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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 or chronic illness. Depending on their illness, insured patients can receive between $500 and $10,000 a year in copayment assistance that can often mean the difference between life and death.

  • We’ve helped 180,000 patients with over $300 million in copayment 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.

  • For our patients and the other 25-29 million Americans who are underinsured, coming up with required out-of-pocket costs can be daunting. PAN lets patients focus on their health, not on their pocketbooks.

  • PAN is an independent public charity established in 2004. Through a simple application process, PAN provides copayment assistance to patients who have insurance, but lack the means to pay for out-of-pocket costs for their medications or infusions.

  • 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 more than 50 specific diseases. (click here to see the list of diseases)

  • PAN is supported by a wide range of donors, including pharmaceutical companies, medically related organizations, individuals and foundations.

  • Headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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)

  • A 2012 PAN survey found that 99 percent of those receiving PAN assistance were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with PAN’s help. (click here to see the survey results)