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Insulin Distribution Program
The Insulin Distribution Program is a safety-net program and is only to be used when there is no other resource available for the insulin.
Central Pharmacy and County Health Departments (CHDs) with a licensed pharmacy are authorized to fill client-specific insulin prescriptions. CHDs without a licensed pharmacy must forward insulin prescriptions to the Central Pharmacy.
ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND DOCUMENTATION
A person applying to participate in the program must complete the Insulin Distribution Program application and provide a current prescription for insulin. The application is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole.
Upon receipt of a completed application and prescription for insulin, the CHD will determine the applicant’s eligibility based on the criteria below:
- Self-declared resident of Florida
- Has diabetes
- Uninsured, lacking insurance that covers insulin, or has an insurance deductible or copay that the applicant cannot afford
- Has a net family income at or below 100% of the poverty guidelines
- Has no more than $2,500 in private funds, bank accounts, or assets other than a homestead
- Not a current Medicaid recipient
The CHD has the authority to make the final determinations of eligibility for the Insulin Distribution Program.
For additional information on the Insulin Distribution Program, contact the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention at (850) 245-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.