Patient Financial Assistance Programs
Many companies and organizations provide assistance to patients who need financial support to pay for IBD medications, treatments, and services. Please note - eligibility varies from program to program so please check the guidelines carefully.
Assistance with costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.
The Eric M. Suhl Scholarship was established in 2019 with funding provided by the Eric M. Suhl Foundation. The Foundation was formed to honor Eric, who lived with colitis for many years and passed away in 2016 at the age of 28. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Eric and is directed to help University of Texas students who live with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS, or any chronic medical issue. At least one scholarship for a minimum of $1000 will be awarded each fall for use during the academic year. If funding is available, additional scholarships and/or scholarships of a larger monetary value will be awarded. Applications are accepted during the spring semester and are awarded in the fall semester.
Good Days assists in paying for insurance copays for those in need of financial assistance. The organization also offers additional financial help, emotional support and guidance for patients with IBD.
Healthwell Foundation provides financial assistance for patients with IBD who cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses associated with their insurance coverage.
Healthwell Foundation Pediatric Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to eligible families so their children can start or continue life-saving medical treatments.
Needy Meds lists various patient assistance programs providing assistance for specific IBD medications, free clinics and programs that provide copay assistance. It also has a toll free Helpline to provide individualized assistance and research into more complex cases. 1-800-503-6897.
NORD's Rare Pediatric GI Lodging Assistance Program offers financial support to the rare pediatric GI diagnosed community in the form of lodging assistance to enable rare disease specific consults, care and treatment.
The PAN Foundation COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention Fund helps at-risk individuals on Medicare who are diagnosed with the virus or directed to self-quarantine by a healthcare provider to cover essential expenses.
Through the COVID Care Recovery Fund, PAF Financial Aid Counselors are providing financial assistance through this small grant program, assisting eligible patients who are in need of non-medical day to day cost of living expenses as a result of their diagnosis of COVID-19.
Rx Assist provides information on various patient assistance programs on specific IBD medications.