Financial Assistance

If you need help to pay for your prescription medications, you may be eligible for patient assistance programs. The following organizations provide programs that directly reduce the cost of prescription drugs or can assist you in finding programs for which you are eligible.

The American Liver Foundation’s Financial Assistance Resource Support Guide is available for more information. The American Liver Foundation’s Free Drug Discount Card can be used for prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. The card is available with no charge.

Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Program

Salix Pharmaceuticals, makers of rifaximin (Xifaxan®), has a program that offers a variety of resources to help you with cost and insurance support regardless of whether or not you have prescription coverage. Find out about the Xifaxan 550 mg Access Helpline, Instant Savings Card, and Patient Assistance Program. Contact them at 1-866-282-6563 or visit them on the Web at

To apply for drug assistance programs you will likely be asked for the following information, so it’s helpful to have it handy before contacting these organizations:

      • State of residence and zip code
      • Estimated gross annual household income
      • Number of people living in the household
      • Brand name of the prescription medicines you have been prescribed
      • Type of health insurance and/or prescription coverage, if any
      • Name and contact information of your doctor who prescribed the medication

All information discussed with people staffing patient assistance help lines is strictly confidential.

Needy Meds

NeedyMeds is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.

NeedyMeds offers resources that are helpful to uninsured and underinsured patients:

Contact Information
Needy Meds
P.O. Box 219
Gloucester, MA 01931
Phone: 1-800-503-6897

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage to access the medicines they need.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance has an online prescription assistance program finder
Contact Information
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Phone: 1-888-477-2669 Website

State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

Many states offer subsidies to provide pharmaceutical coverage or a discount program for prescriptions to eligible individuals.

Programs are listed by each state. For more details…
Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. For more details…
Contact information varies by state. For more details…

Additional Organizations

      • RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as news and practical tools. Visit them on the Web at
      • RxOutreach is a mail order pharmacy for people with little to no health insurance coverage. Visit them on the Web at
      • Patient Access Network Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to under-insured people for their out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications. Visit them on the Web at
      • Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit charitable organization that helps people with chronic disease, cancer and other life-altering conditions obtain the life-savings medications they need. Visit them on the Web at
      • HealthWell Foundation is a non-profit organization that educes financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Visit them on the Web at