Date: 01/19/2021

The National Organization for Rare Disease (NORD) put together this list of financial and prescription resources. The following links and resources may be useful to patients and families looking for medication assistance and financial information. For information on other types of resources visit NORD’s FAQ and Resources page.


If you cannot find a patient assistance program for your medication, try contacting the manufacturer of the drug for possible program opportunities or financial assistance.

NeedyMeds is dedicated to helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.

RxAssist offers a database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.

The HealthWell Foundation addresses the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their co-payments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments.

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care provides services to people who are unable to pay for hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has compiled a list of free or low-cost mental health medications provided by pharmaceutical companies.

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) helps patients living with specific chronic illnesses by: locating health insurance, subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums, providing pharmacy and treatment co-payment assistance, assisting with Medicare Part D Co-insurance, and helping with advocacy for Social Security Disability.

Patient Access Network (PAN) helps uninsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases obtain medications and treatment.

Need Help Paying Bills provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that can help with paying bills, mortgage and debt expenses.

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