Patient Assistance Programs in the U.S.

Patient assistance programs are available in the United States to help people find medical care and low-cost or free prescription drugs. These resources may be available to people regardless of their ability to pay and their insurance or immigration status.

Medical Assistance Resources

Check with the local department of health or community-based organizations that serve people who have limited income, health insurance, and English language abilities for a referral to a low-cost health center. Also check with the local hospital – especially if it is part of a university medical school – since they might run a free clinic.

In the U.S. there are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) located across the country that specifically provide low-cost, and sometimes even free, medical care. To find a FQHC near you, visit Find a Health Center.

 

Drug Assistance Programs

Several pharmaceutical companies provide help with purchasing their hepatitis B drugs. It is important to note, however, that these programs can change from year to year, and the available funding can be depleted before the end of a year. But it is definitely worth checking these drug assistance programs if you need help.  Below is a list of the companies and their contact information.  

 

Patient Assistance Programs 

Drug Name

 Company

Contact
Information

Epivir HBV
(Lamivudine)

GlaxoSmithKline

Bridges to Access
1-866-728-4368

GSK for you
1-888-825-5249


Hepsera
(Adefovir)

Gilead

Gilead U.S. Advancing Access

Entecavir
(Baraclude)

Bristol-Myers Squibb

BMS Patient Assistance Center
855-898-0267


Tyzeka
(Telbivudine)

Novartis

Novartis Patient Assistance NOW
800-245-5356


Viread
(Tenofovir disoproxil)

 

Gilead


Gilead Advancing Access

800-226-2056

Vemlidy 
(Tenofovir alafenamide)

Gilead

Gilead Advancing Access

800-226-2056

Intron A
(Interfon-Alpha)

Merck

Merck Access Program
855-257-3932


Pegasys
(Pegylated Interferon)

Genentech (Roche Group)

PEGASYS Access Program
877-757-6243

 

Additional Resources 

Patient Advocate Foundation

1-866-512-3861

Simple Fill

877-386-0206

Free Medicine Foundation

573-996-3333

Merck Vaccine Assistance Program (Recombivax)

800-727-5400

NeedyMeds.com

N/A

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888-477-2669

Rx Assist

info@rxassist.org

Together Rx Access

888-477-2669

Healthwell Foundation

(800) 675-8416

Patient Access Network Foundation

866-316-7263