Prescription Drug Assistance Programs for Special Medical Conditions

Most of the programs below only help pay for drugs used to treat certain medical conditions. The list of illnesses is quite limited in most cases, and it can change from month to month. You’ll have to check with each program to find out if you qualify for help. Some of these also help pay for insurance premiums, if you have a disease or condition on their list.

HealthWell Foundation

Toll-free number: 1-800-675-8416

HealthWell Foundation is a non-profit group that helps certain people who can’t pay for their prescription drugs, health care premiums, co-pays, and/or deductibles. It can also help with some other out-of-pocket health care costs.

The program serves only people who have the health conditions listed on their website. Only a few cancer-related problems are covered. Types of help may be limited, even to those who qualify and have a condition that’s covered.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

Toll-free number: 1-866-512-3861

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Assistance Program helps people who meet certain requirements pay for the prescriptions and treatments they need. This program is only for people with certain medical conditions who already have insurance (including Medicare or Medicaid). Only certain types of cancer are included in the program. They are listed on the website.

The website and telephone assistance are available in English and Spanish.

Patient Services, Incorporated

Toll-free number: 1-800-366-7741

Patient Services Incorporated (PSI) is a national, non-profit group that helps people with certain chronic illnesses and their families pay their health insurance premiums and drug co-pays. Only people with a few types of cancer are included in this program (see the website for the list of covered illnesses). People who have these conditions and need help paying health insurance premiums or co-pays are helped based on their medical and financial need.

Patient Access Network Foundation

Toll-free number: 1-866-316-PANF (1-866-316-7263)

The Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF) is a non-profit group that helps some under-insured people who can’t afford the out-of-pockets costs of medical care. The program helps people with certain medical conditions who meet their financial, insurance, and medical requirements. Only a few types of cancer are included in their program, and they are listed on the PANF website.

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