Adrenal Insufficiency

Treatments Covered

  • Alkindi Sprinkle
  • Betamethasone
  • Celestone Soluspan
  • Cortef
  • Cortisone
  • Decadron
  • Dexamethasone
  • Diprolene
  • Doubledex
  • Dxevo
  • Fludrocortisone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Kenalog
  • Luxiq
  • Medrol
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Millipred
  • Millipred Dp
  • Oralone Dent
  • Prednisolone
  • Prednisone
  • Rayos
  • Taperdex
  • Triamcinolone
  • Trianex
  • Triderm
  • Triesence
  • Zilretta

Fund Definition

Assistance with the prescription drugs and biologics used in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency.

Grant Utilization

HealthWell estimates that patients use an average of $2,340 during their 12-month grant period for this disease area.

Consider Premium Assistance

Under this fund, HealthWell can assist with premium costs. Medicare supplemental policies can help with cost shares related to many aspects of your health care. Using a HealthWell grant to cover premiums may be a better option than treatment-specific cost shares.

Do I Qualify?

HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual’s medical, financial and insurance situation. To qualify for HealthWell’s assistance, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Please make sure that HealthWell currently has a fund for your diagnosis/indication and that your medication is covered under that fund by visiting our Diseases and Medications listing. If we do not have a fund that currently covers your diagnosis, please check back as we frequently open and reopen programs as funding becomes available. The Foundation is able to help patients receiving treatment for indications for which we currently have an open fund. We can only assist with medications that have been prescribed to treat the disease/covered diagnosis. You will be asked to provide the Foundation with the patient’s diagnosis, which must be verified by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant’s signature. The patient must receive treatment in the United States.

  • To qualify for assistance from HealthWell, you must have some form of health insurance (private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, etc.) that covers part of the cost of your treatment. The Foundation will refer patients without prescription insurance to other programs, such as manufacturer patient assistance programs.

  • HealthWell assists individuals with incomes up to 300-500% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Foundation also considers the number in a household and cost of living in a particular city or state. If you believe you qualify for assistance, you may begin the application process here.
  • If you are receiving treatment in the U.S. and have met the eligibility criteria as listed, you are ready to apply! Please note that you will be asked to provide a Social Security Number in order to create a grant. This information is gathered to eliminate duplicate applications and is kept secure and confidential.

About Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency is a life-threatening disorder caused by impaired secretion of vital hormones produced in the cortex of adrenal glands, small glands located just above the kidneys. This condition can be caused by primary destruction or dysfunction of the adrenal glands (Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, PAI) or impairment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, SAI). There are several causes of PAI: autoimmunity (often referred to as Addison’s disease), adrenal infiltration or injury, CAH, adrenal hypoplasia congenital, ACTH insensitivity syndromes, drug induced, or other metabolic disorders. Secondary adrenal insufficiency occurs in people with certain conditions that affect the pituitary gland. Most people with SAI have it from use of suppressive doses of glucocorticoids for other illnesses.

Adrenal insufficiency affects the body’s ability to respond to stress and maintain other essential life functions.  Patients require daily replacement doses of glucocorticoids and in most cases also mineralocorticoid hormones. With treatment, most people with adrenal insufficiency can have a fairly normal, active life. The most serious complication of adrenal insufficiency is called adrenal crisis. If not treated immediately, adrenal crisis can lead to death. Source: National Adrenal Diseases Foundation (NADF)

Additional Resources

You may also visit our Resource List to view other copayment organizations that may provide assistance.

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