We encourage you to explore our alliance partners and other support resources, in addition to PAN. Anyone can seek support from our alliance partners and other organizations, regardless of your grant status.
The PAN Foundation developed FundFinder, a completely free web application that lets you track open disease funds across nine charitable organizations. FundFinder is a website available on any web browser on your phone or computer.
When you sign up for a FundFinder account, you can browse a list of over 200 financial assistance programs, including the PAN Foundation. Follow any fund you want to get notified by text message or email alerts as soon as your fund opens.
Please note that all patient assistance is awarded first-come, first-served, and subject to each organization’s criteria—FundFinder is not a guarantee of assistance.
PAN has two directories to help you access medical transportation services. These are reference guides only; PAN does not administer or manage the services listed.
Transportation financial resources directory
Search a list of programs that offer financial resources to help get you with the costs of transportation to medical appointments.
Non-emergency medical transportation directory
Search a list of services and programs that offer ground transportation—such as shuttles or ride shares—to get to your medical appointments.
When you are struggling with serious illness, the research to find extra support can be taxing on your health. PAN partners with other leading, national non-profit organizations, called alliance partners, who provide education and support for specific disease states—both to our patients and to anyone who reaches out to PAN for help, regardless of grant status.
How it works
You can connect with our alliance partners two different ways:
- Sign up for more information when you apply. During the pre-screen or application process, if your fund has an alliance partner, you can sign up to be contacted directly by our partner by phone or email.
- Review our list of alliance partners. You can review our full list of partners or go to your specific disease fund in the disease fund directory and scroll down to the bottom and see if PAN has any alliance partners dedicated to your disease state. If we do, you can click on the link to take you to the organization’s website to access additional support services.
Extra Help program
PAN provides information about how you can take advantage of the Social Security Administration’s Extra Help program, also known as the Low-Income Subsidy. The Extra Help program helps people on Medicare drug plans pay for the monthly health insurance premiums, annual deductibles, and co-pays related to their prescription medications.
You do not need to be a PAN patient to apply for Extra Help. The program is not related to our grant programs.
We provide a guide to Extra Help, how to know if you qualify, how to apply, and what to expect after you apply. Use our tool to check your eligibility for Extra Help, and then use our handy application checklist to get organized before you apply.
Learn about Medicare reforms
Six key Medicare reforms passed in 2022 as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. They will take effect in the coming months and years, beginning in 2023. PAN created this educational hub that clearly explains the reforms, when they take effect, and what people with Medicare insurance will need to know. We also answered common questions from our grant recipients and healthcare professionals.
Clinical trials are research studies in which people volunteer to help answer health questions. You can ask your healthcare provider whether joining a clinical trial is a good option for you, based on your current treatment. Explore our links to clinical trial directories offered by government and nonprofit organizations.
Tips to reduce medication costs
Even if you have health insurance, you may find that the prescription drugs you need the most are out of reach due to high out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles, co-pays, or coinsurance that are not reimbursed by insurance. From asking your pharmacy for generic drugs, to reviewing your current health insurance plan, PAN provides this list of six tips to reduce your out-of-pocket medication costs.