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340B Discount Program

The U.S. Public Health Service 340B discounted drug program offers significant cost savings on outpatient drugs to "covered entities," which include community health centers, migrant health centers, public housing facilities, homeless centers, federally qualified health center look-alikes, Title X family planning facilities, HIV grantees, STD and TB programs, and certain disproportionate share hospitals.


What is the 340B Drug Pricing Program?

The 340B Drug Pricing Program was established pursuant to the passage of Section 340B of Public Law 102-585, the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992. This program provides substantial savings on covered outpatient drugs purchased by specified federally funded entities serving the most vulnerable patient populations.

Eligibility and Enrollment

Which clinics are eligible and how does my clinic enroll?

The outpatient clinics eligible to receive drugs at 340B prices are: Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) that don’t obtain covered outpatient drugs through a group purchasing organization or other group purchasing arrangement.

  • Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and FQHC look alikes (FQHCLAs)
  • Migrant health centers
  • AIDS drug assistance programs (ADAPs)
  • Ryan White CARE Act Title I, Title II and Title III programs
  • Public housing primary care clinics
  • Homeless clinics
  • Urban Indian clinics; Tribal programs
  • Family planning and sexually transmitted disease clinics

    For more complete information on determining if your clinic is eligible, contact the Office of Pharmacy Affairs at (800) 628-6297 or www.hrsa.gov/opa.



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