Prescription Assistance

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Most pharmaceutical companies offer financial assistance programs to persons who have trouble affording their medications and supplies.

Each program has specific criteria that must be satisfied in order for an individual to be considered eligible for a financial assistance program.

Below is a list of databases with information about pharmaceutical assistance programs. We hope that this information is responsive to your needs and will be of assistance to you.

Rx Assist

RxAssist provides a comprehensive database of pharmaceutical assistance programs.

Needy Meds has information on pharmaceutical and healthcare assistance programs.

Diabetes-specific information:

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

Rx Hope

RxHope is a web-based resource that acts as a facilitator in helping people get their medications for free or for a small co-payment.

Benefits Check Up

BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on Aging that has information on benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Seniors can search for programs that help them pay for prescription drugs as well as health care, rent, utilities and other needs.

Contact Information for Pharmaceutical Companies

Abbott Laboratories

AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation


AZ & Me Prescription Savings Programs
P.O. Box 15197
Wilmington, DE 19850-5197
1-800-AZandMe (1-800-292-6363)

Bayer Corporation

Precose (acarbose)
Bayer HealthCare Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 29061
Phoenix, AZ 85038-9209

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

BD Insulin Syringe Assist Program
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Bristol-Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 220769
Charlotte, NC 28222-0769

Eli Lilly and Company

Humulin (insulin)
The Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc.


GSK for you
GSK Access
Bridges to Access

Medtronic Mini-Med

Insulin pumps
Pump supplies
Financial Assistance Program
1-800-MINI-MED (1-800-646-4633)

Merck and Co., Inc.

The Merck Patient Assistance Program
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
White House Station, NJ 08889-0100


Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Prandin (repaglinide)
Novolin (insulin)
Novolog (insulin)
Cornerstones4Care Patient Assistance Program
Cornerstones4Care Patient Assistance Program
Novo Nordisk
P.O. Box 181640
Louisville, KY 40261


Glucotrol (glipizide)
Glucotrol XL (glipizide – extended release)
Connection to Care
Pfizer Friends
Pfizer Helpful Answers

Roche Laboratories Inc

Genentech (part of Roche group)
Genentech Access Solutions
1 DNA Way
Mail Stop #858a
South San Francisco, CA 94080-4990
1-866-4ACCESS (1-866-422-2377)

Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Patient Assistance Connection
P.O. Box 222138
Charlotte, NC 28222-2138

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

Help at Hand
P.O. Box 5727
Louisville, KY 40255-0727

  • Last Reviewed: October 10, 2013
  • Last Edited: May 10, 2017

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