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Patient Access Network Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

Results: Since 2004 PAN has provided more than $3 billion in financial assistance to nearly 1 million patients.

Target demographics: Underinsured people

Direct beneficiaries per year: 198,813

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Every day, the PAN Foundation helps thousands of people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases who have health insurance, but are unable to afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their critical medical treatments.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Those living with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses far too often must forego costly medications, though they may have health insurance. I'd never heard of Patient Access Network Foundation until I found myself in that real and scary scenario. For the second year, Patient Access Network Foundation is making it possible for me to receive one of the few MS medications I can still take, 19 years into my life with MS, by covering my out-of-pocket/after health insurance cost. And, I am forever thankful to Patient Access Network Foundation working with its generous donors, pharmacies and healthcare providers to ensure $0.95 of each donated $1 directly helps patients - a major feat! MS stole my beloved career in 2012, but Patient Access Network Foundation is enabling me to reach new heights of wellness and quality of life! MS will not win! ~ Mary Ellen

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PANFoundation Thank you, Mary Ellen, for sharing your inspiring story. We are so grateful we could be of service to you.

debe3rw

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patient Access Network has helped with my Multiple Sclerosis medicine. The medicine is so expensive. It was so easy to fill out the application and provide PAN with any additional information. The PAN employees are eager to assist you. Without aN I don’t think I would be able to get my medicine.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN helped me with my Multiple Sclerosis medication, Aubagio. I was under such stress trying to get help to defray that overwhelming cost of this medication. I was afraid I might not be able to continue taking this medication without help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Retired and on a fixed income, I could not have paid for my lifesaving treatment without PAN. I take an oral chemo pill (Imbruvica for CLL) that is not covered the same as IV chemo by Medicare and the supplement. Imbruvica is paid under pharmacy benefit instead of the medical.

Thank you PAN! They’ve covered the copay for several years now!

Sandra Lee L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Early following my failed receptivity of medication, when heart-surgery was implemented, one of my cardiologists commented that - even though it was well documented that my chronic CHF was caused by adriamycin chemotherapy, I would be dead without it! Fast forward 2 years when Entresto was prescribed that as a senior on Social Security, alone at 80 yoa, I could not afford the medication - in any regard. Novartis put me in contact with the PAN Foundation that was the beginning of my heartfelt, deepest regard for tablet-by-tablet my life was - IS - extended! My gratefulness cannot be overly expressed!

trishfish

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was told the amount of the drug that the doctor prescribed for me, I wept, there was NO way I could afford it, or any co-pays. The staff assured me there was help available, thru PAN, and thank goodness there was, or I wouldn't have been able to fill the prescription. I am beyond grateful for the grant.

Nellie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with CLL in 2007, I was told we just had to watch the numbers and that I probably would not need treatment for many years as this cancer progresses slowly. Well, two years later I was already in chemo and I was in and out of treatment until the end of 2016 at which time multiple complications made chemo no longer an option. Along came Imbruvica, the latest miracle drug fresh out of trials just in time! BUT...miracles are expensive and this drug was beyond my reach even with all the insurance I could buy. Along came PAN to pick up the difference and the miracle is...I'm still here! Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to PAN, I can stay in treatment. I am a CLL patient on Imbruvica, which would be beyond my reach without their help.

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PANFoundation 09/17/2018

Thank you, Nellie. We appreciate your kind words and support of PAN. We are grateful we could be of help to you in a time of need.

Julie Lutchansky S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My father worked since he was a very young man, got a good education, and had a successful career. He saved, has insurance, and lived wisely, and was generous with those less fortunate. After retiring, he struggled for three years with constant medication adjustments and weekly visits to the doctor for blood work and to manage side effects of oral chemo. When the doctor recommended Jakafi, the cost was a huge worry for a fixed/retired income. It turned out that Jakafi was a perfect fit for my dad's disease without causing difficult side effects and constant fear of getting so anemic that he needed a blood transfusion, or having blood get too thick and causing a stroke. We are so very grateful for the PAN foundation for their assistance so that my father can get the medication needed to keep him alive. He is otherwise healthy and lives a happy productive life. I don't know where he'd (or we'd) be without PAN's help. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The PAN Foundation has been helping me with co-pays for my Xolair injections, which have helped me deal with severe asthma. The injections are very expensive, and my co-pay is well over $200 for treatment every 30 days. Given all my other medical expenses, this would be unaffordable if not for the PAN Foundation. They are heroes in my book!

Ken J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Truly a Godsend, I would never be able to afford the copay for my MS medication without the help of PAN. Being on disability has put a strain on income and the insurance coverage to cover prescription costs. Thank You PAN.

Mary O'Bryant W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

PAN helped me and my family so very much with my oral chemo treatments. I don't know what we would have done without their help. We are forever grateful!!! Thank you.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were great at helping me pay on a very expensive drug that if it hadn't been for them, I would've had to do without. They are so very helpful and caring.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were notified by email that funds were available and applied the same day and thank God we were approved immediately. My wife’s job was just eliminated and this was a Godsend. Everyone I have talked to at your organization has been very helpful also. I have MS and Parkinsons and don’t know what we would do without you. Thank you again so much.

1 Caroline C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was newly diagnosed with polycythemia Vera and my oncologist prescribed Jakafi. My insurance approved the drug but the copay would be $1,500.00 per month for 60 pills. When the specialty pharmacy gave me this information I told her I couldn’t afford to pay. She asked me some financial questions and said she would see if she could find a grant to help me. Thirty minutes later she calls me back in disbelief to tell me the PAN foundation would cover my co-pay. The news brought tears of relief and joy because I prayed to God for help and he gave me your foundation. I am ever so thankful for his divine intervention and your generosity! I am blessed each day I live . Thank you for your kindness!

1 Amanda T.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through Hep C treatment in 2014. I have private insurance but the medicine for Hep C treatment falls into our Tier 3 prescription plan and it is VERY expensive. I am a working mother with 2 kids. Without the hell of PANF, there is absolutely no way that I could have afforded the treatment that I needed. They helped lift the financial burden, and made paying for my treatment possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband, Levi, fought Cancer for 15 years after many years of chemo, radiation, and many surgical procedures. His last year, he was able to receive a newly released chemo drug, Xtandi, to try and stop the cancer. We were very fortunate to receive funding from PAN foundation to help with the cost of this drug. Without your help, we all would not have had that extra year to enjoy the love of life together. Thank you for giving us a wonderful 45 years together.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband has end-stage liver disease from Hep C and his medication was costing a fortune. We had to stop because we could not afford it, but he became markedly worse and had to be hospitalized. I vowed to find some way to pay for the medicine he needed, and after many dead-ends and closed doors, I found PAN Foundation. My husband's application was approved and the funds were available within a matter of days. What an incredible, life-saving miracle! I cannot thank PAN Foundation enough for what they have done for us, both with his ongoing health concerns and our peace of mind.

1 Jerri Doud P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Twice in the past 10 years, the PAN Foundation has been an unimaginable help to my husband & I. The first time they paid a very expensive monthly copay for my husband's crohn's medication. The second time, sadly, they paid an even higher copay for my husband's chemo meds. Even though my husband didn't make it, these people helped when I had nowhere else to turn, and they did it with grace and compassion. It was simple. I didn't have to fill out 1000 forms, or send 25 verification letters.

1 Kimberly K.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

What could be more perfect in this scary world? THE PAN FOUNDATION. They save numerous people's lives through grants. These grants pay for copays for very ill patients. The list of illnesses that they will issue grants for is very long. Kind and competent company! Thank you for also saving me.

1 soldbyjeff

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my time of need Patient Access Network Foundation gave me assistance so I could live on Without their help I wouldn’t be here today

It was easy to apply and all the paperwork to continue to receive assistance was not a burden

When I finally got back on my feet I was so great full for the years they helped me survive

Thank You

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful for all of your help. My husband was put on a very expensive heart medication( Entresto).The medication has no generic at this time so without you we would not be able to afford to keep him on the medicine,and it seems to be working so much better than anything he as been given before. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't know what I would do without the PAN foundation. I have chronic asthma. Because I take so much medication (in excess of $1500 per month) I fall into the donut hole by May/ early June each year. Without the foundation I would have to do without meds as I only get $1033 per month from medicare. Thank you so much as I probably would not be alive without the wonderful help from PAN.