Patient Assistance Programs


Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) help patients who have difficulty paying for prescription medications. State governments, charitable organizations and drug companies offer PAP programs that provide discounted or free medications to people who financially and medically qualify; some also help file appeals to insurance companies who deny coverage for certain medications.

Drug Company Patient Assistance Programs

Nearly every drug company has a PAP (mostly for the products they produce.)

Nonprofit Financial Assistance Programs

This is not an all-inclusive list of manufacturing and nonprofit organizations offering financial assistance. There may be local organizations in your area who offer assistance as well. To search for more resources, visit


Content medically-reviewed by members of the Fight Colorectal Cancer Medical Advisory Board, February 2014

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