Emergency Prescription Assistance Program now live in Louisiana

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Prescriptions and medical supplies for items lost or destroyed in Hurricane Ida are replaced free of charge for uninsured
Baton Rouge, La. (Sept. 14, 2021) — People impacted by Hurricane Ida and who are uninsured can get their prescriptions free of charge. The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) is part of the federal government’s disaster response approach. Run by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, EPAP is designed to assist people without health insurance in a federally-identified disaster area replace prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies, and other equipment that they need.
For those patients with insurance, the pharmacies will bill the person’s insurance provider.
People who live within the parishes of the defined Louisiana disaster area, and do NOT have any form of prescription insurance, should call the EPAP enrollment hotline at 1-855- 793-7470. You will be asked to provide information to enroll in the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) and receive no cost services outlined above.
For more information on EPAP, please access https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/epap/Pages/default.aspx on the US Department of Health and Human Services website.
Pharmacies across Louisiana are open and able to help meet the needs of residents, including in South Central Louisiana (LDH Region 3). In addition to all Walmart stores being open and able to dispense medications, the following pharmacies have notified LDH they are operational in Region 3:
St. James Parish
Gem Drugs Gramercy, 1635 LA-3125, Gramercy, 70052
St. John the Baptist
Gem Drugs Reserve,139 Central Ave, Reserve, 70084
St. Mary Parish
Baldwin Drugs, 702 Main St., Baldwin, LA 70538
Cashway Pharmacy of Franklin, 1419 Hospital Ave, Franklin
Lafourche Parish
Bayou Drug Store, 1615 St. Mary St., Suite F, Thibodeaux
D&M Pharmacy, 1772 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux
Willow Bark Pharmacy #2, 606 LA-20, Thibodaux
Terrebonne Parish
Broadmoor Drug Center, 6096 W. Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Haydel’s Drug Store #2, 831 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, 70363
Lloyd’s Remedies, 3696 W Main St, Gray, 70359
Total Pharmacy Services, 7806 W Park Ave, Houma, 70364
Willow Bark Pharmacy, 2138 Bayou Blue Rd, Houma, 70364
Haydel’s Drug Store #3, LA-311 #100, Houma, 70360
Wolfe’s Pharmacy, 5458 LA-56, Chauvin, 70344