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Insulin and Epilepsy Medication Programs

Florida Department of Health in Orange County

  • Insulin Program

 

Individuals who qualify, may receive INSULIN at no cost or a reduced cost through The Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

Health Department insulin program is available at the pharmacy.  The pharmacy carries the following:  Novolin & Humulin Insulin 70/30, N, and R.

If the patient meets the screening for financial eligibility, the Health Department will supply the insulin ONLY.  They do not provide lancets, meters, or strips.

This program is for the uninsured only.

The pharmacy hours are: Monday – Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm(Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm)

The pharmacy operates on a walk in basis.  No appointments are scheduled.  Walk ins only Monday -Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm

Address:
832 West Central Blvd
Orlando, Fl 32805
Phone: 407-848-1439

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Florida. An illegal alien living in Florida with the intent to remain meets the residency requirement for Insulin Distribution Program.
  • Has a current prescription for insulin that is stocked by our pharmacy.
  • Is uninsured or is lacking insurance that covers insulin.
  • Has a net family income at or below 100% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Has no more than $2,500.00 in private funds, bank accounts, or assets other than a homestead.

More information about eligibility can be obtained by calling the Preventive Services Clinic (407) 723-4174, 407-723-4230 or (407) 723-4020.

A current prescription is required and must be written by a licensed healthcare practitioner authorized by law to prescribe medication and written within 3 months of application for the Insulin Distribution Program and effective for up to 12 months after it is written.  It must include the following:

  1.  Person's name, typed or printed
  2. Person's date of birth
  3. Physician's state license number
  4. Physician's name, typed or printed
  5. Physician's phone number
  6. Date of prescription
  7.  Type of insulin to be issued
  8. Medication dosage
  9. Amount of medication to be issued at each visit - up to a 3-month supply
  10. Whether or how many refills are allowed

Required Documents for Eligibility:

Proof of ID:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card if applying children
  • Florida state issued identification card
  • Resident Alien card
  • Visa
  • Passport 

Verification of Address:

  • Utility bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • A current lease agreement or mortgage statement

Verification of income:

  • Current pay stubs for four weeks
  • Unemployment verification form
  • Workers compensation verification form
  • Retirement pension verification
  • Social security benefits form
  • Letter of contributions

 To apply and/or pick up insulin supply, contact The Florida Department of Health in Orange County Preventive Services Clinic at the phone numbers listed above. 

FDOH Central Pharmacy will only fill the following Insulin Medicine:

  • Humulin 70/30
  • Humulin N (Intermediate)
  • Humulin R (Regular)
  • Novolin 70/30
  • Novolin N (Intermediate)
  • Novolin R (Regular
  • There are no exceptions to this List

The following resources may provide insulin if you are not eligible for this program:

  • Epilepsy Medication Program

Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and who needs the program's services can apply to be a client.

The Epilepsy Services Program works within the client's ability to pay. If the client's gross family income is less than 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, services are provided free of charge. If the client's gross family income is more than 100 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, medical services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Florida. An illegal alien living in Florida with the intent to remain meets the residency requirement for Epilepsy Program.
  • Has a current prescription for Epilepsy medicine that is on the approved list of Epilepsy medicine.
  • Is uninsured or is lacking insurance that covers Epilepsy medicine.
  • Has a net family income at or below 100% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Has no more than $2,500.00 in private funds, bank accounts, or assets other than a homestead.

More information about eligibility can be obtained by calling the Preventive Services Clinic (407) 723-4174, 407-723-4230 or (407) 723-4020.

A current prescription is required and must be written by a licensed healthcare practitioner authorized by law to prescribe medication and written within 3 months of application for the Epilepsy Program and effective for up to 12 months after it is written.  It must include the following:

  1.  Person's name, typed or printed
  2. Person's date of birth
  3. Physician's state license number
  4. Physician's name, typed or printed
  5. Physician's phone number
  6. Date of prescription
  7.  Type of Epilepsy medicine to be issued
  8. Medication dosage
  9. Amount of medication to be issued at each visit - up to a 3-month supply
  10. Whether or how many refills are allowed 

Required Documents for Eligibility:

Proof of ID:

  • Florida Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card if applying children
  • Florida state issued identification card
  • Resident Alien card
  • Visa
  • Passport 

Verification of Address:

  • Utility bill
  • Phone bill
  • Cable bill
  • A current lease agreement or mortgage statement 

Verification of income:

  • Current pay stubs for four weeks
  • Unemployment verification form
  • Workers compensation verification form
  • Retirement pension verification
  • Social security benefits form
  • Letter of contributions 

To apply and/or pick up insulin supply, contact The Florida Department of Health in Orange County Preventive Services Clinic at the phone numbers listed above.

FDOH Central Pharmacy will only fill the following Epilepsy Medicine:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Carbamazepine
  • Clonazapam
  • Dilantin
  • Depakote
  • Gabaoentin
  • Gabitril
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Levetiracetam (Keppra)
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Primidone
  • Topamax
  • Zonisamide

The following resources may provide Epilepsy medicine if you are not eligible for this program:

Epilepsy Association of Central Florida
109 North Kirkman Road Orlando, FL 32811
407-422-1416