Government Insurance

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Government Insurance

Examples of government insurance include Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, US Department of Veterans Affairs health care, and US Department of Defense health care. Below you’ll find information about the support programs that may be available to you.

Experience With Patient Support

From the moment your doctor determines a care plan, we’re here to support you. For patients with government insurance, check out the illustration below to better understand what you can expect from our support programs.

Resources That May Help

Here are some third-party resources that may be able to help you get the financial assistance you need.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) program helps low-income, uninsured patients get access to a wide range of medications by connecting them with existing public and private patient assistance programs. The program is committed to helping patients get the prescription medicines they need for free or nearly free. For more information, visit www.pparx.org.

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D, or Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, is a program that helps eligible patients who are on Medicare pay for their medications. Patients can get drug coverage by purchasing additional insurance plans approved by Medicare, such as a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan. For more information, visit www.medicare.gov/part-d/.

NeedyMeds is a free online resource for people who can't afford medicines and other health care costs. The site is updated regularly with information on assistance programs, clinics, and drug discount coupons. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.needymeds.org.

Patient Assistance Now Oncology

Our Patient Assistance Now Oncology (PANO) program was created to help you access your Novartis medicine(s)—from insurance verification to finding out if financial assistance is available—all through a knowledgeable and supportive call center.

Call us: 1-800-282-7630

Independent Charitable Foundations

A variety of independent charitable foundations may be available to provide additional assistance.

Assistance Fund
1-855-845-3663
www.theassistancefund.org

CancerCare
1-866-552-6729
www.cancercarecopay.org

Good Days from CDF (formerly
known as the Chronic Disease Fund)

1-972-608-7141
www.mygooddays.org

HealthWell Foundation
1-800-675-8416
www.healthwellfoundation.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1-877-557-2672
www.LLS.org/copay

National Organization for Rare Disorders
1-800-999-6673
www.rarediseases.org

Patient Access Network Foundation
1-866-316-7263
www.panfoundation.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
1-866-512-3861
www.copays.org

Patient Services, Inc.
1-800-366-7741
www.patientservicesinc.org

Looking for more support resources?

There are a variety of third-party organizations that can offer support to assist you. Find out about the advocacy organizations and day-to-day support resources available in your area.

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