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MGFA partners with The Patient Helpline to provide MG patient support and navigation services.
The Patient Helpline is a patient support and navigator program that provides online, email, and phone support to help connect patients to the services they need.
The Patient Helpline is here to help patients, caregivers, and allies find solutions when they are not sure how to find them on their own. The services may be out there; their Navigators can help people find them.
The Patient Helpline can…
- Find an organization that specializes in addressing your specific concern at the federal, state, or local level.
- Give you websites and phone numbers to problem-solving agencies.
- Share the solutions that have already been proven to help others.
- Listen with care and compassion to your need.
The Patient Helpline is a program of Patients Rising. Formed in 2015 as a 501(c)3, Patients Rising has developed a significant following of over 110,000 patients and caregivers and has guided more than 25,000 of them on their journeys to advocate for themselves and their loved ones to get the care and treatments they need to live a fulfilling life.
Stuck? Call 800-685-2654 or email HELP@patientsrising.org
Visit THE PATIENT HELPLINE
Hot Medical Treatment Coverage News
The Assistance Fund: Helps with Medical Out-of-Pocket Costs for MG Patients
Millions of people don’t have access to the medicines they need because they can’t afford them. The Assistance Fund believes nothing should stand between you and your treatment.
If you are eligible for support, we provide financial assistance to cover costs not paid by insurance. The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses.
We have added patients diagnosed with myasthenia gravis to our program, and you can apply. We will work with eligible patients to help cover FDA-approved medications that treat myasthenia.
LEARN MORE by visiting The Assistance Fund website or call (855) 845-7608
Eligible patients will be a:
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Diagnosed with MG.
- Prescribed an FDA-approved treatment for the disease.
- Have prescription coverage for the prescribed treatment.
- Meet financial eligibility criteria based upon household income and size.
Since our founding in 2009, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 160,000 children and adults access the treatment they need to stay healthy or manage a life-threatening, chronic, or rare disease.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO APPLY
Hot News: Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
“Families in every corner of the country have been struggling to get online throughout this pandemic. For those families, we now say ‘help is around the corner.’ In less than two weeks, we will have a new way for disconnected Americans to access the internet to carry out their day-to-day life, so they can reach the virtual classroom, take advantage of telehealth, and seek new employment opportunities.”
Beginning on May 12 households can apply in three ways:
- Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Materials that partners can use to help promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit to the communities they serve will be available soon on www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit.
List of Resources and Assistance Programs for Myasthenia Patients
*MGFA has not directly contributed to materials from the following organizations or products, and we do not have direct agreements or partnerships with these organizations, but MGFA is committed to offering these additional resources for those with myasthenia gravis
Medical Equipment, Assistive Technology & Alert Devices
Medical & Prescription Assistance
Medical Travel Assistance
Mental Health Assistance
Parents of Children with MG
Prescription Discount Cards
Protecting Your Information & Privacy
Public Benefits Information & Online Screening
Social Services Near You