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Emergency Prescription Assistance Program now live in Louisiana

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 16:36:37-04

Louisiana residents who were impacted by Hurricane Ida and who are uninsured can now get their prescriptions and medical supplies lost or destroyed during the storm replaced free of charge.

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program, or EPAP, is part of the federal government's disaster response approach. It's designed to assist people without health insurance in a federally-identified disaster area replace prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies, and other equipment that they need.

For those patients with insurance, the pharmacies will bill the person's insurance provider.

People who live within the parishes of the defined Louisiana disaster area, and do NOT have any form of prescription insurance, should call the EPAP enrollment hotline at 1-855- 793-7470. You will be asked to provide information to enroll in the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) and receive no cost services outlined above.

For more information on EPAP, please click here on the US Department of Health and Human Services website.

Pharmacies across Louisiana are open and able to help meet the needs of residents, including in South Central Louisiana (LDH Region 3). In addition to all Walmart stores being open and able to dispense medications, the following pharmacies have notified LDH they are operational in Region 3:

St. James Parish
Gem Drugs Gramercy, 1635 LA-3125, Gramercy, 70052

St. John the Baptist
Gem Drugs Reserve,139 Central Ave, Reserve, 70084

St. Mary Parish
Baldwin Drugs, 702 Main St., Baldwin, LA 70538
Cashway Pharmacy of Franklin, 1419 Hospital Ave, Franklin

Lafourche Parish
Bayou Drug Store, 1615 St. Mary St., Suite F, Thibodeaux
D&M Pharmacy, 1772 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux
Willow Bark Pharmacy #2, 606 LA-20, Thibodaux

Terrebonne Parish
Broadmoor Drug Center, 6096 W. Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Haydel's Drug Store #2, 831 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, 70363
Lloyd's Remedies, 3696 W Main St, Gray, 70359
Total Pharmacy Services, 7806 W Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Willow Bark Pharmacy, 2138 Bayou Blue Rd, Houma, 70364
Haydel's Drug Store #3, LA-311 #100, Houma, 70360
Wolfe's Pharmacy, 5458 LA-56, Chauvin, 70344

A list of open Walgreens stores in Louisiana (as of Sept. 14, 2021) can be viewed here.

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