The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. Even with insurance, most people will have out-of-pocket costs for their medical care. This can include co-payments, medications, transportation and living expenses such as rent /mortgage, utilities, car payment, insurance and food. Co-payment assistance foundations can help.

Nonprofit Programs For Co-Pay Relief

Each program has its own eligibility requirements, so please contact them to learn more.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps people afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. This critical assistance helps ensure patient access to care and compliance with prescribed treatments. Visit www.cancercarecopay.org or call 866-55-COPAY for more information.

Good Days helps patients suffering from chronic medical conditions who have limited financial means get access to the medications they need. Their program helps qualified patients pay their insurance co-pays so they can get immediate access to prescription medications that will give them relief from pain and suffering. Visit www.mygooddays.org or call 877-968-7233 for more information.

HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, co-payments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. Also, if a person is eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, HealthWell Foundation may be able to assist with insurance premiums. Visit www.healthwellfoundation.org or call 800-675-8416 for more information.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Co-Pay Assistance Program is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Their co-pay assistance program offers a variety of services, including an Information Resource Call Center, limited financial assistance and co-payment assistance (depends if funding is available), support groups and a patient matching program. Visit www.lls.org/copay or call 877-557-2672 for more information.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) provides assistance programs to help patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford. These programs provide medication, financial assistance with insurance premiums and co-pays, diagnostic testing assistance, and travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists. Visit www.rarediseases.org or call 203-744-0100 for more information.

Patient Access Network Foundation is dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured patients with their out-of-pocket expenses for prescribed medications. Visit www.panfoundation.org or call 866-316-7263 for more information.

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program provides professional case management services to people with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters. Visit www.copays.org or call 866-512-3861 for more information.

Patient Services Incorporated is committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription co-payments to facilitate positive health and well-being. Visit www.patientservicesinc.org or call 800-366-7741 for more information.

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Last updated April 29, 2016

The information presented in this publication is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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