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How to Get Free EpiPens

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My little Simon has a peanut allergy, and the older he gets, the harder it is to make sure we always have two EpiPens with him at all times.

He goes to preschool. He goes to his grandma’s house. He’s with Even Steven. He’s with me.

And at two years old, he can’t be responsible for his own EpiPens. Which has meant a lot of remembering to grab them before we walk out the door, bringing them to preschool, taking them home from preschool, getting them out of my purse… you get the idea.

If you have kids with allergies, then you know that the co-pay alone for EpiPens can be expensive (we pay about $100), so it’s not always as simple as paying for as many EpiPens as you need. Especially when they expire every year.

But thanks to my neighbor for telling me this little secret, we now have enough EpiPens to leave a set at preschool, a set at grandma’s house, a set for home and a set for my purse.

And we got them all free!

Yes – I said free. And you can get free EpiPens too!

How to Get Free EpiPens

How to get free EpiPens

1. Click here to fill out the form and print your $0 Co-Pay Offer Card from Mylan (the makers of EpiPen).

If you don’t want to enter your information online, you can call 1-800-395-3376 (a number found at epipen.com) and give your name and address. Your co-pay card will be mailed to you.

2. Make sure you have a prescription for your EpiPen.

3. Take your prescription and your $0 co-pay card to your pharmacy to get your free EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. two-packs.

You can use the card to receive as many EpiPens as you need throughout the year. I was able to get four EpiPen two-packs for free.

Click here for terms and conditions.

56 Comments

  1. Jen

    October 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! My 4 year old needs an epi-pen as well. And just a couple days ago my 3 year old found it and injected himself with it. It was fun times calling 911! 🙂 So, this coupon is perfect since I need a new pack of epi-pens now.

  2. Sheila

    October 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks! I need so many sets, classroom, bus, school office, home, cottage, car!

  3. shalew

    October 14, 2013 at 12:24 am

    hi there. I am a nationally certified pharmacy tech. I just wanted to mention that this card does NOT guarantee free copays on epilpens. the fine print states that it covers a maximum of $100 per fill. I have seen people still pay $20- $50 copays using this card. but, it does help a lot.

  4. Anna Luther

    October 14, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Got it – thanks! I guess mine were free because we usually pay right around $100. Thanks!

  5. trista

    October 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Just a note. If you are on a High Deductable plan this will give you a discount. It wont be free, but it saved me about $300 on 2 double packs. ( still payed $600… but hey it was something)

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  7. Stephanie

    November 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Wow! First of all, glad our copy is only $50 for a 2 pack. We have been getting coupons from he allergist for free pens when we go in. Finally, for us, we can’t just leave his pens somewhere, he has to have them ON him if he leaves the house, so I haven’t felt like we needed more than 3 or 4 at any one time. 🙂

  8. Sarah

    November 19, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This coupon program definitely helps, but please note that they are not free for everyone. My PA daughter is now 6. With our old insurance, we paid $50 for 3 2-packs. With our new high deductible insurance plan, we paid $180 for 1 2-pack, and that’s after the $100 from this coupon. Thankfully, she is now responsible enough to carry them with her wherever she goes besides school. And we still have 2 sets at school too.

  9. Dee

    November 19, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Thank you so very much. While our insurance through the school district we work for covers our daughters epi pens, my husband and I have many students whom can benefit from this coupon. We let the school nurse know and she thanks you as well.

  10. Deeana Cooper

    November 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Thank you so very much. While our insurance through the school district we work for covers our daughters epi pens, my husband and I have many students whom can benefit from this coupon. We let the school nurse know and she thanks you as well.

  11. Erin

    November 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    THANK YOU!!! We are not-so-patiently waiting for our allergic boy to weigh enough for the Epi-pen Jrs. This will be a HUGE help for us if they’ll continue to into next year. For now, we carry a few tiny syringes and hope we never have to use them. I’ll be sharing this for sure! Thanks again!!

  12. belinda

    November 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Why is it that ppl that have medicare, medicaid, or tricare or other federal program not able to particapate .

  13. debbie riggs boss

    November 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    My son has peanut allergies and grass and trees

  14. Lindsay

    November 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! 😀 So grateful to not have to pay $200 anymore!! 1/2 off is better than nothing!

  15. Tammy

    November 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    My whole family has to have epipens with us. My son is allergic to peanuts, milk , and eggs and my daughter and I have to take allergy shots weekly . This gets really expensive when they expire each year .

  16. Heather

    November 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This is awesome. My daughter has a large range of allergies and luckily we have not had to use her epipen yet but we have to fill it every year. Our copay is around 50 for a two pack. I noticed that it says it expires December 31 2013, do they do this every year?

  17. pat

    November 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    what about us people that have no insurance but we need these? I just simply can’t afford this and I have allergies to food.

  18. Kathaleen

    November 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you! I needed this!

  19. Bev Foster

    November 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I am allergic to ant bites and living in Florida its unavoidable…..they are so expensive any help would be grateful

  20. CG

    November 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Because it’s already free under those programs.

  21. Jak

    November 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Does this work for people without insurance?

  22. Elizabeth Garrison

    November 20, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for this site. My son had his 1st severe anaphylactic reaction to mushrooms in spaghetti sauce at a friends house. When I got him to the ER his O2 was 80 and dropping and his BP was also dropping. They were able to help him and told us how bad he needed an epi-pen. We have been unable to afford them. At Wal-Mart pharmacy they are $240 for a 2 pack. He’s been as careful as possible since we couldn’t get it. Thank God now he’ll have them.

  23. starla

    November 21, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I would like to know how to go about getting these? I have been in. Hospital 3 things for allergies shutting my airways

  24. Sara

    November 21, 2013 at 6:56 am

    No it is not free under medicare, I still have to pay the full retail price until all deductibles are met.

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  26. Laurie

    November 21, 2013 at 11:08 am

    at needymeds.org there is a form you can download and print to have you dr sign after you fill it out and send in for free epi pen. There are forms for other meds too

  27. Laurie

    November 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    at needymeds.org there is a form you can download and print to have you dr sign after you fill it out and send in for free epi pen. There are forms for other meds too – See more at: https://mylifeandkids.com/how-to-get-free-epipens/#comment-121047

  28. Ursula

    November 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    My two sons have peanut and tree nut allergies thank you for sharing this info!

  29. Carli

    November 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    This is great, but only covers $100 so for those of us who have poor insurance coverage that doesn’t cover epi-pens (since it isn’t a generic & no generic available), they can still cost a couple of hundred dollars, even after the $100 off! I think I paid $189 instead of the $289 I normally pay!

  30. Lucy Hufford

    November 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    “Free” Epi-Pens would be awesome! However the $100 coupon this offer delivers would only cover a fraction of the $280 cost I have in filling one 2pack Rx. Mylar Inc. Is not going to get a pat on the back from me for giving up a few % points off their $4B annual profits. Epi-Pens should be provided free of charge to all cchildren w/ life threatening allergies

  31. judi O'Brien

    November 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    PeoPle’s save lives…thank you.

  32. Britni

    November 22, 2013 at 1:24 am

    My 2 year old daughter is allergic to peanuts, eggs and milk :/ Our pediatrician gave us this card and we were under the impression it was free but found out that it only covered $100 with our insurance. It was still nice to pay only $179 vs. the $289 it normally is. They really should be free for people with life threatening allergies though; it’s a shame they aren’t.

  33. Lauren

    November 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Wow. You are complaining about a $240 medication that some of you are choosing not to carry because of cost. Try needing a $940 medication that’s not optional.

    Use Mylars patient assistance program if you have a genuine hardship. Otherwise stop whining.

  34. Milk Allergy Mom

    November 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Just posted on our FB and Pinterest. Thanks for the simple explanation. I totally got sucked into your wit and humor last night, laughing aloud! You are a hoot. Thanks for the laughs!

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  38. Lisa

    November 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Will this work at Kaiser? Currently, I pay $10 copays for my son’s epipens. They give us four so there’s one at my home, his dad’s home, my car, and his school.

  39. Judi

    December 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Epinephrine Auto-Injector | Auvi-Q™ (epinephrine injection, USP) has the same coupon $100 off your co-pay or after insurance. These are so much better than Epipens. They are smaller and have voice instructions. This is the reason Epipens are doing the coupon because they are loosing sales to Auvi-Q.

  40. tricia

    January 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I just saw this!! I was wondering if you have checked to see if this has continued into 2014, I need to get some more Epi-Pens for my son’s peanut allergy.

  41. Anna Luther

    January 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Great news – just checked, and they’ve extended the program through December, 2014!

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  43. Kevin (KD7DFV) Wesolowski

    January 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I volunteer for quite a few events involving school age kids. I was wondering how I could get 2-4 pens to keep in my gear without a “patient” or prescription?

  44. Sara Bear

    January 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I am a college student who can barely afford my EpiPen lol I got to the point where it would expire and I would still carry it (to be safer) because I could barely afford to feed myself! Co-worker told me about this and now I am grateful. Epipen for my locker, backpack, mom’s house, ankle strap lol now i’m geared up and ready to roll

  45. Sarah

    January 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Kevin, you can’t get an epipen without a prescription. You could kill someone. Learn the symptoms of anaphylaxis and call 911.

  46. Kevin (KD7DFV) Wesolowski

    January 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Oddly enough – I do know the symtoms. Maybe you ask why does my type of situation need what I was asking about. When I am watching 400 high school age kids in the desert southwest, 4 miles from paved road on rugged mountains, I can’t get a cell signal. When we call in to net control and all goes right – it can be 1 to 1-1/2 hours before we can get a patient to an EMT. But hey – you’re probably right. I’ll hike 2 – 4 miles to get a cell signal & call 911. Hope it isn’t your kid on that mountain.

  47. Comet

    January 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    By LAW all meds in the US must be “good” until ONE YEAR after they expire on the package. This means that should your EpiPEns be NOT cloudy they have an EXTRA 365 days of useage—and possibly more.

    We have two adult kids with anaphylactic allergy to instct stings; one of them also has the same to shrimp; my husband has a ana shrimp allergy and my young grand kids have shrimp allergies and possible insect allergies—they are too young to test as of now.

    I have been hauling EpiPens around now for over 20 years. The one time we NEEDED to use on on a school field the teacher who had been trained to DO this failed to do ANYTHING and some one ran to find me.

    I also know many people who cannot afford these–the cost is absurd and should be supported–this should NOT be a “Food or meds” choice people have to make. WE live in a rural area and when my daughter was stung multiple times and we didn’t yet know she was allergic she almost died by the time we got TO the hospital. Now that hosp is closed and nearest is an HOUR away. With cell phones we MIGHT be able to get help–but ambulances etc do NOT carry EpiPens altho I cannot fathom WHY. And we were not ALLOWED to let the kids have them at school!

    I think that might have changed as my 7 yr old grand daughter is allowed to carry an inhaler ON her at school–something her mother (same school) was NOT allowed to do under penalty of expulsion!

    Shocking what some are paying for these. Time for come big time communications with our Congress on DRUG BARGAINING. Has anyone looked towards Canada or Mexico for these?????

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  49. Kat

    January 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I seem to be missing something here. My insurance doesn’t cover the pen at all. My doctor gave me this $0 copay card, but the drug store isn’t giving me the pen for free. They want $376 for it! Help!

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  51. Peggy

    February 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    It is a great deal if you have insurance. I do not have any insurance and have had to go with out. I called the pharmacy and It will still cost me almost $200 with this offer. IT IS NOT FREE so please stop saying it is FREE.

  52. Linda Ling

    February 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Also of note is the fact that people on Medicare are not eligible for the copay card, and the worst part is that our military families cannot take advantage of the offer because they are insured through TriCare and therefore not eligible. Do read the small print.

  53. Laina Albrecht

    February 24, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I’m sure it’s been stated, but I feel the need to add that there is nothing “free” about this offer for those people with high deductible or HSA plans. ( for example: self employed people). There is a clearly stated maximum benefit of $100. However, it did save me $100 per pack… meaning I paid $200 per pack instead of $300. Three epi pens in our house (normally $900) becomes $600 with this coupon. More people need to know this… there should be more outrage at the extreme cost of these epipens. thanks.

  54. Jim

    February 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Anyone know if the discount works at Costco Pharmacy? Thanks!

  55. WK

    July 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Why are the Epi-Pens suddenly so expensive? Or am I wrong? They used to be no more than $25-$40 for a twin pack on a Blue Cross plan. Now they are close to $400. Like others with peanut/tree nut allergies, new Epi-Pens are required each year at school.

  56. Lu Ann Ryniec

    July 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This card is misleading. The $100 limit means I — and many others on here — are still paying over $200 for the Epi-Pens — that is NOT FREE! If there are pharmacies that only charge $100 for a 2-pack, please list which pharmacies they are. Otherwise, STOP THE FALSE ADVERTISING by saying this card allows people to get the 2-pack for free!!!

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