Prescription drugs assistance programs can help with the cost of treatment
Some hepatitis C medications are expensive, but help paying for them is available. The following organizations have assistance programs that reduce the cost of prescription drugs or aid you in finding programs for which you are eligible.
The American Liver Foundation, in partnership with Needy Meds, offers a Free Drug Discount Card that can be used for prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. The card is available free of charge.
Many hep C meds fall under pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs. Check this list for your medication:
You may be asked for the following information when you apply for an assistance program, so have it handy when you make contact:
State of residence and zip code
Estimated gross annual household income
Number of people living in the household
Brand name of your prescription medicines
Type of health insurance and prescription coverage, if any
Name and contact information of your prescribing doctor
Patient Access Network is a non-profit organization that helps patients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses manage costs associated with their disease.
The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for prescriptions and treatments.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to access the medicines they need.
Many states offer subsidies to provide coverage or a discount program for prescriptions to eligible individuals.