The Economic Care Act continues to operate under martial law

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, the program “Affordable Medicines” continues to operate.

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As before, patients who need outpatient treatment for cardiovascular disease, type 1 / type 2 diabetes, diabetes insipidus, bronchial asthma, mental and behavioral disorders, epilepsy can receive the drugs included in the program, free of charge or at a small cost. . .

To ensure that patients had access to these medicines during the war, the procedures for obtaining them were simplified, namely:

  • Currently, patients can receive “Available Medications” both electronically and on paper. You can get a paper prescription from a primary care physician, regardless of the statement with him or her;
  • All diabetic patients who have a prescription (electronic or paper) can receive insulin at no extra cost. This applies to the 47 insulin preparations included in the Register of Refundable Medicines under the Medical Guarantee Scheme;
  • Due to the presence / absence of insulin drugs, doctors may write prescriptions on paper, not the trade names of the drugs, and the following data: genetically modified short- or medium-acting human insulin, ultra-short-acting insulin , long-acting insulin. action insulin or combined insulin;
  • insulin prescriptions are issued for at least one month during martial law;
  • The patient’s prescription for “Available Medications” and insulin may be prescribed:
  • in case of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma – primary care physicians, ie family doctor, therapist or pediatrician.
  • for insulin preparations and preparations for the treatment of diabetes insipidus: doctors specializing in “Endocrinology”, “Pediatric Endocrinology” and doctors providing primary care (only from the appointment of an endocrinologist).
  • for drugs for mental and behavioral disorders – doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child Psychiatry”;
  • for the treatment of epilepsy: doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child Psychiatry”, “Neurology”, “Child Neurology”.

If the doctor has access to the electronic health system, he will create an electronic prescription and send the prescription number and confirmation code to the patient’s phone. If there is no access to the electronic health system, the doctor will write a prescription on paper, putting his signature and stamp.

Pharmacies that dispense “Available Medicines” and insulin under an agreement with the National Health Insurance Fund accept both paper and electronic prescriptions.

An updated list of pharmacies operating in the program can be found in the link table. We also recommend tracking the work of pharmacies on official local government networks.

As for pharmacies that have insulin drugs, their list can be found at the link.

In addition, you can call the National Health Insurance Fund contact center at 16-77 and check with the operator on the location of pharmacies operating under the “Affordable Medicines” program in your area.

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