Lyme Tap – The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need.
Anyone diagnosed with Lyme disease between ages of 3-25 and can demonstrate a qualified financial need.
Bridges To Access
The GSK program providing low cost or no cost medications for
non-medicare patients or for people who do not have prescription
coverage. It is a great program for Malarone and Mepron.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally
and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States
and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a
trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for
more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice
from health care professionals. Use the search tool, there seem to be a
few trials recruiting for Lyme Disease patients.
Co-pay programs provide financial assistance for certain health care costs to patients who qualify financially and medically.
Discount for Condensed Cowden Support Program via Nutramedix
http://www.nutramedix.com/contact-us.asp (phone numbers)
The Nutramedix company more than a year ago offered for a while, free
Condensed Cowden Support Programs (CCSP) to select Lyme patients.
Nutramedix no longer offers that but if someone with severe Lyme disease
&/or co-infections wants to go on the CCSP but can’t afford it,
they can contact Nutramedix to discuss their financial situation &
request a discount based on financial need.
Discount Drug Card Programs
A list of many state and other “savings card” programs to help with cost of medications.
http://www.gsk-access.com/index.html (home page)
http://www.gsk-access.com/medicines/medicine-list.html (list of medicines)
GSK Access is a GlaxoSmithKline patient assistance program. It provides
GSK prescription medicines—at no charge—to qualified patients who are
enrolled in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
L.E.A.P. – Financial Assistance Program
There is very little financial assistance available for children and
adults suffering with Lyme disease. We at L.E.A.P. are attempting to
raise funds for this very purpose for patients in Arizona and across the
United States. Our program consists of a financial assistance
application which is confidentially reviewed and verified during the
approval process. When patients are approved for assistance, all funds
disbursed on their behalf are sent directly to their providers/creditors
after insurance payments and balance verification. We make sure that
grants and donors’ contributions are used appropriately.
In addition, L.E.A.P. has a partnership with Amazon.com. Amazon makes
a donation to L.E.A.P each and every time a purchase is made using this
link: http://www.amazon.com/?&tag=lymeeducation-20&camp=15345&creative=331689&linkCode=ur1&adid=06609TZGXCZ7F7YH5GDM& Pass this on!
Lyme Aid 4Kids
http://www.needymeds.org/co_pay_program.taf?_function=detail&program_id=268 (overview/contact info)
The LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) fund began in 2004 and has helped children all
over the U.S. and in Canada. Developed with the help of author Amy Tan,
the fund is for children who do not have/receive insurance coverage for
Lyme disease treatment for children and have economic difficulties.
Donations can be made on-line to LDA help this LA4K fund as there are so
many applicants, the fund does run out of money frequently.
Modest Needs offers three main types of grants: Self-Sufficiency
Grants, Back-to-Work Grants, and Independent Living Grants. The grants
we offer at Modest Needs come with no strings attached and do not ever
have to be repaid.
Modest Needs’ grant programs are designed PRIMARILY to assist
individuals and families who generally are able to pay their monthly
bills with no help from anyone, who don’t qualify for conventional types
of social or charitable assistance, and who are facing a financial
crisis because they’ve encountered a single, unexpected expense they
just can’t afford on their own.
Of course, we also offer grants that are designed to assist people
who are in the process of returning to work, persons who need help to
afford accessibility equipment, and small non-profit organizations. But,
in general, Modest Needs just does not have the resources to assist
individuals or families who are homeless, have no regular income of
their own, or need / receive ongoing help to afford the basics.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying
patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need
through the program that is right for them. Many will get their
medications free or nearly free. The Partnership for Prescription
Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you, free of
charge. Remember,you will never be asked for money by a PPA Call Center
representative, or on this Web site.
This is a Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). Programs offered by
pharmaceutical companies to help those most in need gain access to their
medications at no or low cost. Each program has varying financial and
insurance guidelines – when in doubt, call the program. To find the
specific PAP information for a specific drug click on the list (on web
page). You will then be taken to a listing of all the programs available
for that medication.
This webpage, also part of Needy Meds, is specifically for those
without insurance or unable to pay for a visit with a physician,
NeedyMeds has compiled a nationwide list of free, low cost, and sliding
scale clinics. *Granted these are not LLMD’s specifically, probably
mostly Family Practitioners, Infectious Disease, etc, basically doctors
that have general knowledge about Lyme.
Patient Advocate Foundation (Co-Pay Relief)
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)
currently provides direct financial support to insured patients,
including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and
medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The
program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call
counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.
A program helping people get prescriptions at a much lower price. So
if you are taking antibiotics, iv’s, etc, they could be a great
resource to look into. From their website “We assist individuals who
need to take prescription medications, yet lack the income to afford the
monthly expense. Since our founding in 2001 we have assisted thousands
of uninsured and underinsured individuals throughout the United States
in obtaining prescriptions directly from the manufacturer.”
Information about free medications. Find information about free and
low cost medicine programs and other ways to manage your medication
costs. Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies
to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their
medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient
RxHope is exactly what its name implies…a helping hand to people in
need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have
trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient
assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital
information and help.
Wish Upon A Hero
Wish Upon A Hero is a website that brings together people to help
grant wishes big and small. No wish is too large, no hero is too small.
Financial Assistance for Lyme Disease Patients