Patient Support Programs

What Patient Support Programs are Available During COVID-19?

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and create unprecedented challenges for patients and families, here is a look at patient support programs available during this time. 

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myAbbvie assist provides free Abbvie medicine to qualifying patients. Abbvie has expanded finanical assistance to support patients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support the most vulnerable dialysis and recently transplanted patients who are facing unanticipated expenses due to COVID-19, AKF has launched its Coronavirus Emergency Fund, the only emergency fund dedicated to this patient group. 
Bristol Myers has expanded its existing patient support programs to help patients in the U.S. who have lost their health insurance due to COVID-19 pandemic access all branded Bristol Myers Squibb medicines for free.
The Cancer Support Community launched the Cancer Emergency Fund to provide assistance in the form of a $250 relief grant for people with cancer who are in active treatment, including palliative and hospice care. This assistance is for non-medical expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.
To support clients facing the dual challenges of cancer and COVID-19, on March 20, CancerCare opened a financial assistance fund for those impacted by COVID-19 and cancer. 
To help support families and advocacy organizations during COVID-19, the Child Neurology Foundation is distributing multiple rounds of $100,000 worth of grants directly into the child neurology community. 
Janssen CarePath provides affordability resources to help patients get started and stay on their Janssen medicines. For patients who have lost jobs or insurance coverage, Janssen CarePath can also provide referral to independent foundations that offer free medicines.
Eligible blood cancer patients will receive an individual one-time $250 stipend per patient to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities, transportation and other needs. Patients do not need to have a COVID-19 diagnosis and there are no income criteria to qualify.
Lilly's goal is to help people with diabetes get the medicine they need. Lilly is committed to helping people with diabetes regardless of whether you have insurance from an employer, Medicare, or no insurance at all.
Duchenne Families! We're here to help—the Duchenne Family Assistance Program has launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide direct financial assistance to families during this unprecedented pandemic.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Merck Patient Assistance Program is making a number of changes to help patients who have lost their job or cannot get into their doctor’s office during this crisis. 
Find patient assistance with FundFinder. Powered by the PAN Foundation, FundFinder is an easy-to-use web app that tracks the available funding status of over 200 patient assistance programs at 9 charitable foundations in one convenient place. 

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