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Growth Hormone Deficiency

Program Status

 
Open – We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$ 5,000 per year

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Information About the Disease

Growth Hormone deficiency (GH) is a disorder that involves the pituitary gland, which produces growth hormone and other hormones.  When the pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormone, growth will be slower than normal. Growth hormone is needed for normal growth in children. In adults, growth hormone is needed to maintain the proper amounts of body fat, muscle and bone. In adults, low or absent growth hormone can also cause emotional symptoms, such as tiredness and lack of motivation. Cholesterol may also be affected. Adults with growth hormone deficiency usually have a history of pituitary tumors that may have been treated with surgery or radiation.  GH deficiency can occur at any age.

For more information visit the Human Growth Foundation website or call 1-800-451-6434.