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:

Bristol‑Myers Squibb Patient Support Connect program

Sovaldi and Harvoni
Gilead Support Path

Janssen Patient Assistance

Pegasys and Copegus
Genentech Assistance

Victrelis and PegIntron
ACT Program
(Offered through Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc)

Intron A
Merck Access Program

AbbVie’s proCeed Program

AbbVie’s proCeed Program

Ribasphere RibaPak (Ribavirin)
Kadmon Enabling Your Success (KEYS) Program
Copay Card (download)

  • Ribasphere not covered
  • RibaPak covered
  • Enrollment contact info: or 877-377-7862
  • Already enrolled inquiries: 800-364-4764

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 Foundation (866-316-7263) 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 (866-512-3861) 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.


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


Eligibility depends on programs.

Contact Information

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

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation is a nonprofit organization which reduces financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-threatening disease.


The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.


HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual’s medical, financial and insurance situation. Click here for further eligibility requirements.

Contact Information

The HealthWell Foundation
P.O. Box 4133
Gaitherburg, MD 20885-4133
(800) 675-8416 Phone
(800) 282-7692 Fax

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

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


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


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

Contact Information

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

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

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


For information on what programs are provided in each state…


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.


This page has been updated in August 2015.