Free Prescriptions For Cancer Patients

Free Prescription Drug Programs for Cancer Patients
This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated January 8, 2023.

Free Prescription Programs for All Cancer Patients

These listings include free nationwide prescription drug programs for cancer patients.  The free medication programs listed below have no application fees and are sponsored by drug companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and civic groups to help low-income and uninsured patients get no-cost access to essential medications and related professional services. These free prescriptions for cancer patients are available nationwide. If you need help with other out-of-pocket expenses, visit the Free Financial Help for Cancer Patients page for immediate assistance.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and cannot afford your prescriptions, help is available to you right now.  Cancer is hard enough without dealing with the huge financial fall out it brings. Please contact the programs below for the financial help you deserve. ❤️

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SSA Extra Help Precription Program for Cancer Patients

Social Security Extra Help Prescription Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

This free income- and asset-based program by the Social Security Administration is for Medicare patients in the USA and helps offset the cost of prescriptions. Approval is based on financial need and currently covers up to $5100 annually of prescription expenses. Please visit this page on the SSA website to learn more and to apply.


TerSera Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients

TerSera Prescription Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free prescription drug program for TerSera oncology medications including Varubi (rolapitant) and Zoladex (goserelin acetate implant).  The patient must be a USA resident (insured or uninsured), be unable to afford the medication, and meet annual income guidelines. There is a separate enrollment form for each medication. For Varubi, complete this form or call (855) 686-8725 to enroll. For Zoladex, complete this form  or call (844) 965-2339 to enroll.


Mylan Advocate Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients

Mylan Prescription Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (833) 695.2623 (9AM-8PM M-F ET)

Description:

Free prescription drug program for Mylan oncology medications including Fulphila (pegfilgrastim-jmdb) and Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) through the Mylan Advocate Program.  The patient must be a USA resident (insured or uninsured) and meet annual income guidelines. Click this link to download and complete the enrollment form that applies to either of the above medications or call (833) 695.2623 (9AM-8PM M-F ET) for help over the phone.


Teva Cares Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients

Teva Cares Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 237-4881 (9AM-8PM M-F ET)

Description:

The Teva Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program helps insured and uninsured cancer patients in the US who have been prescribed Bendeka, Fentora, Granix, Synribo, Treanda, or Trisenox and cannot afford their medications. Choose your medication on this page to download the application or call (877) 237-4881 (9AM-8PM M-F ET) for free help over the phone.


Seagen Secure Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients

SeaGen Secure Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (855) 473-2873 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)

Description:

Provides Adcetris and Tukysa therapy for up to one year at no cost to cancer patients with or without insurance who cannot afford the medication. Two forms are required for enrollment, one to be completed by the treatment physician and one by the patient. Download the Adcetris enrollment form here and the Tukysa enrollment form here or call (855) 473-2873  for enrollment over the phone.


Sanofi Free Prescription Program for Cancer Patients

Sanofi Patient Connection Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 847-4877 (9AM - 8 PM M-F ET)

Description:

Sanofi provides oncology prescription drugs (Elitek, Jevtana, Leukine, Mozobil, Taxotere, Zaltrap) at no cost for US residents who are with or without insurance and have an annual household income of less than 400% of FPG  and spend at least 2% of income on prescription medication.  Please click this link to apply.


Bayer Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

Bayer Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 639-2827 (9AM-5PM ET M-F)

Description:

Free prescription drug program for Bayer medications including Nexavar, Xofigo, Stivarga, and more. The patient must be a USA resident (insured or uninsured) and meet income guidelines. To access the online prescription-specific application, complete this questionnaire or call toll-free (866) 639-2827 9AM-5PM ET M-F for help over the phone.


Incyte Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

Incyte Prescription Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (855) 452-5234 (8AM-8PM ET M-F)

Description:

Free prescription program for Jakafi and Pemazyre for patients who cannot otherwise afford these prescriptions and meet certain income guidelines (currently earning less than 600% of the Federal Poverty Level). Free programs are available for both insured and uninsured patients. Please click the link above and choose the medication to download the application or call (855) 452-5234 8AM-8PM ET M-F for immediate help.


Eisai Free Prescription Drugs for Cancer Patients

Eisai Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (866) 613-4724 (8AM-8PM ET M-F)

Description:

Free annual Eisai prescription program (including Aloxi, Halaven, and Lenvima) for insured or uninsured patients with demonstrated financial need. Max benefit is $40000 per year and varies by prescription. Only one application is required for all free medications requested. The application is available by clicking the link above or by calling toll-free (866) 613-4724 (8AM-8PM ET M-F).


Takeda Oncology Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

Takeda Oncology Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (844) 817-6468 (Option 2, 8AM-8PM ET M-F)

Description:

Takeda’s Here2Assist Program provides medications including Alunbrig, Iclusig, Ninlaro, and Velcade at no cost to those with financial need. This program can help with out-of-pocket costs for those covered by insurance and offers free medications for those who are not. Eligibility is based on income and expenses. Both applications for insured and non-insured can be downloaded here but must be submitted by the physician.


Celgene Patient Support

Celgene Patient Support Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 931-8691, EXT 4091 (8:00-8:00 M-F EST)

Description:

Celgene medications (including Abraxane, Idhifa, Istodax, Pomalyst, Revlimid, Thalomid, and more) provided at no cost to cancer patients with financial need who are uninsured or underinsured and meet household income limit requirements. For current income limits and to apply, download the current application packet here or call the toll-free number above to get immediate help.


AstraZeneca Prescription Assistance Program for Cancer Patients

AstraZeneca AZ&ME Prescription Assistance

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 292-6363

Description:

Free AstraZeneca oncology medication program (including Faslodex, Imfinzi, Iressa, Lynparza, and Tagrisso) for cancer patients with no prescription drug coverage or only Medicare. Applicants must meet income requirements and live in the US to receive free medications under this program. Applications can be requested by phone or online with the links above.


Abbvie Free Prescription Assistance Program for Cancer Patients

Abbvie Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 222-6885

Description:

Provides free AbbVie medications (including Lupron Depot) to cancer patients with financial need who have limited or no health insurance coverage and live in the United States. Eligibility is based on household income and estimated out-of-pocket medical expenses. Look up participating medications and apply online with this link.


Merck Cancer Patient Prescription Drug Assistance Program

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 727-5400 8 AM – 8 PM ET M-F

Description:

Provides free Merck prescriptions to those who demonstrate financial need (including Emend, Intron, Keytruda, Sylatron, Temodar, and Zolinza). 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.
For a list of all eligible Merck medications, please check this link.


BioOncology Copay Assistance Program for Cancer Patients

BioOncology Prescription Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (855) 692-6729 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

Description:

The BioOncology Assistance Program helps eligible cancer patients over the age of 18 pay for out-of-pocket prescription medication costs. Applicants must live in and receive treatment in the United States for a covered BioOncology medication. The annual benefit cannot exceed $25000 per medication. Find your medicine and apply online or by phone with the links above.


Novartis Oncology Assistance Program Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

Novartis Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free access to Novartis medicines for cancer patients experiencing financial hardship (includes Afinitor, Arzerra, Exjade, Ferydak, Femara, Gleevec, and more). This program is available to US residents with limited or no prescription drug coverage. Applicants must be able to provide proof of income that meets financial eligibility requirements. Visit this link to apply for help.


Johnson and Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients

Johnson and Johnson Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

Free annual prescription drug program for US residents who meet income requirements, do not have adequate health insurance coverage, cannot afford their medicine, and are currently being treated on an outpatient basis by a United States licensed doctor. To view the covered medications and print out an application, please visit this link on the website.


Boehringer Ingelheim Prescription Assistance Program for Cancer Patients

Boehringer Ingelheim Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

Description:

THE BI Patient Assistance Program provides Boehringer Ingelheim medicine (including Gilotrif and more) free of charge to cancer patients who qualify. There is no charge to apply and refills are free.  BI has a specific toll-free number to ask questions for each medicine program. To complete the BI Patient Assistance Program application form or to view the toll-free number for your particular medicines, please visit this page on the BI website.


Lily Cares Patient Assistance Program

Lilly Cares Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 545-6962

Description:

The Lilly Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program helps US cancer patients with demonstrated financial need can receive certain Lilly medications (including Alimta, Erbitux, Lartruvo, and more) for free. To find out if your prescriptions are covered through this program and apply online, please visit this link or call (800) 545-6962 to speak with a representative.


GSK Patient Assistance Program

GSK Patient Assistance Program

Main URL: Visit

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 this online form on the website to get started.


PfizerOncologyPrescriptionsforCancerPatients

Pfizer Oncology Together

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 744-5675

Description:

Pfizer Oncology Together offers access to many of the Pfizer medications (including Aromasin, Bavencio Besponsa Ibrance and more) at free or reduced cost for patients who cannot otherwise afford them. To see if your prescription is available, visit this page to get started or call toll-free (877) 744-5675 to get help from a Medicine Access Counselor over the phone.


Amgen Safety-Net Foundation

Amgen Safety-Net Foundation

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 762-6436 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)

Description:

The Amgen Safety-Net Foundation offers financial assistance programs to under- and uninsured patients who’ve been prescribed certain Amgen medications including Aranesp, Blinkcyto, Epogen, Neulasta, Neupogen, Vectibix, and more. To see if your medications are on the list and to apply online for this free assistance program, visit the Amgen eligibility page or call (888) 762-6436  (8AM-8PM M-F ET) for help over the phone.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (BMSPAF)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (BMSPAF)

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (800) 736-0003

Description:

This free program helps cover the cost of certain Bristol-Myers Squibb prescriptions for US outpatients who have no insurance and meet income guidelines. To see if your medication is on this program and if you qualify, see this page or call (800) 736-0003 for immediate assistance.


Genentech Access Solutions

Genentech Access Solutions

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (877) 436-3683 (8AM-8PM M-F ET)

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 Premiums Deductibles and Copays

The Assistance Fund

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

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, please visit the application page or call (855) 845-3663 for free help over the phone.


MedicineAssistanceToolFreePrescriptionSearchforCancerPatients

Medicine Assistance Tool

Main URL: Visit
Phone: (888) 477-2669

Description:

The Medicine Assistance Tool (formerly Partnership for Prescription Assistance) 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 MAT search form here.


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

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 USA residents. To find your medication and submit a free application for help paying for your prescriptions, please use this search form or call (888) 796-1234 for free help over the phone.


rxhope free prescriptions for cancer patients

RXHope

Main URL: Visit

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 a program based on brand name, assistance program, or drug company. For current programs, visit this online search tool. To submit an application for help online, please use this link.


RXAssist prescription assistance for cancer patients

RXAssist

Main URL: Visit
Email: info@rxassist.org

Description:

RxAssist is an online database of drug company programs providing free medications for patients who cannot afford them. RXAssist does not process applications. Please use this search form to find your program by drug or company name and apply directly. If you would like to search for several medications at once, visit this link.


Needy Meds prescription assistance for cancer patients

NeedyMeds

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

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 search and get help for name-brand drugs, visit this page. If you are looking for help on generic medications, please use this search form to get started.


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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. Thank you so much, Elena! We appreciate you helping to spread the word about the free financial resources for cancer patients listed here.

  3. 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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