Resources

What if I need Financial Assistance to Pay for Treatment?

If you need help to pay for your prescription medications, you may be eligible for patient assistance programs. The following organizations provide programs that directly reduce the cost of prescription drugs or can assist you in finding programs for which you are eligible.

American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation’s Financial Assistance Resource Support Guide is available for more information: Download

The American Liver Foundation’s Free Drug Discount Card can be used for prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. The card is available with no charge. For more information.


Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs

There are pharmaceutical company sponsored prescription assistance programs for specific drugs used to treat Hepatitis C. The drugs are listed below by their brand name:

Sovaldi
Gilead Support Path
855-769-7284
www.sovaldi.com

Olysio
Janssen Patient Assistance
800-652-6227
www.olysio.com

Pegasys and Copegus
Genentech Assistance
888-941-3331
www.pegasysaccesssolutions.com

Victrelis, PegIntron and Rebetol
Merck Patient Assistance
866-939-4372
www.merck-cares.com

Incivek
Vertex Patient Assistance
855-846-2484
www.incivek.com

Ribasphere RibaPak (Ribavirin)
Kadmon Enabling Your Success (KEYS) Program
800-364-4767
Copay Card (download)
www.kadmon.com

To apply for drug assistance programs you will likely be asked for the following information, so it’s helpful to have it handy before contacting these organizations:

  • State of residence and zip code
  • Estimated gross annual household income
  • Number of people living in the household
  • Brand name of the prescription medicines you have been prescribed
  • Type of health insurance and/or prescription coverage, if any
  • Name and contact information of your doctor who prescribed the medication

All information discussed with people staffing patient assistance help lines is strictly confidential.

Patient Access Network is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to under-insured people for their out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications. Visit them on the Web.

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. Visit them on the Web.


Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.

Program

NeedyMeds offers resources that are helpful to uninsured and underinsured patients:

Eligibility

Eligibility depends on programs.

Contact Information

Needy Meds
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
Phone: 1-800-503-6897
Website


Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to access the medicines they need.

Program

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance has an online prescription assistance program finder.

Eligibility

Eligibility depends on the patient assistance program. Apply online here.

Contact Information

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Phone: 1-888-477-2669
Website


State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Many states offer subsidies to provide pharmaceutical coverage or a discount program for prescriptions to eligible individuals.

Program

For information on what programs are provided in each state…

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. For more details…

Contact Information

Contact information varies by state. For more details…

Additional organizations

  • RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as news and practical tools. Visit them on the Web.
  • RxOutreach is a mail order pharmacy for people with little to no health insurance coverage. Visit them on the Web.