Access Programs for Interferon alfa-2b
Updated on: February 17, 2016
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The Merck Helps website assists
qualified patients receive free or discounted medications through several
patient assistance programs.
Interferon alfa-2b 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 EST, Monday through Friday, at 1-855-257-3932.
Health Well Foundation provides
grants for patients with insurance who have trouble affording interferon
alfa-2b. Patients or providers can apply online
or call 1-800-675-8416 to speak with a representative.
The Patient Access Network Foundation also offers co-pay assistance for patients
needing interferon alfa-2b. Please read
the application instructions,and then follow the prompts on the online application.
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