Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Fund Definition

Assistance with the prescription drugs and biologics used in the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Grant Utilization

HealthWell estimates that patients use an average of $1,810 during their 12-month grant period for this disease area.

Given the volume of grants that go unused in the SHPT fund, we are requiring a first fill within 14 days of approval. If there is no payment activity on the grant within this timeframe, the grant balance will be zeroed out.

Grant funds will not be specifically held for the patient and any future requests for payments will be made based on availability of funding and cannot be guaranteed. Before moving forward with the application process, please be sure you have a valid prescription and that you are confident it will be filled within 14 days of approval.

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 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.

  • 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 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Secondary hyperparathyroidism, is a disease outside of the parathyroids that causes all of the parathyroid glands to become enlarged and hyperactive. It is usually caused by kidney failure, a problem where the kidney is unable to clean the blood of phosphorus produced by the body and unable to make enough vitamin D (specifically calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D). Source: The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Additional Resources

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

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