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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You may have a prescription for medicine you know you need but haven’t been able to afford. Maybe you’ve taken that medication only when you felt sick. Perhaps you’re waiting to become eligible for health insurance coverage. We may be able to help you. This is why we operate the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. 

Who Is Eligible

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

  • Already have a valid prescription frompharamcy first light with white on right 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

By doing the following, you will need to certify for the program at our Service Center (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) at some point Monday through Friday between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.:

  • Fill out an initial form with an intake receptionist
  • Complete a more-detailed application, which will require proof of claimed income
  • Bring the following documents with you:
    • Photo ID
    • Proof of Dane County residency (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 (indicating dollar amount received)
    • If you claim no income:
      • A letter (on agency letterhead) — from the health agency staffer 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 ensure that low-income uninsured persons in Dane County have a compassionate resource to rely on for receiving ‒ without charge ‒ the prescribed medications, related medication education, and planning they need for effective treatment of their chronic and acute medical conditions. Our pharmacy is a fully state-licensed program providing prescribed medications at no charge to low-income adults who qualify for the pharmacy’s services. We stock 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 enlists many well-trained volunteers in helping meet medication needs among local adults struggling to make ends meet. (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.

Persons interesIMG_7190ted in volunteering for service in our pharmacy may apply through this link: 

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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