Health Care & Medication

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE)

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The Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) program helps you pay for your prescription drugs. Based on your income, you will pay 40%, 70% or 85% of the discounted RIPAE price for prescription drugs. RIPAE covers prescription drugs for certain disease conditions which include Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, diabetes (including insulin and syringes for insulin injections), heart problems, depression, anti-infectives, Parkinson’s Disease, high blood pressure, cancer, urinary incontinence, circulation issues, high cholesterol, asthma and chronic respiratory conditions, osteoporosis, glaucoma and prescription vitamins and mineral supplements for renal patients. RIPAE also offers limited help with the cost of injectable prescription drugs used to treat Multiple Sclerosis. You can purchase all other prescriptions drugs (except for those used to treat cosmetic conditions) at a 15% discount.


How do I apply?

To find out how to apply for the program, please contact RIPAE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?
What if you have Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org