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Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Medicare Access (Medicare patients only)

Treatments Covered

  • Adalimumab-adbm
  • Adalimumab-atto
  • Amitiza
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
  • Amjevita
  • Anaspaz
  • Apriso
  • Asacol
  • Asacol Hd
  • Atropine
  • Azasan
  • Azathioprine
  • Azulfidine
  • Balsalazide
  • Belladona Alkaloids And Phenobarbital
  • Bentyl
  • Budesonide
  • Butylscopolamine
  • Canasa
  • Celestone Soluspan
  • Cilansetron
  • Cimetropium Bromide
  • Cimzia
  • Cimzia Prefl
  • Clorpactin Wcs-90v
  • Colazal
  • Cortastat
  • Cyclosporine
  • Cyltezo
  • Delzicol
  • Depo-medrol
  • Desipramine Hydrochloride
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dicyclomine Hydrochloride
  • Dipentum
  • Domperidone
  • Donnatal
  • Enbrel
  • Entocort
  • Entyvio
  • Erelzi
  • Etanercept
  • Etanercept-szzs
  • Etizolam
  • Fluphenazine Hydrochloride
  • Gastrocom
  • Gengraf
  • Humira
  • Humira Pen
  • Imuran
  • Inflectra
  • Infliximab
  • Infliximab-abda
  • Infliximab-dyyb
  • Lactobacillus
  • Leukine
  • Leuprolide Acetate
  • Levosulpiride
  • Levsin
  • Lialda
  • Librax
  • Linzess
  • Lomotil
  • Loperamide
  • Lotronex
  • Mebeverine
  • Medazepam
  • Medrol
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Mesalamine
  • Millipred
  • Neoral
  • Norpramin
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride
  • Orapred Odt
  • Otilonium Bromide
  • Pamelor
  • Pentasa
  • Phloroglucinol
  • Pinaverium
  • Prifinium Bromide
  • Prozac
  • Purinethol
  • Purixan
  • Remicade
  • Renflexis
  • Rheumatrex
  • Rowasa
  • Sandimmune
  • Simponi
  • Solu-medrol
  • Sorbitol
  • Stelara
  • Surmontil
  • Thalomid
  • Tofranil
  • Trexall
  • Trimebutine
  • Tysabri
  • Uceris
  • Viberzi
  • Xifaxan
  • Zoloft
  • Zyflo
  • Zyflo Cr

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:

  • 1.You are being treated for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

    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 Disease Funds 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.

  • 2.You have Medicare.

    This is a Medicare Access Fund. In order to qualify for assistance through this fund, you must have Medicare. The Foundation will refer patients without Medicare to other programs, such as manufacturer patient assistance programs.

  • 3.Your income falls within our guidelines.
    HealthWell assists individuals with incomes up to 400-500% 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.
  • 4.You are receiving treatment in the United States.

    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 Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Types of IBD include:

  • Ulcerative colitis. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.
  • Crohn’s disease. This type of IBD is characterized by inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which often spreads deep into affected tissues.

Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease usually involve severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications. Source: Mayo Clinic

Additional Resources

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