ABBVIE CARE

With the approval of HOLKIRA PAK™, AbbVie is launching AbbVie Care, which is a program that will provide best-in-class solutions to improve outcomes for people living with hepatitis C.

Canadians prescribed HOLKIRA PAK™ will have the opportunity to request to be enrolled in AbbVie Care. The signature care program is designed to provide a wide range of customized services including reimbursement assistance, education and ongoing disease management support. AbbVie Care will not only support health care professionals but people living with genotype 1 hepatitis C throughout their treatment journey to achieve high cure rates in the real world.

For enquiries: 1-844-471-2273.

BIOADVANCE®

JANSSEN’s GALEXOS™ (simeprevir) BioAdvance® program can assist you in many ways during your treatment. This includes compiling and submitting, on your behalf, all the forms and documents required by your insurance company to request coverage of GALEXOS™, and following up with your insurer to get you the best coverage possible.  If you don’t have private insurance, the GALEXOS™: BioAdvance® program will investigate public assistance programs that can help pay for your treatment.  Whichever type of coverage you have, if your insurance does not fully cover the cost of treatment, the GALEXOS™: BioAdvance® program can usually coordinate and provide financial assistance to help you get treated.  Finally, the program can offer many other types of support and your doctor and members of your healthcare team will work with the GALEXOS™: BioAdvance® Program to develop a customized approach to best support you throughout the course of your treatment.  Contact: 1-855-512-3740.

CLAIRE

Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada has created Claire, a patient support program designed to provide patient health information and reimbursement assistance for patients who have been prescribed DAKLINZA™ (daclatasvir). This personalized patient support program is now available, and represents a service offered at no cost to the patient and is fully confidential. It is set up so you will have a single person to take care of you during your treatment. You can call the information line for more details at: 1-844-428-2559. Should you have medical enquiries regarding DAKLINZA™, please contact our Medical Information Department at 1-866-463-6267 or email info@claireprogram.ca

HEALTH BENEFITS: 1ST NATIONS AND INUIT

There are a number of health-related goods and services that are not insured by provinces and territories or other private insurance plans. To support First Nations people and Inuit in reaching an overall health status that is comparable with other Canadians, Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program found at http://goo.gl/8K9ODK provides coverage for a limited range of these goods and services when they are not insured elsewhere. Their number in BC is 604-666-3331 or 1-800-317-7878 (toll-free).

IBAVYR™

Pendopharm has established the IBAVYR™ Patient Support Program.  The program will assist patients who have been prescribed IBAVYR™ (ribavirin tablets) with reimbursement navigation, financial assistance and pharmacy services.  Case managers will support patients with insurance-related matters and assess eligibility for financial support. Pharmacy services include adherence support, medication delivery and counselling.

To enquire or to enroll, you may call 1-844- 602-6858 Monday–Friday 7am to 11pm EST.

MERCK CARE™

MerckCareTM is a program to help people who have been prescribed PEGETRONTM, or ZEPATIER™. The program provides:

  • Assistance with reimbursement and/or insurance claims.
  • Financial assistance for co-pay/
  • Deductible for people who qualify.
  • Multilingual assistance.
  • Home delivery of medication.

MerckCareTM provides all of these services free of charge.

To enroll in MerckCareTM, you can call 1-866-872-5773 or your doctor or nurse can submit an enrollment form for you. Reimbursement specialists are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

MOMENTUM™ SUPPORT

To learn more about SOVALDI™, HARVONI™ or the Momentum Program™ in Canada, the patient should speak to his/her doctor or nurse or call the Gilead Sciences Canada medical information line at 1 855 447 7977. Eligible patients may receive an integrated offering of support services for patients and healthcare providers throughout the entire treatment journey, including:

  • Access to dedicated case managers/reimbursement navigators to help patients and their providers with insurance-related needs, including identifying alternative coverage options through private, federal and provincially-insured programs.
  • The SOVALDI™/HARVONI™ Co-pay assistance program, which will provide financial assistance for eligible patients who need help paying for out-of-pocket medication costs.
  • Medication delivery services.
  • Compliance and adherence programs.

PEGASSIST

The PegAssist Reimbursement Assistance Program provides reimbursement coordination assistance for patients who have been prescribed Pegasys or Pegasys RBV. The program will assist in securing funding for patients to ensure that they can start, stay on, and complete their treatment successfully. PegAssist Reimbursement Specialists are available (Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM EST) by calling: 1-877-PEGASYS or 1-877-734-2797. Patients can also obtain a program enrollment form from their nurse/physician to gain access to the program.

The program provides financial aid to qualified patients, alleviating financial barriers which may prevent patients from starting treatment, i.e., deductibles and/or co-payments. In partnership with CALEA Pharmacy, the program can conveniently deliver the medication directly to patients’ homes or to the clinics.