Managing the costs associated with healthcare of spondylitis can be stressful, and for many a financial burden. Below is a list of assistance programs that can help with the cost of medications, co-pays, and other healthcare needs.
*SAA does not endorse or recommend any medications or products for spondylitis, and always advises that you seek the counsel of a physician before initiating any treatment for spondylitis.
Patient assistance programs for HUMIRA (Adalimumab)
- HUMIRA Protection Plan
From the site: "The majority of commercially insured HUMIRA patients are eligible* to pay $5 or less for HUMIRA with this savings card."
- The AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation
From the site: "The AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation provides AbbVie medicines at no cost to qualified patients who are experiencing financial difficulties and who generally do not have coverage available for these products through private insurance or government funded programs."
Patient assistance programs for ENBREL (Etanercept)
- Enbrel Support Card
From the site: "The ENBREL Support™ card provides financial support to eligible* commercially insured patients when presented to the pharmacy."
- ENcourage Foundation
From the site: "ENcourage Foundation® is a nonprofit patient assistance program supported by Amgen and Pfizer that provides Enbrel® (etanercept) at no cost to qualifying patients with no or limited drug coverage."
Patient assistance programs for REMICADE (Infliximab)
- Rebate and Prescription Assistance programs for REMICADE
From the site: "This page has information about prescription assistance programs sponsored by relevant Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies as well as up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have available funding to help minimize drug costs for REMICADE®."
Patient assistance programs for SIMPONI (Golimumab)
- Savings Cards and Prescription Assistance programs for SIMPONI
From the site: "Information about prescription assistance programs sponsored by relevant Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies as well as up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have available funding to help minimize drug costs for SIMPONI®."
Other Patient Assistance programs and Drug Discount Cards (could include discounts for TNF-a inhibitors as well)
- Chronic Disease Fund
Their focus is to provide assistance to those under-insured patients who are diagnosed with chronic or life altering diseases that require the use of expensive, specialty therapeutics.
- Drug Discount Card
SAA has partnered with NeedyMeds to provide a Drug Discount Card for prescription medications. Anyone can use this card, but it cannot be combined with insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Please click here for more information on how to use this card, and please click here to download a copy of the card.
- HealthWell Foundation
From the site: "A nonprofit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket healthcare costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, co-payments, and deductibles, health insurance premiums, and other selected out-of-pocket healthcare costs."
- Merck Helps
From the site: "At Merck, we believe that no one should go without the medicines or vaccines they need. That is why the Company provides its medicines and adult vaccines for free or at discounts to people who do not have prescription drug or health insurance coverage and who, without our assistance, cannot afford their Merck medicine and vaccines."
From the site: "NeedyMeds is a source of information about assistance programs that help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses."
*Also note that SAA and Needy Meds have partnered to offer a Drug Discount Card. More information, as well as the card can be found at the below url: www.spondylitis.org/pdf/needymeds-card.pdf
- Patient Access Network Foundation
Toll Free (866) 316-PANF (7268)
From the site: "The Patient Access Network Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the needs of patients that cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket healthcare costs."
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Toll Free (888) 4PPA-NOW (444-2669)
From the site: "The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them."
- Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief
Toll Free (866) 512-3861
From the site: "Patient Advocate Foundation's Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Program provides direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured Americans who financially and medically qualify."
- Pfizer Helpful Answers
From the site: "Pfizer Helpful Answers family of patient assistance programs offers different services to match the unique needs of each patient."
- RxAssist Patient Assistance Program Center
From the site: "RxAssist is a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable, or free, medications. The database includes information on the pharmaceutical companies' patient assistance programs, or programs that provide free medication to low-income patients. RxAssist was created by Volunteers in Health Care, a national, nonprofit resource center for healthcare programs working with the uninsured."
Toll Free (877) 979-4673
From the site: "You can apply here for Patient Assistance Programs offered by hundreds of manufacturers, as well as find information on programs offered by State and Federal government and by pharmaceutical companies."
- Rx Outreach
From the site: "Rx Outreach is a patient assistance program (PAP) for people of all ages. The program makes prescription medicines affordable for uninsured and under-insured individuals and families."
- Together RX Access
From the site: "The Together Rx Access™ Card was created as a public service by a group of some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, in order to provide savings on prescriptions to eligible residents of the US and Puerto Rico who have no prescription drug coverage."
From the site: "We are the leading provider of professional pharmaceutical services and patient assistance programs. Our patient assistance programs in partnership with leading providers of pharmaceutical care providers offers low cost medications for virtually all brand or generic medications. Our innovative program provides pharmaceutical services to qualified individuals for as low as $20 for a 3 months supply of medication."