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Paying for expensive medications

You may be able to get help paying for your medications, with or without insurance. The amount covered depends on your financial situation.

  • Drug manufacturers offer financial assistance programs.
  • Clinical trials often offer free medications. You can find out if there are any ongoing trials that you qualify for by asking your doctor or checking this website.
  • Hospitals or specialty clinics may offer financial assistance programs. Call and ask to talk with someone in their Financial Aid department.
  • Non-profit foundations can help with drug costs and co-pays, including:
  • Other costs to consider include transportation costs, blood work or other tests that may be required to monitor the safety of the treatment, and the costs of needles, alcohol swabs, and ice packs that may be needed for injections.