Who qualifies for the urgent need program?
To be eligible for this program you must:
- Live in Minnesota.
- Have an urgent need for insulin.
- Have a current prescription for insulin.
- Pay more than $75 each month for your insulin.
- Not be enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.
- Present identification proving Minnesota residency in the form of a valid Minnesota identification card, driver’s license or permit, or tribal-issued identification. If you are a minor under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must provide the pharmacy with proof of residency.
You can normally access an urgent-need insulin supply only once in a 12-month period. However, if you are waiting for your Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare coverage to begin, or if you have been determined ineligible for a manufacturer’s patient assistance program by the manufacturer and are waiting for the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy’s decision on an appeal, you may be eligible to access a second 30-day supply.
To get longer-term help covering your insulin costs, see if you qualify for the continuing need program.