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 $500 and $15,000 a year in co-payment assistance that can often mean the difference between life and death.
We’ve helped close to 380,000 underinsured patients with over $850 million 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 (www.PANfoundation.org). (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)
PAN is supported by a wide range of donors, including pharmaceutical companies, medically related organizations, individuals and foundations.
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)
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)