Prescription Drug Assistance

Prescription drug costs can quickly become a financial burden for you and your family. The information and resources below may help.

Health insurance and prescription drug costs

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 and prescription drug costs

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® offers the Komen Treatment Assistance Program to eligible, underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment.

With this program, we aim to help those who are facing financial challenges by providing: limited financial assistance, breast cancer education, psychosocial support and information about local resources.

Funding helps women and men of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to those who meet pre-determined eligibility criteria. 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).

Prescription drug assistance programs

The Assistance Fund – Breast Cancer Copay Assistance Program
Provides 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

MedicalAssistanceTool.org
Provides 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 Foundation
Find 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 Hope
Find 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 helpline@komen.org.

 

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