YourBlueprint™- Personalized services to help you get AYVAKIT™ (avapritinib), pay for your medicine, and get support every step of the way. YourBlueprint™ is a patient support program designed to assist you throughout your treatment with AYVAKIT by providing: 1-on-1support, and financial assistance options, and helpful resources. Connect with a case manager today. Get more information visit YourBlueprint™ or call 1-888-BLUPRNT (1-888-258-7768).
Qinlock (Deciphera Pharmaceuticals)
Financial help may be available no matter what insurance you have, or if you have no insurance at all. Cost and insurance coverage should never come between you and your treatment. For help getting Qinlock and enrolling in Deciphera’s patient assistance program, visit Deciphera AccessPoint.
Other: Generic Imatinib Companies
Apotex offers financial assistance with cost-sharing for Imatinib to commercially insured patients through the Imatinib Instant Savings Program. Call 1-877- 336-2187 or visit www.imatinibzerocopay.com/patient-assistance.aspx/
Sun Pharma offers financial assistance for eligible patients through the imatinib savings card and the Sun Pharma Patient Assistance Program (PAP). To learn more about the programs, call a Patient Care Specialist at 1-844-502-5950. To submit an application, visit http://www.imatinibrx.com/
The Teva Cares Foundation is a group of patient assistance programs that provide certain Teva medications at no or reduced cost to patients in the United States who meet certain insurance and income criteria. Call 1-877-237-4881, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time, or visit http://www.tevacares.org/. For the Imatinib savings card, visit http://tevaimatinibsavings.com/
Other: Nexavar (Bayer)
Patients prescribed Nexavar can turn to REACH (Resources for Expert Assistance and Care Helpline), a free support program providing you with information about your therapy, as well as your financial assistance options.
Enroll at https://zerocopaysupport.com/ or call 1-866-581-4992 for more information on enrolling online.
Government Insured (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Military)
Financial assistance may be available through independent charitable organizations or alternate funding options.
Call 1-866-639-2827 to speak with a reimbursement counselor (9am-5pm EST/EDT).
Financial assistance may be available through the Patient Assistance Program (PAP) or alternate funding options.
Call 1-866-639-2827 to speak with a reimbursement counselor (9am-5pm EST/EDT).
Bayer Oncology $0 Co-Pay Program
The zero dollar Nexavar co-pay program allows patients to fill their prescription with no out-of-pocket costs for eligible, commercially insured patients. To complete the 3-step enrollment process visit https://zerocopaysupport.com/
Other: Ponatinib (Ariad)
ICLUSIG 1point provides support throughout your treatment by offering a wide range of services to get you the information you need and assist with day-to-day concerns associated with your treatment.
Regardless of your insurance status, ICLUSIG 1Point can help identify an array of financial assistance programs for which you may be eligible.
The ICLUSIG Co-Pay Assistance Program limits your co-pay or coinsurance to $10 per month. To determine your eligibility and enroll in the ICLUSIG Co-Pay Assistance Program call 1-844-T1POINT (1-844-817-6468).
ICLUSIG 1Point helps identify third-party, nonprofit foundations that can grant financial assistance to you that can help with your out-of-pocket, treatment-related expenses (e.g., co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles). To learn more, call 1-844-T1POINT (1-844-817-6468).
Uninsured or Underinsured
ICLUSIG 1Point can help explore patient eligibility for the Patient Assistance Program, which may provide drug at no cost for up to 1 year, subject to eligibility. To learn more call 1-844-T1POINT (1-844-817-6468).
Financial Assistance for Cancer Care through Charitable Foundations
Benefits Checkup finds programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other services.
Free Medicine Program helps patients obtain prescription drugs and medications free of charge.
Patient Access Network Foundation is dedicated to assisting patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs. With disease-specific funds, PAN assists the underinsured in accessing health care treatments. Call 1-866-316-7263 for visit https://panfoundation.org/
NeedyMeds provides information on the programs many drug companies have that give away free prescription medications to people who have no insurance and qualify for their programs. Allows you to access the information on the drug by searching by drug or by manufacturer.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
Patient Services Incorporated is committed to assisting persons with chronic medical illnesses in accessing health insurance and pharmacy co-payment assistance.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides co-pay assistance for patients with Metastatic Gastric Cancer. Information about the PAF Co-Pay Relief Program can be obtained by calling 1-866-512-3861, option1, or visiting www.copays.org or www.patientadvocate.org.
Travel Assistance for Medical Care
Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. This site lists volunteers who perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, environmental support, and other missions of public service.
For flights request or information, visit www.aircarealliance.org.
Air Charity Network provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. To request assistance, call 1-877-621-7177 or visit http://www.aircharitynetwork.org/
Angel Flight is a non-profit organization of pilots and other volunteers dedicated to serving the community by arranging free private air transportation for medical patients and their families who cannot afford to utilize normal, commercial transportation. For flights request, visit http://www.angelflight.com/
Angel Airlines for Cancer Patients (AACP) facilitates no-cost commercial airline tickets for needy cancer patients and their families .Patients may access help supported by AACP by calling 888-675-1405. Information specialists will talk with the patient and determine the exact travel need and then refer them to the best type of assistance.
Corporate Angel Network aims to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for adult and pediatric cancer patients by arranging free flights to recognized treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business. To send an inquiry form visit http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/
LifeLine Pilots facilitates free transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care in 10 states. To speak to the Mission Coordinator, call 1-800-822-7972, or visit http://www.lifelinepilots.org/
Mercy Medical Angels provides free transportation nationwide to and from medical care on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets, and in the air through commercial airlines and volunteer pilots. To request assistance visit http://www.mercymedical.org/
Operation Liftoff provides air transportation for children with a life threatening illness for a treatment trip. To complete a treatment trip request form, visit http://www.operationliftoff.com/
Patient AirLift Services (PALS) arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up. To request a flight, visit http://www.palservices.org/
Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program offers a directory of available options, sorted by city. The ACS Road to Recovery program partners with municipalities, faith-based organizations, and a network of volunteer drivers to provide the much-needed rides back and forth to appointments. More information on the program is available at https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services.html or by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Uber Health is an extension of the Uber ride-sharing platform for patients and caregivers. Uber Health rides are managed through the health care provider. The doctor’s office has an account with Uber Health, and they can schedule rides up to 30 days in advance of an appointment, allowing for simple access to a ride when it is needed. Multiple visits can be scheduled at once, making it easier to take care of a series of treatments or follow-up visits, and eliminating the stress of finding a ride for every appointment individually. From the patient perspective, using Uber Health does not require a smart phone, unlike the standard Uber app-based service. Scheduling and arrangements can be made through text messages and traditional phone calls. Rides from Uber Health can be submitted to the health insurance provider and there are no increased costs over standard Uber rides associated with using this more personalized service.
Lyft Concierge offers a similar platform to Uber Health, also providing transport coordinated through the doctor’s office. As with Uber, the Lyft rides can be paid for by a patient’s health insurance provider, including Medicare and Medicaid in some cases.
Chemo Cars, available in Charlotte, NC and Amarillo, TX with plans to expand, has provided over 12,000 free rides since its inception in 2017. Founded by Zach Bolster after witnesses his mother’s struggle with pancreatic cancer, Chemo Cars is a non-profit organization that partners directly with Uber and Lyft to provide free transport to and from medical visits. The cost of the rides is provided by donations to Chemo Cars, requested at $12 per donor to pay for one ride. https://chemocars.org/about/faq/
Lodging Assistance for Medical Care
The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN) is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.
Joe’s House is a housing resource for cancer patients and their families who must travel away from home for medical treatment. The site lists hundreds of cancer treatment centers and nearby lodging facilities.
Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms and Care Mobiles keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.
Legal & Financial Navigation
Triage Cancer provides free education on the practical and legal issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis. There are educational events, and resources and materials available. 424-258-4628 or visit their website.