For many patients dealing with a neuroendocrine cancer diagnosis, the cost of paying for insurance premiums, deductibles, total out of pocket expenses and other miscellaneous expenses can be overwhelming. Here are a few resources to help you afford the care and treatment you deserve.
This organization pairs patients with volunteers pilots to help patients travel for the care they need.
Good Days Foundation
This foundation works closely with doctors and specialty pharmacies to help patients get treatments and medications they need to drastically improve their lives.
Set up as a yearly grant, HealthWell provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you’ve been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, HealthWell may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, they may be able to assist with your insurance premium.
Servicing much of the eastern and central United States, Lifeline Pilots help patients get the treatment they need by volunteering to fly them to other areas for treatment.
This foundation helps patients who have rare cancers find emergency funds for treatment.
Open Arms of Minnesota
Open Arms of Minnesota cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening and chronic illness in the Twin Cities. With the help of more than 6,000 volunteers, we’ll deliver over 600,000 delicious meals this year to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as their caregivers and dependents.
Sandostatin LAR Co-Pay Assistance Program
Novartis, the manufacturer of Sandostatin LAR, is committed to ensuring patient access to Sando and has created a co-pay assistance program to ensure that patients pay no more than $25 a month for their injection.
Somatuline Depot Co-Pay Assistance Program
Ipsen, the manufacturer of of Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) has a co-pay assistance program for patients. Registration is very easy and the program is very simple.