Being diagnosed with a serious illness often means needing medication that’s hard or impossible to pay for. Even with good insurance, copays can be unaffordable.
My goal is to comb the internet for sources of help. No one should die because they couldn’t afford their medications. No one should have to chose between buying food or prescriptions. Many cut pills in half to make them last longer.
My advice is to always start out with the drug company that manufactures the medication. At worst, they have no assistance program and at best, will be able to direct you to a place that offers help. Many doctors will help by giving out free samples when they can.
Here are some sources of help to try:
Caring Voice Coalition 1-888-267-1440 http://www.caringvoice.org
Pfizer RSVP Program 1-888-327-7787 http://pfizerhelpfulanswers.com
NORD- National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669). https://www.pparx.org
Chronic Disease Fund 877-968-7233 www.CDFund.Org
HealthWell Foundation 1-800-675-8416 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time www.healthwellfoundation.org
GSK Access 1-866-518-HELP (4357) www.GSK-Access.com GSK Access provides GlaxoSmithKline prescription medications Bridges to Access 1-866-728-4368
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program 1-866-512-3861 www.copays.org
Patient Services Incorporated 800-366-7741 www.uneedpsi.org