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​​PACE Program -  Prescription Assistance 

Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, PACE and PACENET, offer low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older. The program works with Medicare Part D plans and other prescription drug plans such as retiree/union coverage, employer plans, Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO) and Veterans’ Benefits (VA) to lower out-of-pocket costs for medications.  

As of February 2022, PACENET income limits increased by $6,000. Residents who were not eligible in the past, may now be eligible with the new income limits in place. Check your eligibility below.

For more information, call 1-800-225-7223.
  

Eligibility

PACE and PACENET eligibility is determined by your previous calendar year’s income. 

      • You must be 65 years of age or older.
      • A Pennsylvania resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application.
      • You cannot be enrolled in the Department of Human Service's Medicaid prescription benefit.
      • Income requirements based on previous year gross income
PACE Income Limits
  • For a single person, total income must be $14,500 or less.
  • For a married couple, combined total income must be $17,700 or less.
PACENET Income Limits
  • For a single person, total income can be between $14,500 and $33,500
  • For a married couple, combined total income can be between $17,700 and $41,500

How to apply

Phone: Call 1-800-225-7223 to apply by phone. Please have income and insurance information available.

Online:  To complete an online application visit PACECares.

Paper: Print an application and send it to the address, fax number, or email address below.

Mail: PACE/PACENET
PO Box 8806 
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8806

Fax: 1-888-656-0372

Email: papace@primetherapeutics.com​

To download an application or to apply online, visit PACECares.

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PACE Prescriptions

Effective August 2, 2021, PACE reinstated prescription limits when PACE is the primary payer. PACE legislation limits prescriptions to a 30-day supply or 100 units whichever is less. 
 
Enrollees must use 75% of their supply before refills will be reimbursed. 

​Pharmacies Offering Free Medication Delivery for All Older Adults

Local pharmacies across Pennsylvania are now offering free delivery for all older adults, even if they are not a PACE beneficiary. 

When requesting your medication to be filled or refilled, simply ask your pharmacy provider for free home delivery. 


​Waived Signature Requirement Now Allows for No-Contact Prescription Delivery

As a result of current COVID-19 guidance, no-contact prescription delivery is now available. 

PACE has waived the requirement that pharmacies must obtain a delivery signature on all prescriptions, allowing medications to be left at your door. 

If you are having difficulties obtaining your refills, please contact PACE cardholder services at 1-800-225-7223.