Diseases and Medications
The HealthWell Foundation assists people dealing with a variety of disease states and medications. Below is a list of the disease states we support. Please note that this list is subject to change, depending on funding at any given time. Also, we are always seeking new funding to support additional disease states, so please check our site often for an updated list.
Where does HealthWell get its funding? HealthWell receives donations from a number of sources in and outside of the health care industry, including pharmaceutical manufacturers and other health care organizations and individuals who are touched by the work we do.
The vast majority of our funding for the various disease states we support comes from pharmaceutical manufacturers concerned about patient access to care. Their generous donations allow us to assist patients, like you, in starting or continuing your treatment or therapy regardless of which high-cost medication your physician prescribes, which physician you see, or what pharmacy you use. The HealthWell Foundation is entirely independent and is not controlled or influenced by any of its donors. As generous as our donors are, not all manufacturers participate in copayment assistance programs like HealthWell. Without full participation from all manufacturers, patient need and strong demand can quickly deplete even the most generous of donations. It’s important to know that closing any fund at any time is an extremely difficult decision for us and one we do not make or accept easily. We work tirelessly to streamline our program to ensure the maximum amount of each donation gets directly to patients while at the same time identifying new donors to support our program so we can be there for patients when they need us the most.
Did you know that you can help strengthen our funding? If you are looking for assistance with a medication and it is not listed on HealthWell’s website, we encourage you to contact the manufacturer to alert them to the situation and encourage them to contact HealthWell.
The following funds are open to new and re-enrolling patient applications. You may start the application process through our online service or by calling the HealthWell Foundation at 800-675-8416 to determine eligibility. Customer service representatives are available Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.
- Acute Porphyrias
- ANCA–Associate Vasculitis and Wegener's
- Asthma, Moderate to Severe
- Bone Metastases–Medicare patients only
- Carcinoid Tumors and Associated Symptoms–Medicare patients only
- Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia–Medicare patients only
- Chronic Gout
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia–Medicare patients only
- Dupuytren's Disease
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Immunosuppressive Treatment for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease(Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis)–Medicare only
- Metastatic Melanoma
- Pediatric Assistance (visit Pediatric Assistance page under General Information tab)
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Wilms' Tumor
As a charity, HealthWell relies solely on donations to keep funds open. Please know that closing any fund at any time is a heartbreaking decision for us and one we do not make or accept easily. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have enough funding to keep up with demand; therefore the following funds are currently closed to new and re-enrolling patient applications. However, we continue to manage existing grants. If you have already been approved for a grant this year, please continue to submit for reimbursement and access your grant. It is always our goal to keep funds open, so please continue to refer to this listing as these funds may re-open in the future.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- AutoImmune(Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, & Rheum. Arthritis)-Medicare only
- Breast Cancer
- Crohn's Disease–Medicare patients only
- Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Metastatic Melanoma–Medicare patients only
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Post Menopausal Osteoporosis–Medicare patients only
Re-enrollment Only Funds
The following funds are open to re-enrolling patient applications only. If you had a grant in one of these funds within the last 3 years, please call the HealthWell Foundation at 800-675-8416 to determine eligibility. Customer service representatives are available Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.
- Iron Overload as a Result of Blood Transfusions
New Patients Only
The following funds are open to new patients only. If you have never had a grant through our foundation, please begin the application process by calling the HealthWell Foundation at 800-675-8416 to determine eligibility. Customer service representatives are available Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.
Below is our HealthWell Formulary by disease fund. The HealthWell Foundation covers numerous medications that are FDA-approved. Simply select the disease fund below to see the list of approved medications we cover.
HealthWell will pay claims only for those medications on the HealthWell Formulary by disease fund. If you do not see your medication listed under the fund, it is not eligible for reimbursement at this time. Please see HealthWell’s Other Resources page for additional options, or please feel free to contact us.
(HealthWell considers high cost medications that are FDA-approved for inclusion on the HealthWell Formulary. As new drugs are FDA approved we will consider adding them to our formulary.)