American Society of Hematology

Access Programs for Aprepitant


Updated on: September 10, 2015

Drug Company Assistance

The Merck Helps website assists qualified patients receive free or discounted medications through several patient assistance programs.

Aprepitant is offered under the Merck Access Program.  Uninsured patients who meet income criteria; reside in the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands; and are receiving treatment by a licensed doctor in the US or Puerto Rico must download the Merck Access Enrollment Form, fill it out, and fax it to 855-755-0518.  Note that the form includes sections to be filled out by both the patient and the healthcare provider.

In general, patients will qualify for the program if they have a household income of less than $55,850 for individuals, $75,650 for couples, or $115,250 for a family of four.  In some cases, exceptions can be made for patients who have insurance coverage but meet other financial hardship criteria.

If you have any questions or would like individualized assistance, Merck Access Program representatives are available by phone from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday, at 1-855-257-3932.

Foundation Assistance

ASH has not located any foundations that specifically offer assistance for patients requiring aprepitant. If you know of a program or foundation, please contact ASH Policy and Practice Coordinator, Deon Nelson.

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