Free Products and Services for Melanoma Patients

Free Products and Services for Melanoma Cancer Patients
This page was originally published October 6, 2020 and updated February 25, 2024.

In the face of melanoma, it’s crucial to remember that you are not alone. There are numerous resources available to provide both emotional and financial support throughout your journey. Leveraging these resources can help ease the burden of treatment costs, provide emotional support through shared experiences, and guide you towards maintaining overall well-being.

This section includes no-cost financial assistance programs for patients to help you pay for travel, housing, treatment, copays, deductibles and prescriptions. You will also find specialized no-cost programs for peer and professional counseling and free gifts to help with the many burdens that accompany a diagnosis. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed, we are here to provide you with information about free programs that can assist you on your journey. Please reach out if you don’t find what you need; we’re here to help. ❤️

All support services and products listed here are provided completely free of charge for melanoma patients, caregivers, and family living throughout the United States.  If you have a program, product, or service you think would benefit our readers, please let us know about it here.

Be sure to check out our national directory of support programs, products, and services available to anyone in the USA diagnosed with any cancer type: free financial helpfree counseling, and more cancer freebies.

The Assistance Fund Prescription Assistance for Melanoma Patients
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

TAF Melanoma Copay Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

TAF provides melanoma patients with financial help for out-of-pocket costs including copays, deductibles, and coinsurance for the prescription drugs Keytruda (Pembrolizumab Injection), Mekinist (Trametinib), Tafinlar (Dabrafenib), and Vitrakvi (Larotrectinib).  The patient must be a US resident and meet financial eligibility criteria based upon household income and size. Please click here to check current financial eligibility requirements (changes yearly) and to fill out the application form online here.


PAF copay help melanoma patients
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

PAF Melanoma Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments for qualified melanoma patients. This income-based program for US residents is sponsored by the Patient Advocate Foundation, a non-profit providing services to patients since 2004. Phone counselors are available to assist with the application process by calling (866) 512-3861. For more on current income eligibility and to submit an application for help, please visit this link.


healthwell foundation copay assistance for melanoma cancer patients
Premiums, Copays & Deductibles

Healthwell Melanoma Fund

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Assistance for melanoma cancer patients is broad and varied with this program and may include prescription copays, health insurance premiums, deductibles and coinsurance and travel costs. For application and eligibility information, please call Healthwell directly as the program application is not available online. Dial (800) 675-8416 during business hours M-F 9am-5pm EST for help.


IMLYGIC melanoma patient assistance
Prescriptions

Amgen Assist Program (Imlygic)

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This program provides financial assistance to eligible melanoma patients who have been prescribed Imlygic. It offers co-pay support, as well as financial assist for those without insurance. Please visit the link above or call (866) 264-2778 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for assistance over the phone.


Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Access Support (Yervoy; Opdivo)
Prescriptions

Bristol-Myers Squibb Access Support (Yervoy; Opdivo)

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 861-0048

Description:

This program provides support to patients who have been prescribed Yervoy or Opdivo, offering benefits investigations, prior authorization assistance, and appeal process support. They also offer co-pay assistance to eligible patients based on financial need. Call (800) 861-0048 8 am to 8 pm ET, Monday – Friday for help over the phone or complete the request form here on the website.


Novartis Patient Assistance Now (Tafinlar; Mekinist)
Prescriptions

Novartis Patient Assistance Now (Tafinlar; Mekinist)

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This service offers access to resources and support for patients prescribed Novartis Oncology medications such as Tafinlar and Mekinist. It assists with understanding insurance coverage and exploring financial assistance options whether insured, uninsured or underinsured. Please visit this link or call (877) 577-7756 for immediate help over the phone.


Merck Helps Program (Keytruda)
Prescriptions

Merck Helps Program (Keytruda)

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This program helps eligible patients access Keytruda, providing personalized support and patient assistance services. This includes exploring coverage options and offering co-pay assistance programs. Eligible patients must live in the US and meet income limits based on household size. Application can be obtained by calling (800) 727-5400 8 AM – 8 PM ET M-F or by downloading the printable PDF version here.


Nurse On Call Program
Fertility, Genetics & Other Medical

Nurse On Call Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 246-2635
Email: NurseOnCall@AIMatMelanoma.org

Description:

Get one-on-one support from an experienced and knowledgeable nurse who can answer your questions regarding diagnosis and treatment. If you have been diagnosed with melanoma and have questions, please call (877) 246-2635 or email the address provided above for help. More program information is available here.


Impact Melanoma Free Peer Support Program
Free Peer Support

Impact Melanoma Peer Support

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 557-6352
Email: info@impactmelanoma.org

Description:

Impact Melanoma’s Billy’s Buddies program offers free peer support to melanoma cancer patients and caregivers. Connect with people who understand (because they’ve been there) and can guide you through the treatment journey, from discussing possible side effects of treatment to providing emotional support. Please click this link for the application to match with a Billy’s Buddies volunteer.


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Free Pro Support

CancerCare Pro Support

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free 15-week online support group for those diagnosed with melanoma and who are currently in active treatment. Program is led by a social worker with specialized oncology-related training. Network and share with others in a similar situation to both give and receive essential emotional and practical support.  Register here for the next session.


Ocular Melanoma Foundation Travel Grant
Free Grants

Ocular Melanoma Foundation Travel Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This grant program helps patients with ocular melanoma to cover up to $2000 of their travel expenses associated with treatment. The foundation understands that the cost of travel can be a significant burden, and this program is designed to alleviate that stress, making it easier for patients to get the care they need. More program details and online application can be found here.


A Cure in Sight Melanoma Patient Grant
Free Grants

A Cure in Sight Expenses Grant

Main URL: Visit

Description:

A Cure in Sight assists ocular melanoma patients who are facing financial hardship due to their disease. This generous grant of up to $1500 can be used to cover a range of expenses related directly to treatment, including medical bills, transportation costs, and accommodation fees. To learn more about the program and eligibility criteria, please visit this link.


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