United Health Services

Screening - Education - Advocacy

Resources for Diabetics

Medication Assistance

Our client advocate can help local people print coupons and discount cards to reduce the cost of medications and complete the forms for free medications properly.

Please call us at (574) 314-5422. 

Metformin & generic Lipitor are NO longer free at Meijer Pharmacy.  Metformin is only $4 at many pharmacies like Walmart.

Discount cards for commercial/employer or ACA insurance or the uninsured for insulin will reduce your co-pays & out of pocket costs. They cannot be used with Medicare or Medicaid.    Lantus  Apidra   Toujeo  Humalog U-100 & other mixes  Basaglar (for no insurance)    Admelog (no insurnace)

These can only be used alongside commercial/employer or ACA insurance.   Basaglar    Novolog    Levemir   Lyumjev   Tresiba   Humulin R U-500  Semglee 

Sanofi has a program for people without insurance to pay only $99 per pack of pens for all their brands: Toujeo, Lantus, & Admelog. 

If you are Novolin or Humulin NPH, Regular or 70/30, the least expensive place to buy is at Wal-Mart Pharmacies under then Reli-On brand name where the cash price is under $25 per vial!  Prescriptions are required.

Here are coupons for other injectables:  Bydureon    Ozempic   Trulicity  Rybelsus  Soliqua 

Farxiga has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.

Januvia and Janumet regular and XR have a discount card to use alongside employer or individual insurance. 


Jardiance has a discount card that works with commercially insured patients. 

Invokana has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.


As of July 1, 2014 no insulin is available over the counter or for retail without a prescription in the state of Indiana. This was approved by the Indiana General Assembly through motion HB1218 which is paraphrased here.   


Scam Alert - There are many companies that assist people with medication assistance programs, and unfortunately there are companies that scam diabetics. Be diligent about keeping your information private.  Only release it if you know who you are talking to and write down their name, the company name and contact phone number any time you do talk to somebody on the phone.


Medication Disposal

Federal Drug Administration's rules on how to dispose of unused medications.

Drop 2 Stop - Martins and the 525 Foundation collaboration to provide drop boxes for unused medication.  This is not for used syringes.  

Local Locations for Pill Destruction 

Elkhart Drop-Off Locations for Drugs/Medications  

Study on Diabetes Medication Poisoning in Indiana 

Syringes & Needles

BD Syringe Rebate 1x

Guidelines for Sharps/Syringes Disposal in Indiana

See if you are eligible for a free sharps container through Taltz Together.

Drop off used needles in a puncture proof container on the 1st Saturday of every month in Elkhart, Indiana.

Home Glucose Meters & Testing               

Tracking your blood glucose numbers:   Coming soon

Continuous Glucose Monitoring does not have a free program.  

The Freestyle Libre does a free meter for their 14 day system. 

Freestyle Lite Promise Discount Program

Contour Next Discount Card 

Get a free Accuchek Meter  (Guide only, no longer do they provide free Aviva or Aviva Plus)

Accucheck Guide Program - 100 strips $29.99 with card

Reli-on Test Strips - 50 test strips are only $9 at Walmart Pharmacies - Prime & Premier brands.

GE Test Strips - 50 test strips are only $9.99 (get the meter free with the first purchase) at Martin's Pharmacies

Indiana Medicaid & Healthy Indiana Plan's Approved Glucose Meters

Smoking Cessation

Many places have had to stop in person smoking cessation classes.  However there is still free help!

St. Joe County: http://www.smokefreestjoe.org/

Indiana: https://www.quitnowindiana.com/

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)

PLEASE call ahead as these are all subject to change.  

If you are a diabetic who smokes it increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.  Click here to download a brochure from the state of Indiana about smoking and diabetes. 

Clinical Studies
Could help you afford your medications, labs or testing supplies while you are involved. 
Beacon Health
St. Joseph Regional Medicine Center  

FDA drug recalls, shortages and new safety information

If you need an additional resources or have more questions, please email us via the Contact Us page.