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:
AbbVie Patient Assistance Program
Vosevi, Sovaldi and Harvoni
Gilead Support Path
Merck C Ahead Patient Support
Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation
Pegasys and Copegus
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.
In addition, there are several non-profit organizations that offer insurance copayment assistance for Hepatitis C drugs:
Patient Access Network Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program
Patient Assistance Fund
Patient Services Inc.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.
NeedyMeds offers patient assistance program database for patients to search medications they are taking or need.
Uninsured or underinsured
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.
Uninsured or underinsured
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
RxOutreach is a non-profit mail order pharmacy for people with little to no health insurance coverage.
Rx Outreach offers more than 600 medication strengths that cover many chronic diseases. They can ship medications directly to their patients’ homes. For details.
Uninsured and underinsured
Phone: 1-888-796-1234 (1-888-RXO-1234)
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 vary by state. The information is available on the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website.