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Medicare.gov

Use this site to apply for Medicare, find supplemental insurance plans, hospitals, drug plans, doctors, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Patient Assistance Programs

Find out how you can apply for patient assistance programs (PAPs) that offer free or low cost drugs to individuals who are unable to pay for their medication.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Rx Assist

Patient Access Network - Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers questions about eligibility requirements for medication copayment assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN), how to submit an application, required financial and medical documents, PAN's approval process, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Access Network Foundation

RxHope: Frequently Asked Questions

RxHope provides a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. RxHope contracts directly with pharmaceutical companies to provide an electronic application process for their patient assistance programs. Services to patients are free of charge.

Review Date: March 22, 2012

RxHope

Financial and Support Services for Cancer Patients

View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Assistance with Insurance Issues

The organizations listed here help consumers understand how different health insurance plans work and how to locate resources for health coverage programs.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute - NHGRI

BenefitsCheckUp: Find Benefit Programs

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

National Council on Aging

Brand Name Drugs List

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are created by pharmaceutical companies to provide free or discounted medicine to people who are unable to afford them. Use the medication list to see if you qualify for a PAP.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

NeedyMeds

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Find out how the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps individuals cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Cancer Care

Cystic Fibrosis: Patient Assistance Programs

There are a number of programs available to help people with cystic fibrosis afford the medical care and drugs they need. Find out if you (or a loved one) qualify for these assistance programs.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Disease-Based Assistance

Disease-based assistance (DBA) programs help with costs associated with specific diseases or types of diseases. Search by the type of disease or condition to find all the programs that can help you.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

Drug Coupons, Rebates & More Information

Coupons, rebates and more offers of brand name medicine (over-the-counter and prescription) can be found through NeedyMeds. Find out how to sign up for the drug coupons and where to find them.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

NeedyMeds

Drug Discount Cards

Drug discount cards are plans that offer discounts on medicine. These programs may be created by a state government, membership associations, non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Rx Assist

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) For Disaster Affected Individuals

Learn about the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) for individuals who are affected by a disaster of national significance and have no other drug or durable medical equipment (DME) coverage.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for extra help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help Program is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify, an individual must be receiving Medicare and have limited resources and income.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Social Security Administration

EyeCare America

EyeCare America provides eye exams and up to one year of care to US citizens and legal residents through volunteer ophthalmologists (EyeMDs) often at no out-of-pocket cost to those who qualify. .

Review Date: December 07, 2012

American Academy of Ophthalmology

EyeCare America: Medication Assistance

Use this online resource of pharmaceutical assistance programs to help obtain ophthalmic drug assistance for patients in need.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Find a Health Center

Find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find a Health Center iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Medicare and Medicaid Help with Medical and Drug Costs

Learn about Medicare, Medicaid and other resources that can help pay for medical costs if you meet certain income and resource limits.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Modest Needs Org: Search Other Resources

Modest Needs' Resources database is a user-contributed list of helpful organizations and programs. The entries on this page have been listed by registered users of Modest Needs and are provided for information only.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Modest Needs Foundation

National Multilingual Helpline

This helpline offers Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) seniors bilingual assistance with questions about their Medicare Prescription Drug plans and other health matters. Languages include English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Vietnamese.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

NeedyMeds: First-Time Users

NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. Read this page to learn more about the programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

NORD’s Patient Assistance Programs

Find patient assistance programs that help patients with rare diseases obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Overview: Patient Access Network Foundation- (PDF)

Patient Access Network helps underinsured patients access needed medications through co-payment assistance. PAN provides financial assistance in 28 oncology, chronic and rare disease funds, including multiple myeloma, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Access Network Foundation

Participating Patient Assistance Programs

Search for state and corporate prescription assistance programs that help patients obtain free or low-cost medications.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program

The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief program assists insured patients who are financially and medically qualified and are being treated for specific conditions. Call 1- 866-512-3861 or apply online.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Assistance Program Directory

This document provides an alphabetical list of pharmaceutical companies that offer prescription assistance programs.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Rx Assist

Patient Assistance Programs for Rheumatology-Related Drugs

Find a list of assistance programs to help you purchase some rheumatology-related drugs.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American College of Rheumatology

Prescription Assistance: Lupus Foundation of America

Here is a list of prescription assistance programs provided by the Lupus Foundation of America.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Lupus Foundation of America

Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

Find out about public and private resources that can help people with the cost of their medicines.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

American Cancer Society

RxHope: Patient Assistance Process

These simple steps explain how to initiate the patient assistance process to enable you to obtain medications for free or at a small co-pay.

Review Date: March 22, 2012

RxHope

Statewide Drug Assistance Programs

Find programs listed by state that assist older adults, disabled, and low income individuals to pay for prescription medicines.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Rx Assist

Understanding The Extra Help With Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan- (PDF)

Some people with limited resources and income may be able to get Extra Help with the costs related to a Medicare prescription drug plan. Find out if you are eligible for Extra Help.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Social Security Administration