Prescription Services & Assistance

Medications can be expensive. If your doctor prescribes a medication you can’t afford, Community Health Free Clinic may be able to help.

You must have a current prescription from a doctor to use our services.

Prescription Services

Our prescription services program provides short-term medications. These are medications that help with temporary problems, like strep throat or a sprained ankle. We also have some medications to help with chronic conditions, like diabetes.

Who Can Use Prescription Services?

You can use our prescription services if you:

  • Are a patient at Community Health Free Clinic, or
  • Have a prescription from another doctor and can’t afford your medications

Medications We Do NOT Provide

We do not store or distribute certain types of medications. These include:

  • Opioids (narcotics)
  • Depressants
  • Stimulants

How to Get Your Medication

You may get medicine that’s prescribed during your walk-in visit.

Or, ask your doctor to fax us your prescription. Our fax number is 319-363-5569.

Medication Refills

If you need a refill for your medication, call 319-363-0416 during clinic hours. To make sure you don’t run out of medicine, call when you have 7 days of medicine left.

Have the following items ready when you call:

  • Your name, date of birth and phone number
  • Prescription (Rx) number (you’ll find it highlighted in yellow on your medicine bottle)
  • Medication name

Prescription Assistance Program (PAP)

Do you need help affording medicine to manage a chronic (long-term) disease? We can help you find and apply for prescription assistance programs, or PAPs. PAPs are offered by pharmaceutical companies. They provide free or low-cost prescription medications. You must meet certain qualifications to receive medicine through a prescription assistance program.

How to Get Help

To learn more about prescription assistance programs, walk in during our clinic hours.