Prescriptions

Free Prescription Help for Cancer Patients

Free programs sponsored by drug companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and civic groups to help low-income and uninsured patients get free or low-cost brand name medications and related professional services. To let us know of updates to our listings that we’ve missed, please get in touch here.

GSK Patient Assistance Program

GSK Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

The GSK Patient Assistance Program helps patients in the US with no insurance and limited financial means to get the medications they need. Eligibility is based on need as determined by income and family size. To find out if your medication is offered through this free program, use the online form on the website to get started: https://www.gskforyou.com/uninsured-patient-assistance/.


Pfizer RxPathways

Pfizer RxPathways

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (844) 989-7284
Program Status: Open

Description:

Pfizer RxPathways offers access to many of the Pfizer medications at free or reduced cost for cancer patients who cannot otherwise afford them. Pfizer estimates that patients can save between 36% to 75% using this free program. To see if your prescription is available, visit https://www.pfizerrxpathways.com/ and type your medication in the search box to get started or call toll-free (844) 989-7284 to get help from a Medicine Access Counselor over the phone.


Amgen Safety-Net Foundation

Amgen Safety-Net Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

The Amgen Safety-Net Foundation offers financial assistance programs to under- and uninsured patients who’ve been prescribed certain Amgen medications. To see if your medications are on the list and to apply online for this free assistance program, visit http://www.amgensafetynetfoundation.com/.


Genentech Access Solutions

Genentech Access Solutions

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

Genentech, a division of Roche, manufactures many medicines for cancer patients. An Access Solutions program representative can help you understand your insurance coverage and work to get you the medicines you need. Find out if your medicine is available through this program, check this link and click the “Select Treatment” from the menu bar.


The Assistance Fund free prescriptions for cancer patients

The Assistance Fund

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (855) 845-3663 (M-F 9:00-6:00 pm, EST)
Program Status: Open

Description:

The Assistance Fund provides help obtaining free medications for a wide range of diseases including bladder cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. For complete program information and online application visit https://tafcares.org/patients/apply/ or call (855) 845-3663 for free help over the phone.


PPA free prescriptions for cancer patients

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 477-2669
Program Status: Open

Description:

PPA helps low-income and uninsured patients get free prescriptions. This organization has a large database of free programs sponsored by drug companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and civic groups. All services are free. To find your medicines and complete an online application, use this PPA search form here: https://www.pparx.org/gethelp/select-therapies. For free help over the phone, call (888) 477-2669.


RXOutreach free medicines for cancer patients

RXOutreach

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 796-1234 (Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30, CST)
Email: questions@rxoutreach.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

RxOutreach is a mail order pharmacy for people with financial need and who have little to no health insurance prescription coverage. Eligibility is based on income and family size. Programs are available to US residents. To see if you’re eligible check out this link: http://rxoutreach.org/find-out-if-you-are-eligible/. To find your medication and submit a free application for help paying for your prescriptions, use this search form http://rxoutreach.org/patients/ or call (888) 796-1234 for free help over the phone.


rxhope free prescriptions for cancer patients

RXHope

Main URL: Visit
Program Status: Open

Description:

RxHope maintains a database of drug companies that offer free medications to patients who cannot afford them. RxHope works directly with drug companies to manage the application process from start to finish. You can search for program based on brand name, assistance program or drug company. For current programs, visit https://www.rxhope.com/Patient/MedSearchHome.aspx. To submit an application for help online use this link: https://www.rxhope.com/Patient/AssistanceRequest.aspx.


RXAssist prescription assistance for cancer patients

RXAssist

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@rxassist.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

RxAssist is an online database of drug company programs providing free medications for patients who cannot afford them. RXAssist does not process applications. Use this search form to find your program by drug or company name http://www.rxassist.org/patients and apply directly. If you would like to search for several medications at once, visit this link: http://www.rxassist.org/search/multi-drug-default.


Needy Meds prescription assistance for cancer patients

NeedyMeds

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 503-6897 (English)
Email: info@needymeds.org
Program Status: Open

Description:

Nonprofit organization that maintains an extensive database on over 4000 prescriptions that are available to residents of the US.  Programs are based on financial need. To get help for name brand drugs, visit this page http://www.needymeds.org/brand-drug. If you are looking for help on generic medications, use this search form http://www.needymeds.org/discount-drugs.


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4 Comments

  1. This information is so useful, and it’s a shame that the people who need it the most don’t have access to it.
    I’ll be sure to pass this information on as goodwill!
    Thank you!

  2. GSK and Pfizer are such huge business, it is heartwarming to see them actually give back to society.
    I hope they set an example for others to see.

    • Hi Sam! Thank you for your comments. We also think it’s great that these programs provide free access to prescriptions for those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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