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.
The Assistance Fund - Breast Cancer Copay Assistance ProgramOffers financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments. https://tafcares.org/program-listing/
Komen Treatment Assistance Program Offers financial assistance for some medications. 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)www.komen.org
MedicalAssistanceTool.orgOffers 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 Offers 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/
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)