Patient Assistance Programs

Patient Assistance Programs

The Patient Assistance Program (PAP) is one program which helps patients who can’t afford their high cost medications. These programs are typically offered by pharmaceutical companies aimed mainly to help patients get the medication they desperately need. It helps qualifying patients who do not have prescription drug coverage to get free or low-cost medicines through the public or private programs that's suited for them. Doctors, health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups come together to create a network of patient support system for the needy patients.


Pharmaceutical companies have long been worldwide leaders not only in pharmaceutical innovation, but also in philanthropic initiatives and their longstanding patient assistance programs are especially helpful.
This Directory and 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669), further their goal of helping to make medicines available to those who need them.

AbbVie Abbott Patient Assistance Foundation 1-800-222-6885

Amgen ENcourage Foundation® 1-800-282-7752

The Safety Net Foundation 1-888-762-6436

Astellas Pharma US Inc. Astellas Access Services 1-800-477-6472

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings Programs 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363)

Bayer HealthCare Arch Foundation (Mirena) 1-877-393-9071

Bayer Patient Assistance Program 1-866-575-5002

Betaseron Patient Assistance Program 1-877-836-5724

Kogenate Factor Solutions 1-800-288-8374

Nexavar REACH Program 1-866-322-4448

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc. 1-800-556-8317

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. 1-800-736-0003

Bristol-Myers Squibb Access Virology Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. 1-888-281-8981

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Atripla) 1-866-290-4767