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PAN Facts & Stats

What You Need to Know About PAN

  • Every day Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation helps thousands of patients who have insurance but lack the means to pay for out-of-pocket costs of medications for cancer, chronic illness or rare diseases. Depending on their illness, insured patients can receive between $750 and $25,000 a year in co-payment assistance that can often mean the difference between life and death.

  • We’ve helped more than 500,000 underinsured patients with over $1 billion dollars in co-payment assistance since 2004. Patients trust us to provide personal and compassionate assistance that eases their financial and emotional burdens. With our help, they no longer have to choose between their medications and keeping a roof over their head.

  • We have an administrative fee of 5%. This means $0.95 of every dollar will go to helping our patients. For the last six years, less than one penny of each dollar contributed to PAN has been spent on fundraising.
  • Patients and advocates can apply to PAN by phone at (866-316-7263) or through the PAN Web site ( (Click here to start the application online)

  • PAN’s professional, compassionate case managers help patients throughout the United States and U.S. territories receive needed treatments for nearly 60 disease-specific programs. (click here to see the list of diseases)

  • The majority of PAN’s funding comes from pharmaceutical companies. In addition, we receive small donations from health care organizations, foundations and individuals.

  • PAN is headquartered in Washington, DC, with a call center in Charlotte, NC.

  • PAN is governed by an eleven-member board of directors who are nationally recognized experts in medicine, public health, pharmaceuticals, health care administration, finances and nonprofit management. (click here to see our board members)