly 20 years only to encounter frustration. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Some residents in Louisiana lost their homes and vehicles because of Hurricane Ida. Others lost their prescriptions during the storm.

The Louisiana Department of Health is trying to help those who did lose their prescriptions through the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program.

LDH says this program is “run by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, EPAP is designed to assist people without health insurance in a federally-identified disaster area replace prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies, and other equipment that they need.”

If you do have insurance, your pharmacy will send the bill to your provider.

If you qualify as someone who does not have insurance and lost your prescriptions during Ida, call EPAP enrollment at 1-855-793-7470.

You will have to answer a few questions in order to enroll for EPAP and then you will be eligible to go to any of these pharmacies in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida.

Below you will find a list of pharmacies that will be able to take care of your prescription needs:

St. James Parish

Gem Drugs Gramercy, 1635 LA-3125, Gramercy, 70052

St. John the Baptist

Gem Drugs Reserve,139 Central Ave, Reserve, 70084

St. Mary Parish

Baldwin Drugs, 702 Main St., Baldwin, LA 70538
Cashway Pharmacy of Franklin, 1419 Hospital Ave, Franklin

Lafourche Parish

Bayou Drug Store, 1615 St. Mary St., Suite F, Thibodeaux
D&M Pharmacy, 1772 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux
Willow Bark Pharmacy #2, 606 LA-20, Thibodaux

Terrebonne Parish

Broadmoor Drug Center, 6096 W. Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Haydel’s Drug Store #2, 831 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, 70363
Lloyd’s Remedies, 3696 W Main St, Gray, 70359
Total Pharmacy Services, 7806 W Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Willow Bark Pharmacy, 2138 Bayou Blue Rd, Houma, 70364
Haydel’s Drug Store #3, LA-311 #100, Houma, 70360
Wolfe’s Pharmacy, 5458 LA-56, Chauvin, 70344

All Walmart Pharmacy locations in the affected areas should be able to take care of your prescriptions now too.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories