Emergency/Medical Workers Behavioral Health Fund

Status

Open

Covered Treatments
(must be related to
behavioral health
services)

Prescriptions
Counseling services
Psychotherapy
Transportation

Fund Type

Copay

Maximum Award Level

$2,000

Pharmacy Card Fund

Yes

Household Income Limit

500% of the Federal Poverty Level
(adjusted for household size and high
cost of living areas)

Fund Alerts

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Medications Covered

  • 5-hydroxytryptophan
  • Abilify
  • Abilify Discmelt
  • Abilify Maintena
  • Abilify Mycite
  • Adhansia Xr
  • Alprazolam
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
  • Amoxapine
  • Aplenzin
  • Aptensio Xr
  • Aristada
  • Ativan
  • Brisdelle
  • Buspirone
  • Butisol Sodium
  • Celexa
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Clonazepam
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Compro
  • Concerta
  • Corgard
  • Cotempla Xr-odt
  • Counseling Services
  • Cymbalta
  • D-amphetamine Salt
  • Daytrana
  • Droperidol
  • Effexor
  • Elavil
  • Eldepryl
  • Emsam
  • Equagesic (no Otc)
  • Escitalopram
  • Fetzima
  • Flurazepam
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Forfivo Xl
  • Haloperidol
  • Hemangeol
  • Inderal La
  • Inderal Xl
  • Innopran Xl
  • Irenka
  • Jornay-pm
  • Kava Kava
  • Ketalar
  • Khedezla
  • Klonopin
  • Levomefolate
  • Lexapro
  • Librax
  • Lithobid
  • Lorazepam
  • Loreev Xr
  • Maprotiline
  • Marplan
  • Metadate Er
  • Methylin
  • Methylphenidate
  • Midazolam
  • Nardil
  • Nefazodone
  • Nembutal
  • Norpramin
  • Olanzapine
  • Opana
  • Oxazepam
  • Pamelor
  • Parking Fee
  • Parnate
  • Paroxetine
  • Paxil
  • Paxil Cr
  • Pexeva
  • Pristiq
  • Protriptyline
  • Provigil
  • Prozac
  • Psychotherapy
  • Quillichew Er
  • Quillivan Xr
  • Relexxii
  • Remeron
  • Remeron Soltab
  • Rexulti
  • Ritalin
  • Ritalin La
  • Ritalin Sr
  • Sam-e 200
  • Sam-e 400
  • Sarafem
  • Savella
  • Seroquel
  • Sertraline
  • Silenor
  • Spravato
  • Symbyax
  • Talk Therapy
  • Tofranil
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Transportation
  • Tranxene T-tab
  • Trazodone
  • Trimipramine
  • Trintellix
  • Tryptophan
  • Valerian
  • Valium
  • Venlafaxine
  • Viibryd
  • Vistaril
  • Vyvanse
  • Wellbutrin Sr
  • Xanax
  • Xanax Xr
  • Zoloft
  • Zyban
  • Zyprexa
  • Zyprexa Intramuscular
  • Zyprexa Relprevv
  • Zyprexa Zydis

Fund Definition

Assistance with the cost of prescription drugs, counseling services, cognitive behavioral therapy, and transportation needed to treat or manage behavioral health issues affecting emergency and medical workers.

Grant Utilization

HealthWell estimates that patients use an average of $1,090 during their 12-month grant period for this disease area.

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.

To apply for a grant through our Emergency/Medical Workers Behavioral Health Fund, you must contact a HealthWell representative at 1-800-675-8416. Individuals must meet HealthWell’s standard income and insurance eligibility criteria to qualify for a grant and qualify as an Emergency or Medical Worker. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Need A Ride?

HealthWell has partnered with Ride Health to provide transportation services to eligible grant recipients. Through this service, we hope to eliminate the need for grant recipients to pay up-front for rides to and from appointments relating to their treatment. Fees for services are deducted directly from the patient’s grant. To learn more and to determine if you are eligible to utilize this resource, contact a HealthWell representative at 800-675-8416 or call us at least 2 business days in advance of your eligible appointment to schedule this service.

About the Behavioral Health Fund

As the COVID-19 health care crisis will have its status changed from a national health care emergency on May 11, 2023, we recognize that emergency workers (police officers, firefighters, and first responders) also suffer immense trauma and anxiety while carrying out their respective roles. To address the unmet needs of the dedicated men and women who place the safety of those they serve above all else, we have broadened the fund to ensure they have access to the critical behavioral health services they need without worrying about how to afford them.

Through the fund, HealthWell will assist emergency and medical workers in covering their out-of-pocket treatment-related copayments for prescription drugs, counseling services, psychotherapy, and transportation needed to manage behavioral health issues.

Additional Resources

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

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