Information about the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. and other available programs
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If you have limited or no prescription coverage
The Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation may be able to help
The Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation is one of the financial assistance programs provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and is committed to providing access to Novartis medications for those most in need. The foundation provides free medication to patients with limited or no prescription drug coverage. Over the past year, the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. provided over $1 billion in free medication to more than 45,000 patients in the United States.
About the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation
After using Patient Assistance NOW, you may be directed to the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation. The foundation provides assistance to people experiencing financial hardship who have limited or no prescription coverage for their prescription medicines.
If you have a financial hardship and limited or no prescription coverage, then you may be eligible to receive your Novartis medicines for free.
To be eligible for help through the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., you must:
Be a US resident
Meet income criteria
Have limited or no private or public prescription coverage*
Annual Income Thresholds
For individuals with households of more than 4 people, the income threshold goes up $25,000 for every additional person living in the household.
*Exception process exists.
If you've been prescribed a Novartis medication, you may be able to get help.
Questions? Contact us: Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. 1-800-277-2254
Disclaimer: The Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation do not guarantee success in obtaining reimbursement, nor do we submit appeals on behalf of providers or patients. Third-party payment for medical products and services is affected by numerous factors, not all of which can be anticipated or resolved by the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. staff.
There are several patient support programs available for certain Novartis oncology and specialty products
If you have insurance and have been prescribed a Novartis medicine, we can help guide you through the reimbursement process for certain Novartis oncology and specialty products. Most programs offer valuable patient support services, and some may help if you cannot afford your out-of-pocket co-pay costs.
A Novartis Patient Assistance Program dedicated to helping eligible individuals determine whether they qualify to receive Novartis Oncology medicines at a reduced cost or for free, as well as get help with claiming insurance benefits.
The COSENTYX® Connect Personal Support Program provides assistance with treatment and investigates insurance coverage for COSENTYX. The program offers a range of helpful resources and services that are available whenever eligible individuals need them, including:
A Patient Services Liaison and support team who are available to answer questions and provide support
Step-by-step supplemental injection training
Investigation of final insurance coverage determination
Financial assistance, if eligible
Coordination of treatment delivery
Answers to questions about COSENTYX and the services the program provides
A Novartis call center that can determine what financial support and benefit coverage is available to eligible individuals in need of Novartis transplant medicines—whether they are insured or uninsured.
The call center can:
Verify insurance benefits and investigate coverage
Assist with prior authorization and appeals, if needed
Answer questions about other payer requirements specific to an individual's health policy
Provide co-pay and co-insurance assistance, if eligible
Disclaimer: Reimbursement services support and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation neither guarantee success in obtaining reimbursement, nor submit appeals on behalf of providers or patients. Third-party payment for medical products and services is affected by numerous factors, not all of which can be anticipated or resolved by reimbursement services staff.
If you are looking for additional support
There are several government or independent organizations and charities that may be able to offer support
Financial assistance may be available from government, independent, or charitable foundations to qualified patients who are unable to afford their co-pay costs.
Additional information and support can be found at:
Healthcare.gov: An official US government website that is the home of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The website provides information on how individuals may qualify for coverage through Marketplace plans, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program as well as valuable information about the Marketplace, including appeals processes and how to get the most out of insurance coverage and Medicaid. To apply, compare plans, enroll, or ask a question, call 1-800-318-2596 or go to www.healthcare.gov.
Medicare Part D: Also known as the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Medicare Part D is health insurance that helps cover the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or go to www.medicare.gov.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA): PPA is a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs that offer more than 2500 medicines from Novartis and other pharmaceutical companies. The mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. To access the PPA by phone, call toll-free 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669) or go to www.pparx.org.
NeedyMeds.org: NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to aiding people with locating assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other health care costs.
Co-pay Assistance Through Independent Charitable Foundations