Reaching out to Pharmaceutical Companies
In addition to the drug assistance programs, pharmaceutical companies offer a wide variety of services:
- Some of the pharmaceutical companies will offer help with any insurance problems you may be having getting your medications covered.
- Provision of educational materials and information about HCV/Hepatitis C including general facts about their HCV medicines.
- Online services that can help with getting through treatments, such as online treatment diaries, reminders about taking your medicines and getting lab work done.
Local Health Department Programs:
In order to qualify for free or low cost medicines you need to have a current medical provider who is overseeing your
care. If you do not have a medical provider check with your local health department about possible access programs through local, county and state health programs.
Patient Assistance Programs:
Hepatitis A & B Vaccines
People with hepatitis C should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B if they have not been previously infected. The makers of the HAV and HBV vaccines offer patients assistance programs with low-cost and free vaccines.
Clinical trials are another way to access care and treatment. To find out more information about clinical trials in your area google hcv/hepatitis C clinical trials.