The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is providing the following list as a courtesy to those seeking resources that may be helpful in treating and covering the cost of treating Lyme disease. The LDA neither warrants nor endorses the Prescription & Medical Bill Assistance resources contained on this list nor the quality of service you will receive from them. We do not make recommendations, only referrals.
A nationwide prescription savings program that has helped people save up to 80% on out-of-pocket medication costs. https://www.americaspharmacy.com/
Free Prescription Medications
Free prescription medications listings are provided by Needy Meds. Needy Meds is NOT a drug assistance program, they are an information provider. They provide information on manufacturer based drug assistance programs to help consumers in obtaining medications that are not covered by any insurance plan or would otherwise be too expensive. Consumers are provided information on applying for each medication/program. Program requirements may differ from drug to drug. LDA is not affiliated with Needy Meds.
Medical Bill Assistance
Medical Needs Foundation
PO Box 303
Mountain Lks, NJ 07046
Provides assistance with medical bills around Morris County NJ area
Compassionate Use Program for Mepron
For Healthcare Professionals that would like to make a request for compassionate use of a GSK investigational medicine. https://gsk-cu-portal.idea-point.com/
Lyme Test Assistance
The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need. http://www.lymetap.com/
LymeLight Foundation – Grants
Anyone diagnosed with Lyme disease up to age 25 and can demonstrate a qualified financial need. Applicant must be an active patient of a Lyme-literate MD, ND or DO. http://lymelightfoundation.org/grants/
Provides treatment grants for those under age 21. https://livlymefoundation.org/
Ticked Off Foundation
Provides grants and counseling to Lyme patients in crisis – Ages 26 and up. https://www.tickedofffoundation.org/
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Medical Grants
Provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their families commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. Children must be 16 or younger and living in the United States. Help can be for physical, occupational and speech therapies, surgeries, counseling, prescription medications, or medical equipment including: wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. http://www.uhccf.org/apply/
Disclaimer: Resources that are not part of the LDA may or may not be supportive of a chronic Lyme diagnosis but may support other conditions and factors that children may need, like wheelchairs and other modalities. It is up to the consumer and their medical practitioners to evaluate their child’s needs and if this program would be beneficial.