Indigent Medication Program

This medication assistance program help pays for psychiatric medications for uninsured, low-income Multnomah County residents as part of their immediate mental health treatment. It’s available to clients who meet the criteria for the Multnomah Treatment Fund.

You do not need to be receiving assistance from the Multnomah Treatment Fund to qualify.

How It Works

If a client qualifies, a Multnomah County-contracted mental health provider may request up to a 60-day supply of medications. This qualification lasts for 6 months, and then you must reapply.

We only cover formulary medications. You do not need an outpatient authorization to request assistance.

Request Medications (For Providers)

Step 1

Agency prescriber - Send a completed Pharmacy Log (272.09 KB) to

Provider - Add a completed Insurance Verification Form (341.22 KB) to the client's chart

Step 2

Fax the pharmacy log to one of our contracted pharmacies:

Brooklyn Pharmacy, Inc.
Contact: Pat Hubbell
3131 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
503-235-0373 fax

Gateway Medical Pharmacy
Contact: Billy Cao
1125 NE 99th Avenue
Portland, OR 97220
503-254-4568 fax

Step 3

The pharmacy will then fill up to 30 days of medication at a time. The client can refill the prescription for 60 days. The pharmacy will invoice us according to their contract.

Step 4

The agency will make every attempt to get the client onto another on-going prescription assistance or the Oregon Health Plan before the 60 days run out.

It can take up to 2 months or more to get prescription assistance. Be sure to get started on this as soon as you apply for indigent medications.

Prescription assistance programs:

Lab Draws

We also reimburse lab draws related to prescribed psychiatric medications received through this program. You must order and pay for the lab work before your agency can request reimbursement.

To request reimbursement, send us an invoice with proof of payment to the address below within 90 days from the date of service:

Multnomah County Health Department
Accounts Payable
209 SW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204


Kevin Coughlin, Multnomah Fund Treatment Coordinator