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Many programs offer financial assistance for prescription medications

Please note that FORCE does not provide financial assistance. However, we are happy to share these resources.

If your health insurer denies coverage of risk-reducing medication recommended or prescribed by your health care provider, visit our Health Insurance Appeals page for guidance and resources.

Many hospitals and medical practices have nurse navigators, social workers or financial counselors who can help identify financial assistance and other resources. In addition, most pharmaceutical companies have financial assistance programs for patients who are uninsured or underinsured and struggle to afford their medications.

  • 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 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.

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  • Visit the FORCE Research Study Search tool for information on hereditary cancer prevention and early detection research studies.