Medical Care and Medication Assistance

  Medical Care CancerCare – Komen Treatment Assistance Fund Offers financial assistance for some medical equipment and lymphedema supplies. 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673) www.cancercare.org/financial/information Sisters Network Inc. Offers financial assistance for breast prosthesis, medical bras and compression arm sleeves. www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html Social Security Administration Find your local social security office. www.ssa.gov/ Women’s Health and […]

Patient Advocate Foundation

http://www.patientadvocate.org/ The PAF Co-Pay Relief Program, one of the self-contained divisions of PAF, provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies […]

HealthWell Foundation

https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/ The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you’ve been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able […]

Programs that Help Pay for Prescription Drugs

People can often get help with the cost of their medicines from public and private programs. Some of these programs let people buy drugs at discounted prices. Others help people who can’t afford any part of their medicine costs. All the programs will make you complete an application form, and […]

The Gift of Life: Pharmaceutical Companies Helping Patients Afford Their Cancer Medication

Patients who can’t afford their cancer medications may be able to get the drugs for free, or at a reduced cost, from the pharmaceutical companies that make them. ELIZABETH celebrating her last Herceptin treatment with her healthcare team – PHOTO COURTESY OF GENENTECH It took less than six weeks for […]