Nonprofit organizations who can provide general help understanding and accessing patient assistance programs include:
NeedyMeds.org is a private nonprofit web site that lets you search for patient assistance programs by drug name. For each drug on the list, NeedyMeds.org gives the program name, phone number, application link, eligibility guidelines, application requirements, and program details.
For information go to: https://www.needymeds.org
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a joint effort of American drug companies, medical organizations, and government agencies to inform patients about patient assistance programs. The PPA offers a toll-free helpline as well as an online application wizard and program information.
The toll-free helpline is 1-888-477-2669 or look up www.pparx.org.
This is a free resource designed to help connect patients who cannot afford their prescription medications with patient assistance programs.
For information go to: https://patientassistance.com.
This is a website with information, news, and a database that are all designed to help you find out about ways to get affordable or free medications. The database includes information on pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs or programs that provide free medication to low-income patients. RxAssist was created by Volunteers in Health Care, a national, nonprofit resource center for health care programs working with the uninsured.
Listing of Patient Assistance Programs
Abbott Patient Assistance
www.Depakote.com or www.abbviepaf.org
Medications covered: Depakote and Depakote ER
Cephalon Cares Foundation Patient Assistance Program
Medication covered: Gabitril
Eisai Primary Care Assistance Program
(866) 694-2550 or (855)-347-2448
Medication covered: Banzel
GlaxoSmithKline Bridges to Access
Medications covered: Lamictal, Lamictal XR and Potiga
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation
www.jjpaf.org or www.access2wellness.com
Medication covered: Topamax
Lundbeck Onﬁ Support Center
Medication covered: Onﬁ
Lundbeck’s SHARE Call Center
Medication covered: Sabril
Meda Patient Assistance Program
Medication covered: Felbatol
Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation
Medications covered: Tegretol, Tegretol XR and Trileptal
www.dilantin.com or www.pﬁzer.com
Medication covered: $4 co-pay card Dilantin-extended phenytoin sodium caps
Pﬁzer Helpful Answers
Medications covered: Celontin, Dilantin, Lyrica, Neurontin, Zarontin
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Acthar Support & Access Program (ASAP)
Medication covered: Acthar Gel (ACTH)
Recordati Rare Diseases
Medication covered: Peganone
Shire Cares Patient Assistance/Support
Medication covered: Carbatrol
UCB Patient Assistance Program
Medications covered: Vimpat
Valeant Patient Assistance Program
(800) 511-2120 or (866) 268-7325
Medications covered: Diastat AccuDial, Mysoline
Vagal Nerve Stimulation - VNS Therapy Access
Please check your state’s 2-1-1 info line for state-specific drug assistance programs that you may qualify for.
Whether it’s by acting as a service animal in a public space or acting as a “Seizure Response Dog” for those who experience seizures, service dogs can be trained to support individuals living with epilepsy in a variety of ways.
Dogs that assist people living with epilepsy are being trained under programs named Seizure Response Dogs, Seizure Assistance Dogs and Seizure Alert Dogs. The following organizations train the dogs under their own guidelines and have diﬀering criteria for eligibility for a service animal. The Epilepsy Foundation New England does not endorse any of these organizations or their services.
Paws Ability Unleashed
“Seizure Response Dog” program is speciﬁcally for people with seizures.
1410 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
4 Paws for Ability, Inc
Dogs trained for children and young adults with epilepsy.
253 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 374-0385
207 Dayton Avenue
Xenia, Ohio 45385
PAWS With a Cause
Seizure response dogs, social support dogs. Services parts of MA, all of RI, Southern ME, Southern NH. 4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348
Service dogs trained for people with disabilities.
P.O. Box 21725
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 465-4201; or (866) 515-7877
Golden Opportunities for Independence
Service dogs and mentors for people with disabilities.
323 High StreetWalpole, MA 02081
Service dogs for adults/children with seizures.
3160 Francis Road
Milton, Georgia 30004
(770) 664-7178; or (800) 771-7221
Maine Canine Assistants Consultant:
Kerrie Doyle (207) 608-5296 @email
Resources for Service Dog Financial Assistance
Julie Hutchinson, Service Dog Grant Applications: @email
Josh Provides, Epilepsy Assistance Foundation: https://joshprovides.org