Treatment for HCV can be expensive, but the good news is that help is out there. Many of the pharmaceutical companies have a patient assistance program (PAP) to help uninsured and underinsured people cover all or part of the costs of their drug. There are also pharmaceutical co-pay programs and non-profit organizations that can help with some additional support for co-pays. Check with each program for details.
Additional Financial Assistance and Access Advocacy Programs
Provides a single site for all patient assistance program applications for both HIV and HCV medications.
Their newly formed hepatitis C co-pay assistance program can provide up to $15,000 to eligible patients who are insured and have an annual household income of up to 500% of the federal poverty level.
Provides a one-stop site for patient assistance programs and other discount opportunities for a variety of pharmaceuticals; also has a very useful database to find free and low-cost medical clinics that can be searched by ZIP code.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A free, confidential program offered by the pharmaceutical industry, this serves as a one-stop shopping site for over 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including around 200 offered by the drug companies themselves. They also have a directory of over 10,000 free or low-cost clinics that can be searched by ZIP code.
Patient Access Network Foundation
Has an HCV-specific program, and can offer up to $7,000 in financial assistance for eligible individuals.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Has an HCV-specific program, and can offer up to $7,500 in co-pay assistance for eligible individuals. They also assist patients with insurance denials and access to care issues.