Patient Support Resources
- Patient Assistance Programs by Pharmaceutical Company
- Disease Specific Organizations
- Co-pay Assistance
- General Healthcare Advocacy Organizations
- Government Organizations - National
Patient Assistance Programs by Pharmaceutical Company
Amgen Assist™ gives patients and healthcare providers a single destination for access to eService and online forms, and makes it easier to find a program that would best meet each patient's unique needs. 1-800-272-9376
The Neulasta FIRST STEP™ Program is intended to provide assistance to eligible low-income patients who need help meeting their Neulasta® co-insurance or co-payment requirement.
The Safety Net Foundation is a nonprofit patient assistance program that helps qualifying uninsured patients access Amgen medicines at no cost. Phone 1-888-762-6436, Main Fax 1-877-727-2867
Provides information about prescription drug coverage, treatment, and support resources for cancer patients and oncology professionals. Phone 1866-992-9276
Nexavar REACH Program, a patient assistance program provided by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, offers Nexavar at no cost to those who are eligible for the program. 1866-639-2827
Solutions Plus is making patient support our priority by providing a broad range of access, reimbursement and clinical support solutions for patients who are prescribed GILOTRIF (afatinib) tablets.
Destination Access is your comprehensive resource guide, which includes live phone support and web site access for BMS products: reimbursement and appeals process, benefits investigation, appeals assistance, prior authorization assistance and patient assistance. Phone: 1-800-861-0048 Fax: 1-888-776-2370.
The PSC link is a dedicated central point of contact for healthcare providers, patients and caregivers. It is a great resource for reimbursement and co-pay assistance.
"CancerCare Get You There" is a program that can help you with transportation costs click here for more info.
At Cephalon Oncology, we go further to support patients and healthcare providers. CORE (Cephalon Oncology Reimbursement Expertise) is a convenient reimbursement resource that provides a support program along with online tools to help make it easier to understand the reimbursement process. Phone 1866-261-7730
Health insurance coverage and reimbursement issues can be confusing and challenging. Genentech Access Solutions is here to make the process as easy as possible.
The customer support page of www.oncotypedx.com where a link for the GAP email address is. Phone 1-866-662-6897, Local Contact Diane Schulte 866-648-9935, Rebecca Ginther 888-817-5208
Patients living with myelofibrosis face many challenges. IncyteCARES (Connecting to Access, Reimbursement, Education and Support) is a comprehensive program created by Incyte to connect eligible patients with myelofibrosis to continuing support and resources during their treatment with Jakafi. Phone: (855) 452-5234
PatientOne is the Lilly Oncology program that addresses financial, access, and claim issues for patients who are candidates for Lilly's Oncology products. Phone 1-866-472-8663
ACT is a 2-part program designed to assist insured patients with reimbursement issues and to provide product support for qualified individuals lacking coverage.
Patient support 1-866-363-6379, Fax 1-866-363-6389
Millennium is committed to helping secure access to VELCADE® (bortezomib) for Injection for patients who have been prescribed VELCADE and have financial difficulties. Phone 1-866-835-2233
Novartis PAP Registration Guide
The Novartis Patient Assistance Portal allows registered physicians and advocates the ability to assist patients with Patient Assistance Program (PAP) enrollment and fulfillment of orders. The portal offers convenience, efficiency, and easy access for physicians, practice managers, advocates and patients.
Onyx 360 is a comprehensive patient and caregiver support and services program designed to help patients navigate the treatment journey, including reimbursement and payment support, treatment support and referrals to third-party organizations for day-to-day and emotional support. Dedicated Oncology Nurse Advocates are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at 1-855-ONYX-360 (1-855-669-9360) to assist patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.
Pfizer RxPathways offers a range of support services, including insurance counseling, co-pay help, and medicines provided free or at a savings. Eligibility requirements are the same as for the previous programs and vary by type of assistance. Patients who are currently receiving their medicines through Pfizer Helpful Answers and FirstResource will be automatically enrolled in Pfizer RxPathways and do not have to take any action to continue receiving their medicines.
The Roche Oncoline Patient Assistance Program offers assistance to patients who have no prescription coverage or have reached their cap and meet specific income guidelines. 1-800-443-6676
Patient assistance program, Benefit verification and prior authorization, Claims management/Appeals assistance, coding & billing guidance. Phone 1-800-996-6626, Fax 1-800-996-6627
SeaGen Secure is a comprehensive reimbursement support hotline and patient assistance program for ADCETRISTM (brentuximab vedotin). Reimbursement counselors are available to provide coverage, coding and reimbursement information in addition to case management for our patient assistance programs. Patient assistance is available to uninsured and underinsured patients that have been prescribed ADCETRIS. Eligibility for patient assistance is based on gross family household income, residency and diagnosis. Additional program services include Benefit Investigations, assistance with underpaid/denied claims, ADCETRIS policy information and alternate funding research. Please contact SeaGen Secure at 855.473.2436, Option 1 or www.SeaGenSecure.com to obtain an enrollment form or for additional information.
Spectrum Therapy Access Resources (STAR®) is a reimbursement support, co-pay assistance, and patient assistance program designed to help patients and healthcare professionals in the United States gain appropriate access to BELEODAQ® (belinostat) for injection, FOLOTYN® (pralatrexate injection), FUSILEV® (levoleucovorin) for injection, MARQIBO® (vinCRIStine sulfate LIPOSOME injection), ZEVALIN® (ibritumomab tiuxetan) injection for intravenous use. Please visit www.spectrumpatientaccess.com for more information.
Disease Specific Organizations
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS has dedicated itself to being one of the top-rated voluntary health agencies in terms of dollars that directly fund our mission.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease.
The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and our Be The Match FoundationSM are nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
The Sarcoma Alliance is striving to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education and support. Together we can make a difference.
ACCC Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide is available online and in print FREE to ACCC members.
Expanded and updated, ACCC's Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide features a quick reference guide by drug name with links directly to the drug manufacturers.
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.
The Chronic Disease Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancers or life-altering conditions obtain the expensive medications they need. We assist patients throughout the United States who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics. We pay the patient’s out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the cash flow problems that can prevent them from getting their medications.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit established in 2004, dedicated to assisting patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs. With 20 disease-specific funds, PAN assists the underinsured in accessing health care treatments. Throughout all 50 states and three U.S. territories PAN provides trained case managers that patients or advocates may speak with about their care.
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.
PSI is the "ground breaking" 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization of its kind. For nearly two decades, PSI has helped people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments. PSI provides assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with COBRAs, State High Risk Pools, Open enrollment, Guaranteed Issue policies, HIPAA conversion policies; and prescriptions co-payments associated with private insurance as well as with Medicare Parts B and D.
General Healthcare Advocacy Organizations
The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to exercise leadership in assisting its membership, particularly the diocesan Catholic Charities agencies and supporting group members, in their mission of service, advocacy and convening.
Corporate Angel Network is a charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging FREE flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine bussiness.
Eligibility to participate in this program is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs.
Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization that connects a person fighting cancer today (cancer fighter) with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer (cancer survivor). The one-on-one relationship provides the cancer fighter the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive encouragement from someone who is uniquely familiar with the situation, and it allows the cancer survivor the opportunity to personally help a fighter as he or she battles the disease.
MyLifeLine.org Cancer Foundation believes a strong support community is critical for cancer patients. Every day MyLifeLine.org provides free, personal websites to cancer patients and caregivers to easily connect with family and friends, because no patient should ever feel alone.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
United Way addresses pressing health and healthcare issues facing communities across the country. Community by community, United Ways and their partners target childhood obesity, health insurance coverage, healthcare quality, childhood immunizations, substance abuse, family violence, oral health or other healthcare concerns voiced by their community.
Government Organizations - National
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Established in 1991, the Eldercare Locator links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether an older person needs help with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.