Prescription drugs 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 does not 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.
CancerCare – Co-payment Assistance Foundation Offers health insurance co-payment assistance for chemotherapy and targeted therapy drugs. 866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729) www.cancercarecopay.org
CancerCare – Komen Treatment Assistance Fund Offers financial assistance for some medications, medical equipment and lymphedema supplies. 800-813-HOPE (800-813-4673) www.cancercare.org/financial/information
MedicareFind information on Medicare prescription drug plans for people 65 and older. . www.medicare.gov/
NeedyMeds.com Offers information on drug company assistance programs. www.needymeds.org/pap
Patient Advocate Foundation Find an online directory of drug company assistance programs. www.patientadvocate.org/
Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program Offers financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments. 866-512-3861 www.copays.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for people with limited income. 888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669) www.pparx.org/
Rx Hope Find an online directory of prescription drug assistance programs. www.rxhope.com/
Strings for a CureOffers financial assistance for prescription drugs co-payments.www.stringsforacure.org/SFAC-Programs/
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Brochure
1-877 GO KOMEN(1-877-465-6636)