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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

​​​​​EPAP Get Your Prescription When You Need it Most

About EPAP

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program, or EPAP, helps people in a federally-identified disaster area who do not have health insurance get the prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies, and equipment that they need. This program helps people and communities better cope with a disaster and reduces stress on the healthcare system.


People who are eligible for EPAP can file a claim at more than 72,000 retail pharmacies across the United States and its territories for prescription items that were lost, stolen, or destroyed because of a disaster.


About EPAP     For Patients
For Pharmacies     Current EPAP Status



Learn About EPAP


EPAP Infographic What You Need to Know About EPAP
Items Covered by EPAP
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  • This page last reviewed: July 12, 2021