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The following programs may be helpful to people who have trouble paying for asthma or allergy treatment or medications. (Each program has different eligibility requirements.)

  • Contact the AAFA Chapter in your area. Some chapters have programs to assist patients directly or may know of local programs to help.

  • Contact the Health Insurance Marketplace to find health insurance that fits your budget, and the cost may be subsidized. www.healthcare.gov 

  • Contact your local Health Department. (Listed In your phone book under county or city programs.)  Some have emergency programs for people unable to afford treatment.

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance - offers a single point of access—through a toll-free phone number and web site—to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.  AAFA encourages anyone who does not have prescription coverage and has trouble affording their medicines to call 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) or visit www.pparx.org to see if they may qualify for one or more programs.

  • The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation - has copay help for asthma medications including Xolair. 1-866-316-7263 or www.panfoundation.org.

  • Patient Assistant Program Center, Pharmaceutical patient assistant programs, http://www.rxassist.org 

  • BenefitsCheckup, A service of the National Council on the Aging- a website to find programs for people 55 and over that may help pay for some of the costs of their prescription drugs, www.benefitscheckup.org

  • Caring Foundation for Children - Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  This program provides free health insurance to children who are not covered by other private insurance plans, and do not qualify for public insurance.  Spaces are generally limited.  There is usually no pre-existing condition clause.  Eligibility and services are determined by the individual Blue Cross/Blue Shield agency.   Call your local office.

  • U.S.Department of Health and Human Services - State insurance programs for infants, children and teens, 1-877-kids-now (1-877-543-7669) www.insurekidsnow.gov 

  • Chronic Disease Fund - Will give prescription assistance for certain diseases if the person has no prescription insurance or needs help with co-payments. www.cdfund.org or 1-877-968-7233.

  • Information for health clinics for people without insurance or ability to pay for medical assistance. http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ 
  • NeedyMeds.com – Provides information to find programs for prescription assistance. www.needymeds.com

  • RX Outreach - Patient Assistance Program that provides affordable medicines. www.rxoutreach.com or 1-800-769-3880

  • Patient Assistance NOW - Provides specific information about available programs and services.  The web site features a program finder for programs that help eligible patients pay for their medicines.  The Program Finder asks a few short, simple questions to help determine which programs best fit a patient’s individual needs. 1-800-245-5356 or www.PatientAssistanceNow.com 

  • Elder Care Locator Information Specialist - Assists in finding local support resources for older adults to live independently, including locating Medicare prescription drug information and assistance in your community. 1-800-677-1116 or www.eldercare.gov

  • Pfizer - Provides patient assistance programs for those without prescription drug coverage to obtain the medicines they require. 1-212-733-2323 or 1-866-706-2400 or www.pfizer.com.

  • Xolair Access Solutions - Information about Xolair and access to insurance coverage and reimbursement and financial help to pay for Xolair.1-800-704-6610 or www.xolairaccesssolutions.com.

  • The HealthWell Foundation - May be able to help with the cost of Xolair, co-payments, deductibles, premiums and help pay for health insurance. 1-800-675-8416 or info@healthwellfoundation.org.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Patient Prescriptions Programs, including help for Advair, - www.gskforyou.com or 1-866-475-3678.

  • The Dispensary of Hope - Provides sustainable-access medicines for the underinsured communities. To receive most medications, the patient can not be enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare Part D and does not have a third party prescription insurance. 888-428-HOPE (4673) or www.dispensaryofhope.org.


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