Medication Assistance Programs

At UNC Healthcare, we offer two programs that may help you to receive your medications at a lower cost.

Pharmacy Assistance Program (PAP)

You may qualify for the PAP if you:

  • Do not have insurance
  • Are a resident of North Carolina
  • Are being treated by a UNC doctor in a UNC clinic
  • Have low income (less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level)

Counselors are available Monday - Friday, from 9 am - 6 pm, to discuss the PAP program and answer your questions.

They’re located in the Central Outpatient Pharmacy, on the ground floor of the Cancer Hospital. You can also contact a Pharmacy Assistance Counselor by phone at 984-974-2374 (Option 1, then 1).

Download the UNC Pharmacy Assistance Program Application

Medication Assistance Program (MAP)

MAP programs are from medicine companies who may be able to help you pay for your medications if you:

  • Do not have insurance
  • Do not have enough insurance for high cost specialty medications
  • Have a low income

You may be asked to document your income. Examples of paperwork that may be requested are:

  • Three recent paycheck stubs
  • Three recent bank statements
  • A copy of your insurance card(s)
  • W2 forms, 1040 forms
  • Your most recent State and Federal tax return(s)

Counselors are available Monday - Friday, from 8 am - 4:30 pm, to discuss the MAP program, verify your eligibility, help you with enrollment and answer any questions you may have.

You may speak with them in person at the NC Neurosciences Hospital, on the ground floor across from the elevator, or by phone at 984-974-2374 (Option 1, then 1).

You can also contact Medication Assistance Counselors at the Shared Services Center by calling 919-957-5600 (Option 4, then follow the options for the appropriate service area).