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 and the medications we cover. 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.
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.
- ANCA-Associated Vasculitis, Wegeners and Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
- Carcinoid Tumors and Associated Symptoms - Medicare Access
- Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia - Medicare Access
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Medicare Access
- Cytomegalovirus Disease
- Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Head and Neck Cancer - Medicare Access
- Immunosuppressive Treatment for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
- Multiple Sclerosis - Medicare Access
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Medicare Access
- Pediatric Assistance
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Wilms' Tumor
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.
- Post Menopausal Osteoporosis - Medicare Access
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
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.
- Anemia Associated with Chronic Renal Insufficiency/Failure
- Bone Metastases - Medicare Access
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Carcinoma
- Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
- Dupuytren's Disease
- Glioblastoma Multiforme/Anaplastic Astrocytoma
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Medicare Access
- Iron Overload as a Result of Blood Transfusions
- Melanoma - Medicare Access
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Peyronie's Disease
The HealthWell Foundation covers multiple medications under each of its funds to best meet the varying needs of our patients. HealthWell can only reimburse for treatments covered under the specific disease fund associated with the patient’s grant. To find out if your treatment is covered by HealthWell, please type the name of your medication below and the disease fund(s) under which it is covered will be provided.
We are constantly evaluating our processes to best serve our customers. In our ongoing efforts to help as many patients as possible – especially as we anticipate growing need in the coming months – we have revised our reimbursement policy.
As you may know, HealthWell has always had a minimum dollar requirement in place for reimbursement requests. Beginning in October, HealthWell’s new minimum reimbursement amount will be $25.00. This will be applied to each prescription fill or individual charge occurring on or after October 1, 2014.
What This Means for Our Grant Recipients
HealthWell will only process eligible payment requests of $25.00 or higher. Payment requests for less than $25.00 will no longer be reimbursed through our program. This includes both prescriptions filled through the HealthWell pharmacy card and those sent to HealthWell for processing.
Charges must be itemized, they cannot be combined. For example, if a pharmacy fills 3 prescriptions on the same day and each is for $10.00, the three charges cannot be combined to meet the $25.00 minimum.
If your treatment is not covered under a specific disease fund, please visit our online Resource page for additional options. Questions? Please contact us at Grants@HealthWellFoundation.org or (800) 675-8416.
About HealthWell's Funding
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 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.