Do I Qualify For Assistance?
The HealthWell Foundation stands ready to serve you! If you are a person with a diagnosis and are seeking assistance, please continue on this page. If you are applying on another person's behalf, please see Apply for Patient.
Simply follow the easy steps below to determine eligibility, things you will need to submit an application, and apply for a grant. You can apply online or call 800-675-8416 anytime. Let's get started!
Step 1 - Can you help me?
First, you will want to determine if the HealthWell Foundation currently has a fund for your diagnosis. The HealthWell Foundation adds new funds throughout the year. To check our most recent fund listing, see Diseases and Medications.
HealthWell is able to assist with medications for selected diseases only. We can assist with medications that have been prescribed to treat the disease/covered diagnosis. You will be asked to provide HealthWell with your diagnosis, which must be verified by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant’s signature. You must receive treatment in the United States.
If we do not have an open fund that currently covers your diagnosis, please revisit the list as we frequently reopen programs or start new funds, as donations become available.
Step 2 - Do I qualify for your program?
To qualify for assistance from HealthWell, you must have some form of health insurance (major medical or prescription drug) that covers part of the cost of your medication. HealthWell cannot consider Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Retirement Accounts (HRA), or drug discount cards to be insurance. HealthWell will refer patients without prescription insurance to other programs, such as drug company patient assistance programs and other copay foundations or support organizations.
If you have a diagnosis that is currently on our fund list and have determined your eligibility, you are ready to start the application process. The HealthWell Foundation considers an individual's financial, medical, and insurance status when determining who is eligible for assistance. We make every effort to assist all eligible patients who contact us – that is the heart of our mission. Financial criteria are based upon multiples of the Federal Poverty Level, which takes into account a family’s size. Families with incomes up to 400 or 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may qualify. HealthWell also considers the cost of living in a particular city or state.
Step 3 - Do I have everything I need to apply?
Patients enrolled in the HealthWell Foundation are free to change their physicians, pharmacy, or other provider, or the type of medication they are taking for a specific disease at any time without affecting their eligibility for assistance.
HealthWell grants assistance on a first-come, first-served basis to the extent that funding is available. The HealthWell Foundation Board of Directors sets the eligibility criteria and has final determination in all cases. Individuals covered by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid may be eligible.
To make sure you have all the proper information needed to apply, review our Grant Request Checklist.
If you meet the criteria, begin our online application process, or call (800) 675-8416 to apply with one of our representatives.
The HealthWell Foundation reserves the right to change its program in its entirety or with respect to any applicant at any time with or without notice.