Ask your pharmacy or hospital to waive your copays.
Ask your hospital about its charity care program if you’re filling the prescription at the hospital pharmacy.
Ask the pharmacy if you can get a discount by ordering by mail.
Ask your doctor for samples of the medication.
Ask your doctor if splitting pills is a safe option.
Search the Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Financial Resource Directory for help paying copays.
Ask your insurance provider about its assistance program.
CancerCare provides financial assistance for treatment-related costs such as transportation, home care and childcare. Its Co-Payment Assistance Foundation offers grants for prescribed medications and treatments for certain cancers.
Good Days provides patients with financial assistance for insurance premiums, copays, travel, and diagnostic testing for certain diseases and conditions.
The Healthwell Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides underinsured Americans with assistance for prescription copays, insurance premiums, and deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, supplements, and surgeries. Its Pediatric Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for prescription drugs, biologic therapies, devices, and other treatments. Grants are provided through its disease funds.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supports people with blood cancers. Its financial assistance programs include patient aid, travel, and copay assistance. Its urgent-need program provides assistance for non-medical expenses, including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, and dental work related to treatment.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders provides assistance to rare-disease patients for medication, copays, insurance premiums, diagnostic testing, and travel expenses for clinical trials or consultations with disease specialists.
The goal of the PAN Foundation is to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get needed medications and treatments. Through its disease funds, the foundation offers financial assistance for medications, copays, insurance premiums, and travel expenses.
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides financial aid to those with chronic, debilitating, or life-threatening illnesses. Services include copay relief, a directory of financial resources, case management services, scholarships for survivors, and grants to patients. Grants may cover costs of transportation, food, utilities, and housing expenses.
Patient Services, Inc. provides financial assistance for medications, copays, insurance premiums, travel costs, and other expenses for patients with chronic illnesses. It also provides insurance and legal advice.