Prescription Assistance

Millions of Americans have difficulty affording health care, including prescription medicines.  Many people lack health insurance and simply do not have the money to pay for the medicines they need.  Fortunately, there are services available that can help.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America's pharmaceutical (drug) companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free.

The PPA's mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and to boost enrollment of those who are eligible. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.  To find out what programs you may be eligible for, click here or call 1- 888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

Additionally, most pharmaceutical companies have an assistance program for free or reduced cost medicines for those who qualify.  Ask your doctor or a member of your health care team how you can find out about prescription assistance for the medicines you need to manage your lung disease.

For more information about prescription assistance, you can also call the American Lung Association HelpLine at 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872).