NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card and How It’s Unique

For over 20 years NeedyMeds’ mission has been to educate and empower those seeking affordable healthcare. Starting in 2009, the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card has been helping patients afford their medications. To date, we have saved patients over $295 million on their prescription prices. The free NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card can be used anywhere in the United States at over 65,000 participating pharmacies including all of the major chains to save up to 80% on the cash price of your prescriptions. There are no income, age, or immigration status restrictions. There is no activation or registration needed and no personal information is ever shared when using our card.


The only rule is you can’t use the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card with insurance or any state or federal program. If you’re uninsured, you can use it any time you are purchasing a prescription. If you have health insurance, the card can fill in the gaps in your coverage. If you have any medications not covered under your plan or if you have a high copay or deductible, you can check the price of the card instead of your insurance. You can also use the card on any over-the-counter medications or medical supplies your doctor writes as a prescription, as well as human-equivalent pet prescriptions you’re able to pick up at a pharmacy. All you have to do is present the drug discount card at the time of purchase; if the pharmacist has any questions, have them call the number on the back of the card.


Since 2019, the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card can be used to save 40% on durable medical equipment and diabetic supplies. Patients can buy hundreds of items online at a discount through our partnership with My Virtual Doctor when you enter a NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card ID at checkout. You can use your NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card to save on:

  • Diabetic supplies — needles, syringes, meters, test strips, lancets and more;
  • Splints and braces for ankle, knee, wrist, back;
  • Catheters and incontinence supplies;
  • Bathroom safety supplies — commodes, grab bars, bath benches and more;
  • Compression stockings;
  • Mobility devices such as canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs;
  • Footwear — inserts, socks, slippers;
  • Bladder control pads;
  • and more!


A NeedyMeds drug discount partnership is a great opportunity for organizations to collaborate with us and help those in need in your area. Offer a co-branded card to increase awareness of your organization and contribute positively to your community. We design a plastic card that can include the partner’s name and logo and prepare camera-ready and web-ready graphics. We work with each partner to help them determine the best way to distribute their branded cards and educate the users how to maximize their savings with the card. Partners receive monthly reports on the card’s usage and how much they are saving the population you serve. These reports can help empirically illustrate how your organization is helping people in your community. Contact today if you’re interested in finding out more about the opportunity or to request a large quantity of cards.


There are many ways that you can make use of the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card. You can order a plastic card on our website, download a printable PDF, or as a smartphone app.You can use the card yourself and share it with your family and friends; one family could use the same card and it never expires. For more help finding information, check our website or call our toll-free helpline Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern Time at 1-800-503-6897.


The NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card differs from most other cards in three significant ways.

  • We don’t want people to use our card without first checking to see if there are programs that provide the medicine at no cost.
  • We don’t gather any identifiable information from users. Other cards use your information for marketing purposes — either for themselves or they sell it to others.
  • The money we earn from this program goes towards expanding our work, not into the pocket of investors or venture capitalists. 

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