About

Medication Assistance Program

Our mission at the Medication Assistance Program is to provide free medications for those who meet the income and insurance guidelines.

A patient must be uninsured or unable to get a particular medication through their insurance company. Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) patients may qualify if they are in the doughnut hole or if their plan refuses to cover a medication. There is also a low-income requirement.

Proof of income is required. This should be a tax return if one was filed. Other proofs of income can be a bank statement, an employer statement, if applicable, or a social security statement. We also need an accurate list of medications.

Support Group/Classes

Diabetes Management Services
A ten-hour class on diabetes self-management is offered with instruction on meal planning, exercise, sick-day guidelines, stress management, self-monitoring blood glucose, etc. The program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and is taught by two certified diabetes educators. There is a fee for this class, which can be billed to Medicare or private insurance. Classes are offered several times per year on an as-needed basis. For more information, call (828) 369-4166.

Adult and Infant/Child CPR Classes
American Red Cross Adult and Infant/Child CPR classes are offered several times per year on an as-needed basis. A fee is charged for these courses. For more information, call (828) 369-4181.

First Aid Classes
American Red Cross First Aid classes are offered several times per year on an as-needed basis. A fee is charged for this course. For more information, call (828) 369-4181.

MORE (Management of Osteoporosis through Rehabilitation and Education) Class
Classes are offered several times throughout the year on an as-needed basis. This eight-hour course is offered two hours per week for four weeks. This course provides information on how to manage and live with osteoporosis. There is a fee for this class, which can be billed to Medicare or private insurance. For additional information, contact the Physical Therapy department at (828) 369-4171.

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support)
These classes are offered several times per year. A fee is charged. For more information, call (828) 369-4481.

Freedom from Smoking Program
The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program is offered on an as-needed basis and provides participants with knowledge on how to become tobacco free. There is a minimal fee. For more information, call (828) 369-4181.

Childbirth Education Classes
Classes are offered at various times throughout the year and provide information on childbirth preparation, postpartum care and infant care. An outline of the class is available. A fee is charged for this class. For more information, call the Women's Unit at (828) 369-4421.

Twins Support Group
For more information, call (828) 369-3206.

Healing Hearts Support Group
For more information, call (828) 369-4421.

Diabetes Support Group
The group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Angel Medical Center dining room. For more information, call (828) 369-4181.

Hearing Impaired Support Group
The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Video Conference Room on the third floor at Angel Medical Center.

Chronic Pain Support Group
The group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room at Angel Medical Center. For more information, call (828) 369-6717.

Cancer Support Group
This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Angel Medical Center dining room.