DCMS CARES provides access to affordable prescription
medications at more than 600 retail pharmacies in the DFW area.
We make it easy for physicians to participate:
your current patient enrollments.
How does DCMS CARES work?
As a participating physician, you may submit names of up to five
of your patients for enrollment in the program. Each patient will
be enrolled in the program for 12 months and will receive a pharmacy
card that represents a $750 subsidy to cover the cost of prescription
medications. When your patient submits to a retail pharmacy a prescription
you’ve written, the patient will pay an $8 copay for generic
medication or a $20 copay for brand medication. The balance of the
medication cost will be deducted from the $750 subsidy. The formulary
is generic but allows for single-source brand medications. For a
patient with long-term medication needs we will conduct a workshop
about Prescription Assistance Programs that are offered by pharmaceutical
manufacturers and how to apply for the programs. View terms
and conditions. See FAQ's below.
Who directs the program?
DCMS CARES is overseen by the Community Service
Committee and administered by DCMS staff. Christopher Berry, MD,
is the medical director.
How is the program funded?
The DCMS Foundation submits grants and solicits donation from the
philanthropic community and corporations.
If I have questions, whom do I contact?
Contact Deanna Wooten, DCMS Vice President of Information Technology,
Process for enrolling your patient [PDF]
Information to give to your patient [English
Question: My practice is no longer located
in Dallas County. Can I still participate in DCMS CARES?
Answer: Yes. DCMS CARES is a benefit to our members.
As long as you are an active member of the Dallas County Medical
Society then you are eligible to participate.
Question: I am interested in using this program
for my uninsured/under-insured patients but my time is very limited.
Can a member of my staff enroll and manage my patients in DCMS CARES?
If so, then is there a training or orientation available for members
of my staff?
Answer: Yes. As a registered physician you may
share your login information with a member of your staff whom you
have designated to handle DCMS CARES. Additionally, we can schedule
a visit to your practice in order to provide a brief orientation
to your staff.
Question: My patient does not live in Dallas
County. Can I enroll him in this program?
Answer: Yes. Patients who live outside of Dallas
County can be enrolled in DCMS CARES. DCMS’ partnership with
CVS/Caremark allows your patient to fill his prescriptions at any
of the 64,000 participating retail network pharmacies nationwide.
Question: How much time does it take to enroll
a patient in DCMS CARES?
Answer: Physicians and physicians’ staff
report that they spend less than 5 minutes enrolling a patient in
Question: My patient is “under-insured”.
Is she eligible for DCMS CARES?
Answer: Yes. DCMS CARES is intended to help member
physicians care for their uninsured and under-insured patients.