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Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access

The Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access, Inc. – APA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) local non-profit organization, founded in Santa Maria in 2004 by local community members and physicians to assist individuals who struggle to meet their basic health needs and are unable to afford their medications. Many are forced to forego taking their prescriptions, greatly increasing the risk of additional decline to their health.

APA provides access to brand-name medication for chronic conditions, at no cost to individuals and in collaboration with their physician by accessing Patient Assistance Programs (PAP’s) offered by the Pharmaceutical Companies.

With the support and assistance of Dignity Health, Marian Regional Medical Center, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center - APA has continued to expand their area of service.


Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

(appointments only)
345 S. Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande
(805) 489-4261 ext. 4267
Mondays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Marian Medical Center West
(walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed)

505 E. Plaza Drive
Santa Maria
(805) 614-2040
Mondays thru Thursdays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

San Luis Obispo Noor Clinic
(walk-ins welcome)

1428 Phillips Lane, Suite B-4
San Luis Obispo
(805) 439-2272
(or to schedule an appointment call 614-2040 and request SLO location)
Fridays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

To allow us to serve you better please bring the following:
1. Prescriptions from your doctor – only one medication per prescription

2. Proof of income – free medications are available based on income levels and/or insurance coverages’s – each company is different, please provide the following: 
       a. Most current income tax report if filed 
       b. If no income tax reported filed bring current proof of income: 
              i. A month’s worth of current pay stubs 
              ii. Copy of bank statements 
              iii. Any other form that may help (social security benefits, w-2, etc.)

All services provided in English and Spanish. Mixteco also available in Santa Maria.

Joe Serrano
Program Director
office: 805.614.2040
fax:     805.614.2010
Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access (currently under construction )

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