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We may be able to help you at the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy.
Who Can Use the Pharmacy?
Be 18 years old 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.)
Confirm Dane County residency
How to Apply
You’ll need to be certified before we can fill your prescription. Please call us first at 608-257-0919. The, you’ll visit our Service Center (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) Monday through Friday between 9 am – 3:30 pm:
Fill out a form with a receptionist
Complete an application, which requires proof of any income
Bring these things with you:
Proof that you live in Dane County (a bill, lease, current check stub or photo ID with address)
If you have any income, papers that show household income (includes everyone who lives in your household):
Two most-recent paychecks or pay stubs
Unemployment benefit statement
Social Security, SSDI or SSI income statements
Income portion of FoodShare benefit statement
Child support and/or alimony statements
Latest tax return
Proof of any other source of income the shows the dollar amount
If you have no income:
A letter (on agency letterhead) from the health agency staff or social services case manager who referred you stating that you have no income and no health insurance
A letter from anyone who provides you with money to pay bills stating that you have no income and no health insurance
Our pharmacy is located at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road.
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 pharmacyis 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 Detailed Information
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. If you wish to use the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy and believe you may be eligible, call us first at one of the numbers above.
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.
Sorry, we cannot accept:
Opened personal care products, such as shampoo and lotion. Households could share these items with friends and family. Otherwise, dispose of them.
Opened, unexpired prescription medications from households.
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.
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.
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.
Interested in volunteering in our pharmacy? Apply here: