Delivering Hope to Millions of Patients in Need

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are on a mission to improve patient health, advance medical innovation, and fuel economic growth. The medicines they create provide hope that a cure can be found, treatment will be effective, and patients’ lives can be lived to their fullest. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is one way to help connect qualifying patients with the assistance program that’s right for them.

PPA Informational Materials

PPA Brochure

PPA At A Glance


PPA Overview

PPA History

PPA Infographics

How Does PPA Work?

How Do PAPs Work?

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance® (PPA):

  • Helps uninsured and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free
  • Is free, confidential, and it is easy for patients to find programs for which they may eligible to apply
  • Offers a single point of access to information on more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including nearly 200 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies
  • Helps patients contact government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare
  • Includes more than 40 assistance programs that focus on the health care needs of children
  • Provides information on nearly 10,000 free health care clinics
  • Has connected more than 300,000 patients with clinics and health care providers in their communities

Helping Millions of Patients

  • Since its launch in April 2005, the PPA has connected nearly 9.5 million people to patient assistance programs that may meet their needs
  • The patients helped through the PPA join the millions of other patients who have contacted individual biopharmaceutical company programs directly over the years

Who Is The PPA?

  • The PPA is sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research companies, and we have a full list of PhRMA member company programs available for download
  • These biopharmaceutical research companies are working with doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to educate patients about the PPA
  • More than 1,300 leading national, state and local organizations have joined forces with the PPA
  • The groups behind the PPA include the largest and most influential in health care, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Cancer Society, American College of Emergency Physicians, Easter Seals, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, United Way and the Urban League

Online Services

  • A user-friendly website ( enables patients to find programs for which they may be eligible to apply
  • Patients can download or email and print out patient assistance program applications immediately
  • For more facts about PPA, please download our factsheet

There is Only One PPA

Other companies may offer to connect consumers to these same assistance programs for a fee — some of which use our name without our permission. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you, free of charge. We will never ask for payment information.

Have recent natural disasters affected your ability to get access to your prescription medicines? Download the natural disaster worksheet.