$0 co-pay for Epipen
EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. has a $0 co-pay coupon on their website. I used mine today at Osco. They even let me use the $25 gift card coupon for a new / transfer prescription.
Here is the link to the EpiPen website the link for the $0 copay card is right on the front page.
The kids do not practice on themselves for clarification. We use a folded up towel. Piece of fruit, or old piece of meat we are going to throw out. There is a different feel to it when the needle fires and it gets over the ick feeling of handling the real thing with the needle.
With our co-pay EpiPens end up costing us $100 for each package. Since we need 3 of them ( one for school, child care and home) this costs us around $300 a year. I don't buy them all at one time, we space them out over a couple months. We prefer the trainer for practice since the EpiPens themselves have super sharp needles.
At the end of the school year if your old one is about the expire or you will be getting a fresh one for the next school year, give the old ones to the school nurse. They always appreciate old ones to train the staff. The teachers have to know how to use these, especially on field trips and it is nice to have experience using the real thing and not a trainer. I also use my expired ones to let my older kids practice with a real one. We have three at home that need epi pens so we always have one or two expiring.
Here is another new brand of epipen that has a zero copay coupon. Auvi-q, which means audio visual cues. It is much smaller and gives you audio and visual cues on how to use it. Meaning it talks to you. http://www.auvi-q.com/support-and-savings
Thank you so much for posting this. My son's EpiPen is very expensive for us even with our insurance. This helps a lot since I have to refill it soon for a pack to be at school.
I had not even thought of the expense of buying an EpiPen to keep at school. It is great that they offer coupons for these! Thanks for posting. :)
Epi pens are something you need multiple of unless you are vigilant about carrying it everywhere you kid goes. We have one in the kitchen because it is food allergies, one in each car (for eating out...yeah I know the heat is not the best for it, but some epi is better than no epi) and one at school. The car epi goes to play dates. DH(bees) has his work epi, his car epi, his house epi, and his barn epi. His epis double as mine(food) which saves us a bit. Lets just hope he does not get stung by a bee just as I eat fish:). So I think only the most organized of people can get by with one epi. They expire so fast, replacing them can get to be an expense.