Chemotherapy & Medications
FORCE does not provide financial assistance. However, we are happy to share these resources. In this section, we provide information about resources for individuals:
Nearly every pharmaceutical company has an assistance program to help cover the costs of its medications. Contact the company that manufactures your therapy to learn about your eligibility.
- Astellas Patient Assistance Program
- AstraZeneca Access 360
- Bayer US Patient Assistance Foundation
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation
- Eisai Patient Assistance Program
- Genentech Access Solutions
- GSK for You
- Janssen Patient Access Program
- Lilly Cares
- Merck Helps
- Novartis Patient Assistance
- Pfizer Oncology Together
- Sanofi Patient Connection
- Seattle Genetics' SeaGen Secure
- Taiho's Patient Support Program
- Takeda's Help at Hand
- Trodelvy Access Services
Organizations that offer co-pay assistance:
- The American Cancer Society provides information and resources on covering the cost of cancer care. Public assistance, such as Medicaid may be available if you are ineligible for other programs.
- Needy Meds shares assistance programs to help patients with the cost of medications and other healthcare.
- Triage Cancer offers tools and resources to help individuals cope with the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis.
If your health insurer denies coverage of risk-reducing medication recommended or prescribed by your healthcare provider, visit our Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance.
- Some clinical trials study medications to lower cancer risk. The cost of medication included in these studies may be covered for participants.
- GoodRx gathers current drug prices and discounts to help you find the lowest cost pharmacy for your prescriptions.
- National Women’s Law Center is a great resource for women trying to get coverage of birth control. Go to CoverHer.org for more information and assistance.
- NeedyMeds is a national nonprofit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) offers the Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT), a search engine that allows you to look for financial assistance resources.
- Planned Parenthood provides a variety of services including birth control, breast exams, pelvic exams, cancer screenings and more, whether or not you have insurance.
- SingleCare works directly with pharmacies to negotiate up to 80% off prescription prices and passes the savings onto its members, free of charge.
Tips for finding assistance
Many hospitals and medical practices have nurse navigators, social workers or financial counselors who can help identify financial assistance and other resources.
Additional local and state resources may be available.