Charitable Pharmacy

2033 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
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(608) 268-0355 (during pharmacy hours) or (608) 442-7200
Mon. & Wed.:
1 - 4 p.m.
3 - 6 p.m.

Uninsured? Need Help with Medication?

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We may be able to help you at
St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. 

Who Is Eligible

To receive free medications and services through the program, you must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Already have a valid prescription from any appropriate healthcare provider
  • Have no prescription drug coverage, including Medicare Part D plans
  • Meet the household-income guideline, 200% of the federal poverty level guideline or lower (See information about this on another organization’s website here.)
  • Confirm Dane County residency

How to Apply

You’ll need to be certified before we can fill your prescription. Visit our Service Center (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) Monday through Friday between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.:

  • Fill out a form with an intake receptionist
  • Complete a detailed application, which will require proof of claimed income
  • Bring these things with you:
    • Photo ID
    • Proof that you live in Dane County (a bill, lease, current check stub or photo ID with address)
    • If you claim any income, verification of household income (of all household members), including any of the following that pertain:
      • 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 (with dollar amount received)
    • If you claim no income:
      • A letter (on agency letterhead) — from the health agency staff or social-service 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
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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 pharmacy is state-licensed and stocks many medications to treat common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, infections and other chronic or acute illnesses. The program is designed to provide up to a 30-day supply per prescription refill. 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 more details about our Charitable Pharmacy program and eligibility, please click here. For information about patient rights and responsibilities in our pharmacy program, please click here. If you are a health care provider interested in knowing our pharmacy’s drug formulary, please click here (or contact us at the phone numbers above  to ensure you have the most up-to-date information). If you wish to use the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy and believe you may be eligible, please contact us first by phone at one of the numbers listed above.

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“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