Prescription drug costs can quickly become a financial burden for you and your family. The information and resources below may help.
A prescription drug plan may be included in your health insurance policy. If not, you may buy one separately.
Under most plans, you either pay a set amount for each filled prescription (for example, $10) or a set percentage of a drug's retail cost. Plans often have a cap on coverage.
Learn more about health insurance.
Medicare doesn't directly pay for prescription drugs.
Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) is run by private insurance companies under contract with Medicare.
Medicare Part D offers several prescription drug plans. Before joining one, compare the benefits offered by each plan.
For information on Medicare prescription drug benefits, call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov.
Komen Treatment Assistance Program
Susan G. Komen® created the Komen Treatment Assistance Program to help those struggling with the costs of breast cancer treatment by providing financial assistance to eligible individuals.
Funding is available for eligible individuals of any age undergoing breast cancer treatment, at any stage of the disease. To learn more about this program and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
The Assistance Fund - Breast Cancer Copay Assistance ProgramProvides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments. https://tafcares.org/program-listing/
Komen Treatment Assistance Program Provides financial assistance for some medications. 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)www.komen.org/treatment-assistance-program/
MedicalAssistanceTool.orgProvides low-cost and free prescription drug programs for those with limited income.www.medicineassistancetool.org/
Medicare Find information on Medicare prescription drug plans. www.medicare.gov
NeedyMeds.com Find information on drug company financial assistance programs. www.needymeds.com
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments to people with metastatic breast cancer who qualify. www.panfoundation.org/
Patient Advocate FoundationFind an online directory of drug company financial assistance programs. www.patientadvocate.org/
Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program Provides financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments. www.copays.org
Rx HopeFind an online directory of prescription drug assistance programs. www.rxhope.com/
Susan G. Komen®’s Breast Care Helpline:1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
Calls to our Breast Care Helpline are answered by a trained and caring staff member Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Our helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone who has questions or concerns about breast cancer, including people diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
You can also email the helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Brochure
1-877 GO KOMEN(1-877-465-6636)