Hope Dispensary


477 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607-584-9376
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.

Dispensary of HopeThe 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 Help?

To qualify for prescription assistance, you must:

  • not have any prescription coverage, and
  • have an income at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or less.

Federal Poverty Guidelines




Family Size 200% FPL 200% FPL
1 $21,789 $1,815
2 $29,420 $2,452
3 $37,060 $3,088
4 $44,700 $3,725
5 $52,340 $4,362
6 $59,980 $4,998
7 $67,620 $5,635
8 $75,260 $6,272

When you come to the Hope Dispensary for the first time you must provide the following:

  1. A photo ID.
  2. Proof of income, such as:
    • Pay stub or bank statement
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/ Disability paperwork
    • Unemployment or Pink Slip from employer
  3. Proof of residency - One piece of mail with your name and address (e.g., phone bill, NYSEG bill, or cable bill).
  4. A prescription.

If you need help with providing this information to determine eligibility, please come and see us.

What Medications Do We Carry?

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.

Where are We Located?

The Hope Dispensary of the Southern Tier is located at 477 State Street in Binghamton, across from Binghamton Plaza.

The Hope Dispensary is located at 477 State Street, Binghamton.


From Route 17/I-86:

  1. Take Route 17/I-86 E to I-81 S.
  2. Take exit 4S onto Route 7 S (Brandywine Highway).
  3. Take the first right on to Frederick Street.
  4. Follow Frederick Street to Chenango Street.
  5. Turn left onto Chenango Street.
  6. Take the first left to stay on Chenango Street (across from the entrance to Binghamton Plaza).
  7. Turn right into the parking lot behind CVS.
  8. The Hope Dispensary is located directly behind CVS.

For more information call 607-584-9376, Monday-Friday,
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.

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

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 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 choose Other in the Donation Information area of the form then type Hope Dispensary in the box labeled Other.

Please note that donations of medications cannot be accepted from private individuals.

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