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What is A Patient Assistance Program?

What is A Patient Assistance Program
16 Nov 2019

Trying to find ways to pay for pricey medications, especially when you really need them, can be very stressful and even feel impossible at times. Fortunately, for individuals who can’t afford their medications and are in need of assistance doing so have an option that makes prescriptions much more affordable.

It is important to understand what a patient assistance program is and what it has to offer before you get started and getting the assistance you need. Patient assistance programs are programs that are set up by pharmaceutical companies and they offer free or discounted medications to people who cannot afford their prescriptions and also meet certain requirements that make them eligible. The majority of brand name drugs are offered in these programs. These programs are done through the government. If you are someone who is paying out of pocket, is on Medicare, or don’t have any insurance at all, you can get your medications through the many patient assistance programs that are offered by the pharmaceutical companies that make your medications.

How to Get Prescription Assistance

The first thing you have to do is qualify. Each patient assistance program has specific rules, but a few general guidelines for all of them is that you must me a United States Citizen, be paying out of pocket for medications, and meet the income requirements. Once you have qualified, you fill out and submit your application to the corresponding pharmaceutical company. Once the application has been received, it will normally take 7-10 days for the product to make its way to you. This process can be confusing and often times assistance during this application process is necessary.

The best chance to get accepted into a patient assistance program is to have a third party advocate like us, RX123, to help you fill out and submit your application for you and coordinate with drug companies to make it easier for you. We provide our assistance by filling out the applications provided by the drug manufacturers and making sure they are received once they are completed. First comes the initial consultation. During this consultation, we will gather your information and fill out your application for you.  We will then send the application back to you for you to sign and return the application back to us. Once we have received these documents from you and confirmed all the information entered is correct, we will send out the application to the correct pharmaceutical company. During this whole process, we make sure you stay informed and are in contact with you every step of the way. We want to make sure this process goes smoothly and quickly for you.

For men, women, and families who are struggling to pay for the medications they desperately need, you can be a candidate for a patient assistance program. We will do whatever possible to make sure you get the assistance you need on your prescription medications. For more information or to get started in your application process, you can contact us at 888-344-8915. Get the help you need today and let’s get started on your assistance as soon as possible. Now is the time to get the assistance you deserve in a stress-free way. Let us be your advocate for you through this process!