Financial Resources for HBV

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.

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

Financial assistance and access advocacy programs

HealthWell Foundation

Offers a co-pay assistance program that 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.
(800) 675-8416

Needy Meds

Provides 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

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

Patient Advocate Foundation

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.

Pharmaceutical co-pay and patient assistance programs

Medication Manufacturer Website Phone Number
Glaxo Smith Kline 888-825-5249             
Bristol-Myers Squibb 855-898-0267    
Gilead 800-226-2056
tenofovir disoproxil
Gilead 800-226-2056     
tenofovir alafenamide
Gilead 800-226-2056     
Intron A
interferon alfa-2b
Merck 855-257-3932     
pegylated interferon
Genentech 888-442-2377