Resources for People Living with Autoimmune Disease
AARDA does not have the resources to provide funding for individuals. However, the following are a list of organizations that may be able to provide help. The list provided is given as a starting point for people looking for resources.
AARDA does not endorse or is affiliated in any way with these organizations.
A magazine providing a wealth of information about immune globulin (IG). Their mission is to support the IG community through education, communication and advocacy. Providing information on insurance and insurance issues, education and studies, and legislation IG Living also has an “Ask the Expert” contact form, advocacy information, a blog, and a patient advocate.
Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. The site is produced by AACC, a not-for-profit organization; proceeds from health-related advertising help support the website's mission.
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford medications and healthcare costs. They provide information on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
PPARx is sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies that connect low-income, under-insured, and uninsured individuals to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. If the maker of your prescription is not not listed you can try calling the manufacturer directly.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Co-pay relief program 866-512-3861
PAF provides case managers who negotiate with patients' insurers to resolve coverage and benefits issues. PAF also provides legal counseling and referral services for patients seeking to resolve debt crisis matters, denial of coverage, employment discrimination, or negotiating public assistance support with state and federal agencies.
A non-branded treatment access resource launched by the Alliance for Patient Access. This website provides patients with information they need to understand what happens from the time a physician writes a script to the time it is dispensed at the pharmacy. It also helps to explain the prescription process and allows you to share your experience with access issues and learn from others, advocate for important legislation, and stay current with the latest news.
The Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation helps federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications, through over 50 disease-specific programs.
If you are looking for additional resources, consider contacting your local state representative. Your representative may have more resources and be more knowledgeable about local services that are available in your area. Your representative has a duty to serve his/her constituents.