Treatment for HCV can be expensive, but the good news is that help is out there. All of the pharmaceutical companies have a patient assistance program (PAP) to help uninsured people, and some also provide help for underinsured people to cover all or part of the costs of their drug. There are also pharmaceutical co-pay programs and non-profit organizations that can help with some additional support for co-pays. Check with each program for details.
Financial assistance and access advocacy programs
Provides a single site for all patient assistance program applications for both HIV and HCV medications.
Their newly formed hepatitis C co-pay assistance program can provide up to $15,000 to eligible patients who are insured and have an annual household income of up to 500% of the federal poverty level.
A discount lab service for uninsured, low income and high deductible insured persons. They have lab services in all states except: CT, MA, NJ, NY and RI. Their easy-to-use website allows you to enter the labs you need, pay for them, find a lab near your ZIP code, and receive your results securely online.
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 HCV-specific program, and can offer up to $7,200 in financial assistance for eligible individuals.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Has an HCV-specific program, and a “Co-Pay Relief” program that can offer up to $24,000 in co-pay assistance for eligible individuals. They also have case managers who can assist patients with insurance denials and access to care issues.
Pharmaceutical co-pay and patient assistance programs
|Daklinza||Bristol-Myers Squibb||(844) 44-CONNECT
|Olysio||Janssen Therapeutics||(855) 5-OLYSIO
|Sovaldi||Gilead Sciences||(855) 7-MYPATH