You may have challenges accessing HBV treatments, but help is out there. All of the pharmaceutical companies that sell HBV medications have a patient assistance program (PAP) to help uninsured or underinsured people cover all or part of the costs of their drug. If you are insured, but have a high co-pay, there are co-pay assistance services, too. Additionally, there are non-profit organizations that can help with some additional support for co-pays. Check with each program for details.



Phone number


Epivir HBV (lamivudine)

Glaxo Smith Kline


Entecavir (baraclude)

Bristol Myers Squibb

855-898-0267 (PAGE UNAVAILABLE)

Hepsera (adefovir)



Viread (tenofovir disoproxil)



Vemlidy (tenofovir alafenamide)



Intron A (interferon alpha)



Pegasys (pegylated interferon)



Additional financial assistance and access advocacy programs

The following organizations can help you find low-cost medical care, navigate the health care access and insurance field, or provide financial assistance to help with HBV costs and related healthcare expenses. These programs have different eligibility requirements, and some have limited funds each year.

HealthWell Foundation
(800) 675-8416
Offers a co-pay assistance program can provide up to $10,000 to eligible patients who are insured and have an annual household income of up to 400% of the federal poverty level.

Needy Meds
A one-stop site for patient assistance programs and other discount opportunities for a variety of pharmaceuticals; also has a very useful database to find free and low-cost medical clinics that can be searched by ZIP code.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A free, confidential program offered by the pharmaceutical industry, this serves as a one-stop shopping site for over 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including around 200 offered by the drug companies themselves. They also have a directory of over 10,000 free or low-cost clinics that can be searched by ZIP code.

Patient Access Network Foundation
(866) 316-7263
Has an HCV-specific program, and can offer up to $4,500 in financial assistance for eligible individuals.

Patient Advocate Foundation
(800) 532-5274
Has an HBV-specific program, and can offer up to $4000 in co-pay assistance for eligible individuals. They also assist patients with insurance denials and access to care issues.