477 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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 getting sicker.
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?
- What Medications Do We Carry?
- Where are We Located?
- About the Hope Dispensary
- Make a Donation
Patients who are eligible for the Dispensary of Hope medication must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines and either lack insurance or are covered under a plan with no prescription coverage. Patients with Medicaid, Medicare, or VA coverage are not eligible for the Dispensary of Hope drugs. An access site is responsible for confirming a patient’s status as a qualified patient. Proof of income must be retained by the access site for three (3) years and a 30-day grace period is acceptable for patients without proof of income on their first point of contact with Access Site.
Federal Poverty Guidelines
When you come to the Hope Dispensary for the first time you must provide the following:
- A photo ID.
- Proof of income, such as:
- Form W2
- Pay stub
- Letter from employer showing compensation
- Food Stamp letter
- 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.
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 generic medications.
The Hope Dispensary of the Southern Tier is located at 477 State Street in Binghamton, across from Binghamton Plaza.
From Route 17/I-86:
- 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, Monday-Friday,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
The Dispensary of Hope is a charitable medication distributor. Through innovative stewardship of the pharmaceutical supply-chain, the Dispensary of Hope collects and distributes millions of dollars of pharmaceuticals annually to charitable clinics and pharmacies to dispense to low income, uninsured patients. Pharmacies and clinics utilize Dispensary of Hope medication to address community health concerns, as the cornerstone of avoidable hospital readmission programs and to reduce unnecessary emergency room use that often results from lack of access to affordable medication.
Medication is received from two main sources, including manufacturers and health systems. The Dispensary of Hope operates its “Fill the Box Fill the Need” campaign by which physician practices donate surplus sample brand medication. Over 1,000 practices across the United States donate using our “Fill the Box Fill the Need” Hope Boxes™. Combined, these manufactures and physicians have donated over $150 million AWP* in medication.
Medication is distributed domestically to access sites, which include federally qualified health centers, free clinics, charitable pharmacies, outpatient pharmacies, and state central access programs, all licensed to dispense medication. The typical recipients of Dispensary of Hope medication are patients between the ages of 18 and 65, with income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and who are pharmaceutically uninsured.
Today, the work of the Dispensary of Hope is delivered by a national collaborative of health systems, drug manufacturers, and others dedicated to providing medication access to the most underserved communities. Each day, this collaborative is humbled by the stories heard from patients, the challenges they take on in seeking medical care and the trials they face in securing the medication that often keeps them alive.
*AWP (average wholesale price) is one publicly available metric that could be used to value prescription medication; however, other factors would likely need to be considered to determine the value for auditing or tax purposes.
The Lourdes Hope Dispensary one of many dispensaries in a national program that provides sustainable access to medicine for underinsured communities. To read more about the national program, visit the Dispensary of Hope website at dispensaryofhope.org.
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 community.
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 note that donations of medications cannot be accepted from private individuals.