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Drug Assistance Program

Many pharmaceutical companies, state programs and nonprofits have drug assistance programs (PAPs) that offer free or low-cost medicines if you don’t have insurance or are underinsured and can’t afford your medicine.

Programs and program benefits vary. Depending on your insurance, income, and medicine, you may be eligible for help to reduce your medicine copay. You may qualify for free medicines if you do not have health insurance, do not have enough health insurance to cover your medicines, or meet certain criteria.

Below is a list of organizations and programs that may be able to help you cover the cost of your asthma medicines.

At this time, AAFA does not have any programs to provide funding for medicines.

Note: The links below go to websites outside of aafa.org. Listed programs and benefits may change at any time. Contact the programs directly to see if you qualify.

Drug Company Assistance Programs

Medicines Covered:

  • AIRSUPRA™, PULMICORT®, SYMBICORT®, FASENRA®

Program:

  • AZ&Me™ – AstraZeneca Prescription Savings Program

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-292-6363

About the Program:

 


Medicines Covered:

  • DUPIXENT®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-844-387-4936 (option 1)

About the Program:

  • DUPIXENT MyWay® Program is a patient support program designed to help people access DUPIXENT. This is a biologic treatment for asthma, eczema, and other allergic conditions. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Medicines Covered:

  • Epinephrine devices – all brands

About the Program:

 


Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-888-941-3331

About the Program:

 


Medicines Covered:

  • ARNUITY ELIPTA, NUCALA®, SEREVENT®, TRELEGY®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-866-475-3678

About the Program:

 


Medicines Covered:

  • Singulair®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-727-5400

About the Program:

  • MerckHelps provides certain medicines and adult vaccines for free to people who do not have prescription drug or health insurance coverage and who, without their assistance, cannot afford Merck medicine and vaccines. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Medicines Covered:

  • ASMANEX® HFA, ASMANEX® TWISTHALER®, DULERA®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

  • Organon provides certain medicines for free to people who do not have prescription drug or health insurance coverage and who, without their assistance, cannot afford Organon medicines. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Medicines Covered:

  • XOLAIR®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-855-965-2472

About the Program:

 


Medicines Covered:

  • QVAR RediHaler®

Company/Medicine:

Contact Information:

  • 1-877-237-4881

About the Program:

  • The Teva Cares Foundation provides patient assistance programs to improve patient access to medication at no cost to patients in the United States who meet certain insurance and income criteria. Learn about program eligibility.

 

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Pharmacy Drug Savings Programs

Program Name:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

  • Blink Health finds the lowest price for the medicines you need. Find discounted prescription prices on over 15,000 medicines.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-855-268-2822

About the Program:

  • GoodRx is a free resource that lets you compare medicine prices and find discounts.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-888-941-3331

About the Program:

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-855-912-6346

About the Program:

  • Kroger RX Saving Club members pay a membership fee and enjoy savings on common drugs.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-888-331-1002

About the Program:

  • The SCBN Prescription Assistance program is for uninsured or underinsured people who cannot afford their prescribed medicines.
  • The program requires a membership fee to participate.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-866-922-7312 or speak with your Walgreens pharmacist

About the Program:

  • Walgreen Prescription Savings Club members pay a membership fee to help them save on cash prices of medicines at participating Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • Contact your local Walmart pharmacy

About the Program:

  • The Walmart Rx program includes up to a 30-day supply for $4 and a 90-day supply for $10 of some covered generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages.

 


Program Name:

Contact Information:

  • 1-877-296-4673

About the Program:

  • Prescription Hope provides access to brand-name medicines for only $50 a month per medication through their medication access service. Learn about program eligibility.

 

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Nonprofit Copay and Premium Assistance Programs

Organization:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

  • AcariaHealth provides specialty pharmacy services for people living with complex and chronic health conditions. AcariaHealth’s Copay Assistance Support Team will research and apply to qualifying patient assistance programs on behalf of the patient. Learn about the program.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-366-7741

About the Program:

  • Accessia Health provides financial help to pay for prescriptions, medical treatments and expenses, and insurance premiums. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-877-968-7233

About the Program:

  • Good Days provides financial support for people who cannot afford the treatment they urgently need.
  • Copay, travel, premium, and diagnostic testing assistance may be available.
  • Learn about eligibility criteria.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

  • Harbor Path delivers life-saving medicine for free to people who are uninsured. They are currently serving 17 states. Eligibility Calculator.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

About the Program:

  • Healthwell Foundation offers financial assistance through several Disease Funds, with new funds opening every year.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-866-316-7263

About the Program:

  • PAN offers financial help for out-of-pocket medicine costs including copays, health insurance premiums, and transportation costs associated with medical care. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-866-512-3861

About the Program:

  • PAF’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program provides direct financial help to qualified people with co-payments, co-insurance or cost-sharing associated with prescription drugs through funds dedicated to specific disease states. Learn about program eligibility.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-888-796-1234

About the Program:

 

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State Drug Assistance Programs

Organization:

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-772-1213
  • (TTY 1-800-325-0778)

More Information:

  • The Extra Help program assists people with limited income and resources lower Medicare Part D costs.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

More Information:

  • Free insurance counseling and help to Medicare-eligible people, their families, and caregivers.

 


Organization:

Contact Information:

  • Contact your local county office

More Information:

  • CalAIM offers Medi-Cal enrollees access to services that address their ​physical, behavioral, developmental, dental, and long-term care needs.

 


Organization:

More Information:

 

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Patient Assistance Tools and Databases

Tool:

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-794-6559

More Information:

  • BenefitsCheckUp® is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA). It is an online tool to connect older adults to benefits.

 


Tool:

Contact Information:

  • 1-800-503-6897
  • gro.sdemydeen@ofni

More Information:

  • A national nonprofit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medicines and other health care costs.

 


Tool:

Contact Information:

  • 888-477-2669

More Information:

  • PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a search engine for many of the patient assistance resources the biopharmaceutical industry offers.

 


Tool:

Contact Information:

  • Web-based only

More Information:

 


Tool:

Contact Information:

  • Web-based only

More Information:

  • SingleCare works with pharmacies to negotiate discounts on prescriptions. Look up prescriptions to find the lowest prices in your area.

 

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AAFA Regional Chapters

The AAFA New England Chapter has more information on drug assistance for Massachusetts residents.

The AAFA St. Louis Chapter offers help to eligible children and young adults in certain Missouri or Illinois counties.

The AAFA Michigan Chapter has more information on drug assistance for Michigan residents, including the Jared Williams Medication Fund (JWMF).

Community Resources

United Way 211: The most comprehensive source from of information about local resources and services in the country.

PayFlex: Funds in a health savings account (HSA) or a health care flexible spending account (FSA) can be used for eligible medical expenses.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: A national non-profit that provides local assistance and services.

FoodFinder: A map of food pantries across the United States. Search your ZIP code to learn about free food assistance programs near you.

American Sleep Apnea Association: Assists people with sleep apnea who cannot afford their CPAP mask supplies through the CPAP Assistance Program.

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Updated January 2024