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Medication Assistance Program

Patients with cancer face many challenges: physical, emotional and financial. The Yale New Haven Health Medication Assistance Program (MAP) was launched in 2010 to help patients with high out-of-pocket costs afford their chemotherapy and cancer care medications.

MAP coordinators collaborate across the Yale New Haven Health System to enroll patients in manufacturer and foundation funded medication assistance programs. This allows our patients to focus on their physical and mental health, rather than the burden of their medical expenses. This program directly supports Yale New Haven Health’s vision of “enhancing the lives of those we serve by providing access to integrated, high-value, patient-centered care in collaboration with others who share our values.”

Medication Assistance Program FAQ

How do I enroll?

Contact the Medication Assistance Program Coordinator in your area for the most up-to-date program requirements and availability.

Injectables and Infusions:

How long am I approved for?

Enrollment duration is typically 12 months from the date of approval or through the end of the current calendar year.

I already started treatment, can I still get help?

Some programs require enrollment prior to the start of treatment, while others have a look-back period up to 180 days.

Is there an income limit?

Income requirements vary per program. Some are based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) while others have no income limit.

Is United States citizenship required?

Many programs only require U.S. residency to qualify.

What medications are covered?

Hundreds of medications are covered through medication assistance programs. Availability and eligibility requirements can change at the discretion of the manufacturer or foundation.

Who qualifies for assistance?

Uninsured or under-insured patients who cannot afford their medication. Eligibility criteria varies per program. 

If you have additional questions about the Medication Assistance Program, email [email protected]