People living with HIV/AIDS have many resources available to them to help cover the cost of medication.
OHDAP Resources and Application
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) administers the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program (OHDAP), providing medications to fight HIV and to treat HIV-related conditions. This program must be the payer of last resort. For eligible participants, HIV-related medications are provided free of charge. The medications are obtained through a specialty mail-order pharmacy to ensure confidentiality and to ensure all geographic areas of Ohio have equal access to this service. Verification of monthly income, updated enrollment applications and a physician’s report are required at the beginning of each enrollment period.
Common Patient Assistance Program Application -This single common application allows uninsured individuals living with HIV and/or their providers/caregivers to use one application to apply for multiple patient assistance programs (PAPs) that together provide an entire course of antiretroviral therapy. The form collects the information required of all seven companies’ PAPs. The following conpanies will accept this application: Abbot Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences Inc., Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Therapeutics), Merck and ViiV Healthcare. The form collects the necessary information required of all seven companies’ PAPs. Company PAPs that will begin accepting the common application form today include: Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Gilead Sciences, Inc., Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Therapeutics), Merck and ViiV Health.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance -The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
Rx Hope – RxHope helps people in need to obtain critical medications that they have trouble affording.