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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EPAP Activated in Kentucky for Severe Storms (2021)

Activation Date: December 23, 2021
EPAP Availability: December 23, 2021 - February 13, 2022


Eligible individuals must have a new prescription from a licensed health care practitioner, a current prescription bottle, a prescription phoned in by a licensed health care practitioner or proof of an existing prescription in order to receive a prescription fill and/or limited durable medical equipment and supplies (e.g. canes, walkers, wheelchairs and diabetic supplies*). Contract pharmacies must dispense the generic form of medication unless otherwise indicated as Brand Medically Necessary (BMN) by the licensed health care practitioner.

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) is a federal program managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides an efficient way for community pharmacies to process claims for prescription medications, vaccines, limited medical supplies and limited durable medical equipment (DME) provided to individuals who are from a disaster area declared by the President and who do not have any form of health insurance coverage. Claims for individuals with private insurance, such as an individual health insurance policy or employer-sponsored coverage, public insurance, such as Medicare, Medicaid, or other third-party coverage, are not eligible for payment under the EPAP.

Eligible individuals may be provided essential pharmaceutical, vaccines, medical supplies and DME written prescription assistance , may receive a 30-day supply for a prescription medications and medical supplies that can be renewed every 30 days as long as EPAP is active to treat a medical condition, to replace maintenance prescription drugs or medical equipment lost as a direct result of an event or as a secondary result of loss or damage caused while in transit from the emergency site to the designated shelter facility at no cost to the patient. Pharmacies must check for other forms of health insurance coverage at the point of sale to assist in the determination of eligibility. Claims will be processed for a specific period of time to be determined under an EPAP Activation.

Eligible individuals must have a new prescription from a licensed health care practitioner, a current prescription bottle, a prescription phoned in by a licensed health care practitioner or proof of an existing prescription in order to receive a prescription fill, vaccines, medical supplies (e.g. diabetic supplies) and durable medical equipment (e.g. canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches).

People who live within the counties of the defined Kentucky Severe Storm 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. This program is paid for by Department of Health and Human Services.

People must live in the affected areas to be eligible for EPAP assistance.

Websites: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4630 and http://www.phe.gov/EPAP

Kentucky Severe Storm Affected Zip Codes by County

Affected County

Authorized Zip Code

Barren County

42123, 42127, 42130, 42131, 42133, 4 42160, 42166, 42171

Caldwell

42411, 42445

Calloway

42020, 42036, 42040, 42049, 42054, 42071, 42076

Christian

42408, 42215, 42217, 42221, 42223, 42232, 42236, 42240, 42241, 42254, 42262, 42464, 42266

Fulton

42041, 42050

Graves

42027, 42035, 42039, 42040, 42041, 42051, 42061, 42063, 42066, 42069, 42079, 42082, 42085, 42088

Hart

42713, 42722, 42729, 42746, 42749, 42765

Hickman

42031, 42032

Hopkins

42408, 42410, 42413, 42431, 42436, 42440, 42441, 42442, 42450, 42453, 42456, 42464

Logan

42202, 42204, 42206, 42256, 42265, 42274, 42276, 42283

Lyon

42038, 42055

Marshall

42025, 42029, 42044, 42048, 42082

Muhlenberg

42321, 42323, 42324, 42325, 42326,42330, 42332, 42337, 42339, 42344, 42345, 42464, 42367, 42372, 42374,

Ohio

42320, 42328, 42333, 42338, 42343, 42347, 42349, 42354, 42361, 42368, 42369, 42370

Spencer

44046, 40071

Taylor

40009, 42716, 42718, 42719, 42733, 42758

Warren

42101, 42102, 42103, 42104, 42122, 42128, 42159, 42170, 42171, 42274



  • This page last reviewed: December 27, 2021