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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus



Fund Type


Maximum Award Level


Pharmacy Card Fund


Household Income Limit

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

Treatments Covered

  • Abatacept
  • Abetimus
  • Azasan
  • Azathioprine
  • Belimumab
  • Benlysta
  • Betamethasone
  • Bromocriptine
  • Carimune
  • Celecoxib
  • Cellcept
  • Cellcept Intravenous
  • Chloroquine
  • Clofazimine
  • Clonidine
  • Cortef
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cyclosporine
  • Cyclosporine, Modified
  • Cyproterone
  • Danazol
  • Dapsone
  • Deflazacort
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • Fludarabine
  • Gammagard
  • Gammaplex
  • H.p. Acthar Gel
  • Immune Globulin Intravenous - Igiv
  • Imuran
  • Indomethacin
  • Leukeran
  • Medrol
  • Methotrexate
  • Methotrexate Lpf
  • Methotrexate Sodium
  • Mizoribine
  • Myfortic
  • Nandrolone
  • Naproxen
  • Octagam
  • Orencia
  • Plaquenil
  • Prednisolone
  • Prednisone
  • Privigen
  • Quinacrine
  • Rasuvo
  • Rheumatrex
  • Rituxan
  • Rituximab
  • Solu-medrol
  • Sulindac
  • Thalomid
  • Zileuton

Fund Definition

Assistance with the prescription drugs and biologics used in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus.

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 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

    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 insurance and it covers your medication.

    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.

  • 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.

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About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SLE is a serious autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy tissue. The disease can affect many parts of the body including the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, and joints. Source: Lupus Foundation of America

Additional Resources

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