We understand costs add up fast and we want to help
The ThinkGenetic Foundation is working to secure future funding for a patient assistance program.
In the meantime, below are some incredible organizations providing assistance with everything from reimbursing drug costs and paying for medical treatments, to cost-sharing and insurance reimbursement. While we are not directly affiliated with any of the below organizations, we applaud the work that they do.
|Patient Assistance Program||Assistance Provided||Link to Apply|
|Accessia Health pioneered the patient assistance model for people living with chronic medical conditions. They provide financial assistance to pay for prescriptions, medical treatments and expenses, and insurance premiums. Their program services include healthcare education, specialized legal services, and case management.||Copays|
Health insurance premiums
Other medical expenses
|Chive Charities is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting underserved veterans, military families, first responders, and rare medical diagnosees with life-changing grants. Now accepting applications for our application review to fund grants between June 2023 and August 2023.||Medical items|
|The Little Zebra Funda aims to provide universal access to genetic diagnosis by eliminating the financial burden of testing for families. |
Little Zebra funds are currently only available to qualified providers in the SF Bay Area. Geneticists and Genetic Counselors in the San Francisco Bay Area apply for funding on behalf of their patients.
|Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) created the Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) to provide a dedicated search engine that allows users to search for financial assistance resources available to them, their loved ones or patients in their lives through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs available for patients who are eligible.||Out-of-pocket costs||https://medicineassistancetool.org|
|NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.||Cost of medicine||https://www.needymeds.org/newuser|
|Since 1987, NORD has provided assistance programs to help patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford.||Medication|
Financial assistance with insurance premiums
Financial assistance with insurance co-pays
Diagnostic testing assistance
Travel assistance for clinical trials
Travel assistance for consultation with disease specialist
|The Pan Foundation’s help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.||Medical costs|