Patient Assistance Programs

Amy Tenderich
By Amy Tenderich Latest Reply 2008-06-25 05:51:52 -0500
Started 2008-05-02 09:36:51 -0500

Did you all know that many companies have Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) that help provide test strips and other supplies to those without insurance or who can't afford supplies?

Here's the link to the program at Roche, for example:

http://www.accu-chek.com/us/rewrite/content/e...

See also:

http://www.ashp.org/s_ashp/cat2cn.asp?CID=488...

I hope this is helpful to some of you. Pass it on!


8 replies

ncnurse1459
ncnurse1459 2008-06-25 05:51:52 -0500 Report

Thanks Amy for the websites. I went to the ashp site yesterday and downloaded so much material to help me. I encourage all of you to look at that site especially. They have so many programs to assist you with medications and products/devices. I am eager to get started !

carolmc - 17994
carolmc - 17994 2008-06-24 20:32:55 -0500 Report

Thanks Amy I did not know this. This is one of my many hurdles the expense. I simply cannot afford the test strips after paying for all of my other prescriptions. I will look into this and I am sure this will help.
Carol

Georgina 58
Georgina 58 2008-06-21 14:41:01 -0500 Report

Thank you for the info I was diagnosed with type II in Jan of this year. at the time I had a job that at least paid part for my testing supplies but they closed down and was out of work for 2 months I now work for a company that is not-for-profit and they don't offer any insurance. I don't quailify for medicaid and am too young for medicare so I am in a real bind for testing supplies. Hopefully I can find some help somewhere.

ncnurse1459
ncnurse1459 2008-06-07 17:57:46 -0500 Report

Hi Amy, I will be checking them out since I am now unemployed without insurance with a medicine bill over $375 every month ! Thanks for your assistance !

jupton1
jupton1 2008-05-17 03:16:39 -0500 Report

Thanks Amy,I would just like to say Roche Company was realy nice to me ,I couldnt believe how much these people realy wanted to help me..John

Jonathan - 13553
Jonathan - 13553 2008-05-12 14:18:14 -0500 Report

Some employers are also adding patient advocates — independent people to help navigate through claims and approvals processes. My firm has added one as part of my plan. It has not helped get my CGM Sensors covered yet. But at least I have someone to explain to me in English why I am getting turned down.

steadb
steadb 2008-05-02 09:40:16 -0500 Report

Thanks Amy. This is helpful. I am really glad that these programs are getting more exposure.

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