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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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. 
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. 
Through COVID Care, PAF is providing patients, and caregivers, with services that are responsive to their needs and concerns due to the pandemic. 
Pfizer RxPathways connects eligible patients to a range of assistance programs that offer insurance support, co-pay help, and medicines for free or at a savings.
UCB has expanded our existing Patient Assistance Program to help eligible patients in the U.S. who have been impacted by COVID-19 by expediting enrollment to help ensure uninterrupted access to their medicines at no cost.

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