6 thoughts on “How to Get Help Paying for Elecare”

  • Christari
    Tinu

    You know from an Elecare mom, this is such a great information you’re sharing. Thank you. Both my sons (4 year-old and new new 3 month-old) needed Elecare (Alimentum, nutramigen or Neocate did not even help, it made their little tummy worse) with or without insurance. We eventually had to pay out of pocket and that is no joke. Funny story infact. We took a road trip to Orlando from Tampa and DH and I packed up everything else (hot water in a flask, extra bottles and giant load of bibs (throw up is major; my son’s G.I specialist calls him a “happy Spitter”, putting that lightly LOL) but we forgot a can of…you guessed it! Oh google search to the rescue and eventually (after 30 miles and a hungry 3 month-old), we found a Walgreen that had a can for 60 bucks. THE best 60 bucks we have ever had to spend considering!
    It is so empowering to read blogs as yours that helps and support families that might need assistance with this basic need for our little ones. Thank you again.
    I am totally subscribing!

    • Christari
      Christari

      Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean a lot :). Thank you also for sharing your story! It’s amazing how many babies end up needing specialized formula, yet we see so little about it in advertisements or media.

  • Christari
    Joanna West

    Your pediatrition may also give free samples or a coupon code for a discount from an online purchase. Abbottstore.com had a link for a free case as well. 1 time use per household. We did both of those and it got us a good about for free when my insurance changed and I found out Cigna does not cover formula.

    • Christari
      Christari

      Thank you, you’re right!!!

  • Christari
    Tam

    Have just 1 can left and Medicaid told me I was covered , that I just needed a prescription to a pharmacy , just left Walmart and I was told it is not covered. Saddest day of my life . I can’t afford this formula. Really tough for our finances.
    What else can I try?

    • Christari
      Christari

      Are you eligible for WIC? That is usually the first go-to. In some states, if you are eligible for Medicaid then you are automatically eligible for WIC. They will give you coupons for the formula which you can use in the store. Ask your doctor for cans to tide you over if they are willing. If you have to buy it, Amazon is the cheapest.

      Normally, insurance will not cover cans that you pick up in the store. Instead, they have to be issued through medical supply. Medicaid may require this also, so talk to your rep at Medicaid. If they turn you down, next, contact the phone number above. We were turned down everywhere else but they were able to help us get it covered through our insurance. We were turned down over and over prior to that. They will walk you through the process

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