Patient Assistance

American Kidney Fund (AKF)

Web site          www.kidneyfund.org
Phone              (800) 638-8299

Access to Benefits Coalition

Web site          www.accesstobenefits.org
Phone              (202) 479-6670
Fax                  (202) 479-0735
Email               info@accesstobenefits.org

The Access to Benefits Coalition is a national program (available in 37 states) dedicated to helping Medicare beneficiaries with limited means to identify and apply for all available resources for accessing prescription drugs and reducing their costs.

American Cancer Society

Web site          www.cancer.org
Phone              (866) 228-4327

The American Cancer Society operates offices throughout the nation. The ACS can help patients locate various types of assistance.

Angel Flight

Web site          www.angelflight.com
Phone              (918) 749-8992
Fax                  (918) 745-0879
Email               angel@angelflight.com

Angel Flight America arranges free flights transporting qualified patients and their families to specialized medical treatment facilities.

CancerCare

Website           www.cancercarecopay.org
Phone              (800) 813-4673
Fax                  (212) 712-8495
Email               info@cancercare.org

CancerCare is a national non-profit organization. They provide limited grants for certain expenses related to cancer treatment.

Chronic Disease Fund

Web site          www.cdfund.org
Phone              (877) 968-7233
Email               info@cdfund.org

The Chronic Disease Fund provides assistance to under-insured patients with chronic or life altering diseases that require the use of expensive, specialty therapeutics. Covered diagnoses include MDS. Provides co-pay assistance, free drugs to financially qualified patients. Limited diagnoses covered.

Co-Pay Relief

Web site          www.copays.org
Phone              (866) 512-3861
Fax                  (757) 952-0119
Email               pap@patientadvocate.org

Part of PAF, The Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program provides co-pay assistance to insured Americans who qualify financially and medically. CPR can provide premium and co-pay assistance for patients with certain diagnoses. Physicians and patients can initiate a request for assistance.

Corporate Angel Network

Web site          www.corpangelnetwork.org
Phone              (914) 328-1313
Fax                  (914) 328-3938
Email               info@corpangelnetwork.org

Corporate Angel Network provides free flights transporting qualified cancer patients and their families to treatment facilities.

Healthwell Foundation

Web site          www.healthwellfoundation.org
Phone              (800) 675-8416
Fax                  (800) 282-7692
Email               info@healthwellfoundation.org

Healthwell Foundation is a 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, including prescription drug co-insurance, co-payments and deductibles, and health insurance premiums. Lists of disease states and medications covered are available on their website. An on-line application is also available.

Joe’s House

Web site          www.joeshouse.org
Phone              (877) 563-7468
Email               info@joeshouse.org

Joe’s House website lists accommodations that cater to cancer patients, their families, and care givers and provides a centralized list of appropriate housing.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Web site          www.rarediseases.org
Phone              (800) 999-6673

National Patient Advocate Foundation

Web site          www.patientadvocate.org
Phone              (800) 532-5274
Fax                  (757) 873-8999
Email               help@patientadvocate.org

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit organization that provides case management assistance to patients diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening/debilitating conditions assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Their website contains links to many helpful resources for patients and caregivers.

NeedyMeds.Com

Web site          www.needymeds.com
Phone              no phone help-line
Fax                  (419) 858-7221
Email               info@needymeds.com

NeedyMeds.Com does not supply medications or financial assistance. They provide comprehensive listing of drugs and dosages that are available through patient assistance programs. They provide detailed information about the patient assistance program including, the program name, contact information, application forms, eligibility guidelines and the application process requirements.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Web site          www.pparx.org
Phone              (888) 477-2669
Fax                  (419) 858-7221
Email               info@needymeds.com

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. 

Patient Access Network Foundation

Web site          www.panfoundation.org
Phone              (866) 316-7263
Fax                  (866) 316-7261
Email               contact@patientaccessnetwork.org

The Patient Access Network Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting insure patients who are unable to afford their out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs. Applicant must meet certain financial, medical, and insurance criteria. A list of covered drugs and diagnoses is available on their website.

Patient Services Incorporated

Web site          www.patientservicesinc.org
Phone              (800) 366-7741
Fax                  (800) 744-5407
Email               uneedpsi@uneedpsi.org

Patient Services Inc., provides the following programs which will complement and established and existing “patient assistance program”: Premium Assistance Program, Copayment Assistance Program.

RxAssist

Web site          www.rxassist.org
Phone              (401) 729-3284
Fax                  (401) 729-2955
Email               info@rxassist.org

RxAssist is a national nonprofit resource center containing a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

Web site          www.shiptalk.org

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Patients can be referred to their state’s SHIP by contacting 1-800-Medicare and asking for health insurance counseling. Patients and others can get state specific information through the SHIP website.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Web site          www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Phone              (800) 955-4572

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides supplementary financial assistance to patients in significant financial need. The Patient Financial Aid program covers specific drugs related to the treatment/control of leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.

The United Way

Web site          www.uwint.org
Phone              (703) 519-0092
Fax                  (703) 519-0097
Email               uwi@unitedway.org

The United Way is an international organization that can help patients locate various types of assistance.

U.S. Social Security Administration

Web site          www.ssa.gov
Phone              (800) 772-1213

Individuals who are disable for 6 months or longer may qualify for benefits. Certain cancer diagnoses qualify.

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