Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
477 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
You deserve to get the medical care you need. Medications
prescribed by your health care provider are an important part of
staying well, but if you cannot afford them, you run the risk of
The Hope Dispensary of the
Southern Tier, a service of Lourdes Hospital, may be able
to help. This program offers help to individuals who have no
prescription coverage and have a limited income. Patients
at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
(FPL) will be provided with short term and long term
medication assistance. We have staff available to assist with
enrollment in Medicaid and other public programs, if needed. Staff
can also provide information and assistance to patients so they can
obtain a primary care provider, if needed.
Who is Eligible for Prescription
To qualify for prescription
assistance, you must:
- not have any prescription coverage, and
- have an income at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or
Federal Poverty Guidelines
When you come to the Hope Dispensary
for the first time you must provide the
- A photo ID.
- Proof of income, such as:
- Pay stub or bank statement
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Disability paperwork
- Unemployment or Pink Slip from employer
- Proof of residency - One piece of mail with your name and
address (e.g., phone bill, NYSEG bill, or cable bill).
- A prescription.
If you need help with providing this
information to determine eligibility, please come and see us.
What Medications Do
The Hope Dispensary has an inventory
of the most commonly prescribed medications but it does not stock
every medication. We do not carry any controlled substances
or birth control. We will work with you to the best of our
ability to fill your prescription with medication samples and
Where are We Located?
The Hope Dispensary of the
Southern Tier is located at 477 State Street
in Binghamton, across from Binghamton Plaza.
- Take Route 17/I-86 E to I-81 S.
- Take exit 4S onto Route 7 S (Brandywine Highway).
- Take the first right on to Frederick Street.
- Follow Frederick Street to Chenango Street.
- Turn left onto Chenango Street.
- Take the first left to stay on Chenango Street (across from the
entrance to Binghamton Plaza).
- Turn right into the parking lot behind CVS.
- The Hope Dispensary is located directly behind CVS.
For more information call 607-584-9376,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
About the Hope Dispensary
The Dispensary model was founded in
2004 and is sponsored by Saint Thomas Health Services (a member
Ascension Health organization) based in Nashville, TN. This model
is built upon the concept of pooling sample medications from a
healthcare organization or community as well as obtaining bulk
distribution of medications from manufacturers and redistributing
them to patients in need.
Physicians' offices, distributors, and
manufacturers send their donated medications to the program's
central distribution center in Nashville, TN. Local dispensaries
request medications online from the central warehouse in order to
fill local prescriptions for those who meet the eligibility
requirements. The centralized inventory system includes a secure
web-based program for processing orders, managing inventory, and
capturing patient information.
Make a Donation
You can help provide much needed medication to those in need by
making a donation to the Hope Dispensary. Every dollar you
contribute results in about $10 in free medication for patients -
that's 10 times your original donation. Whether you are able to
give one dollar or $1,000, your contribution will make a real
difference in improving the future of health care in our
Your donation can help a heart patient
stay on his life saving heart medications. Your donation can help a
sick child get the antibiotics she needs to get well.
Checks can be made payable to:
Lourdes Hospital Foundation
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
Please be sure to write Hope
Dispensary in the memo line.
You may also make a donation
online with a credit card. Please choose
Other in the Donation Information area of the
form then type Hope Dispensary in the box labled Other.
Please note that donations of medications cannot be
accepted from private individuals.