Charitable Pharmacy

2033 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
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Existing patients: (608) 268-0355 (during pharmacy hours) // New patients: (608) 257-0919
11 am - 2 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
3 pm - 6 pm

Current COVID-19 Procedures

  • Our pharmacy is currently offering curbside pickup! During business hours (M 11-2, T 1-4, Th 3-6), please call (608) 716-4506
  • Existing patients, please call (608) 268-0355
  • New patients, please call (608) 257-0919, extension 1

COVID-19 vaccine: click HERE. (Ages 12+ only)

COVID-19 test: click HERE.

We need your skills! Help us provide free medications for patients in need: Volunteer your time and talent!


Uninsured? Need Help with Medication? We can help:

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1. Who Can Use the Pharmacy?

Patients must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a current prescription
  • Have no prescription drug insurance, including Medicare Part D plans
  • Meet the household-income guideline, 200% of the federal poverty level or lower (Check current guidelines here.)
  • Dane County resident

2. COVID-19

We have COVID-19 and flu vaccines available:

3. How to Apply

You’ll need to be certified before we can fill your prescription. Please call us at (608) 257-0919. Press 1 to continue and then press 38 to reach our receptionist. Please have prescription names ready when calling. 

4. More About Our Pharmacy

The mission of our pharmacy is to help uninsured adults living with low incomes in Dane County with a compassionate resource to fill current prescriptions for free, learn about their medications and find support for getting effective treatment for chronic and acute medical conditions. Our pharmacy is state-licensed and stocks many medications to treat common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, infections and other  illnesses. We provide up to a 30-day supply for each prescription. Our own Managing Pharmacist oversees the program and with well-trained volunteers and UW-Madison Pharmacy School students. (No narcotics are stocked or provided.)

  • For information about patient rights and responsibilities, please click here.
  • If you are a health care provider interested in our pharmacy’s formulary, please click here or call.

5. Have medicine or medical supplies to donate?

Our pharmacy receives medicine at no or very low cost by participating in commercial or public regulated programs and donations of medication from healthcare institutions and providers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers to assure the medicines are unexpired, properly labeled and stored, and untampered with. Many places in Dane County will gladly take durable medical equipment, such as crutches, commodes, wheelchairs, walkers and other goods. Check here for donation options.

We can accept:

  • Unopened personal care products, such as shampoo and lotion.
  • Unexpired, unopened (must be sealed with foil or in blister packs), prescription medicines. As a Wisconsin Drug Repository site, a form must be completed by the donor to complete the donation.
  • Unopened, unexpired over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins and supplements, that have unbroken safety seals.
  • Sealed bandages and wound care products.

Sorry, we cannot accept:

  • Opened personal care products
  • Opened, unexpired prescription medications from households
  • Expired medications. These are considered waste and should be disposed of according to these rules. In Dane County, visit a MedDrop site.
  • Controlled substances (opioids, narcotics, pain killers). Federal Drug Enforcement Administration rules only allow certain people to possess prescribed controlled substance medications, and do not allow donation. Our pharmacy does not carry these medications at all. In Dane County, visit a MedDrop site.


For additional assistance locating resources in your area, please visit: NOVAScripts Compass


“It means the world to me. ... It means I don’t have to go on-again, off-again, and my meds are stabilized – rather than me needing to go to the emergency room all the time.”
- Jennifer, About Our Charitable Pharmacy