Affordability

If you can't afford your medicine, AstraZeneca may be able to help. 

At AstraZeneca, we believe it’s not enough for us to simply make medicines. We have to help make sure that the people who need those medicines have access to them. It’s why we’ve offered patient assistance programs for more than 35 years.

Affordability Programs

If you take certain AstraZeneca medicines, and you cannot afford them, you may be surprised to learn that AstraZeneca may be able to help. Our programs are designed to help qualifying people without insurance, those in Medicare Part D, and those who have faced a financial crisis recently.

If you want to determine which AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program you may be eligible for, please read more about each program below or call us at 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363).


People without insurance

AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for people without insurance

  • AstraZeneca medicines provided at no cost (review the list of medicines available through this program)
  • There is NO cost to sign up for the program
  • Once enrolled, you remain enrolled for up to one year. At the end of that year you can reapply
  • Medicines are mailed to the patient’s home or physician’s office
  • Patient, physician, or caregiver can request refills

Click here to find out if you may be eligible for the program.

In addition to the programs offered by AstraZeneca, other organizations also offer progams that make medicines more accessible for people who need assistance. Learn more below about additional programs offered by AstraZeneca and other organizations.

Medicare Part D beneficiaries

AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for people with Medicare Part D

  • AstraZeneca medicines provided at no cost (review the list of medicines available through this program)
  • There is NO cost to sign up for the program
  • Once enrolled, you remain enrolled for the remainder of the calendar year. You may reapply the following calendar year
  • Medicines are mailed to the patient’s home or physician’s office
  • Patient, physician, or caregiver can request refills

Click here to find out if you may be eligible for the program.

In addition to the programs offered by AstraZeneca, other organizations also offer progams that make medicines more accessible for people who need assistance. Learn more about additional programs offered by AstraZeneca and other organizations.



Other Affordability Resources

AstraZeneca is doing what it can to help make it easier for you to get your medicines—even if you can’t afford them.

AstraZeneca Co-Pay Support for Specialty Care Products

Visit www.astrazenecaspecialtysavings.com for more information.

Other Resources

Here are some additional resources that may help you gain access to the medicines or services you need. This is not a complete list and is provided as a public service for health care providers, caregivers, and low-income patients.

Area Agencies on Aging (ElderCare)

Local area agencies on aging may be able to help patients age 65 years and older who cannot afford their medicines. To contact your local area agency on aging, call 1-800-677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)

The ACU is a nonprofit organization that works to help clinicians better serve the needs of low-income patients. The ACU has developed tools and links for implementing comprehensive pharmaceutical care for low-income patients. For more information, visit www.clinicians.org.

AstraZeneca Cancer Support Network

AstraZeneca developed the AstraZeneca Cancer Support Network (AZ CSN) as a support service to help meet the special needs of people undergoing treatment for cancer. The site offers help for patients who can't afford their medicines, information on AstraZeneca cancer treatments, and personal support from oncology assistance specialists. If you would like to learn more about the services provided by AZ CSN, please call 1-866-99-AZCSN (1-866-992-9276). Oncology assistance specialists are available to provide expert advice in more than 150 languages. Help is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM–6:00 PM ET, excluding holidays.

BenefitsCheckUp®

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) sponsors this web site. It offers confidential assistance online for seniors and caregivers by searching more than 1,100 federal, state, and private prescription drug programs and determining those for which the senior may be eligible. For more information, visit www.benefitscheckup.org.

Foundation for Health Coverage Information

The Foundation for Health Coverage Information web site provides simplified public and private health insurance eligibility information to the uninsured. The site also offers user-friendly tools and guides—booklets, pamphlets, toll-free Help Line, web tools and presentations—that simplify public and private health insurance options. For more information, visit www.coverageforall.org.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA offers information about community health centers that may offer prescription assistance to low-income patients. Learn more by calling 1-888-ASK-HRSA.

Medicare

This official Medicare web site can help patients, caregivers, and doctors find information about public and private prescription drug assistance programs in their area, including eligibility requirements and covered services. For more information, visit www.medicare.gov.

My Medicare Matters

The My Medicare Matters web site is designed to help individuals learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage. The web site was developed using materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as materials developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC), and AstraZeneca. For more information, visit www.mymedicarematters.org.

NeedyMeds

NeedyMeds is devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. The NeedyMeds web site provides information on company patient assistance programs, free and low-cost clinics, government programs and other types of assistance programs. For more information, visitwww.needymeds.org.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

AstraZeneca also participates in the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a national program that can help you find patient assistance programs. Qualifying patients who do not have prescription coverage can use the program as a single point of contact to access information about public and private programs that may be right for them. The PPA represents the largest-ever non-government-sponsored program to help bring medicines to Americans who do not have prescription drug coverage and are having difficulty affording their prescription medicines. More than 475 public and private patient assistance programs are available through the PPA. For more information, visit www.pparx.org.

RxAssist

RxAssist lets you search for information on patient assistance programs by company, brand name, generic name, or type of medicine. RxAssist provides information on ways to get free and low-cost medications. The site also provides a quick-reference chart that lists drug assistance programs by state. For more information, visit www.rxassist.org.

RxHope™

RxHope lets you search for patient assistance information. In addition, some companies allow physicians to submit applications electronically through this site. For more information, visitwww.rxhope.com.

 

Independent Charitable Patient Assistance Foundations

Assistance may be available through independent foundations such as those listed here, which are separate from AstraZeneca.

Patient Access Network Foundation

Chronic Disease Fund

Patient Advocate Foundation

HealthWell Foundation