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Paying for Humira/Remicade

My doctor is recommending I start on a biologic, her suggestions are Humira or Remicade, but when I looked into those drugs the prices are through the roof. Anyone here paying for them? If so, how do y'all pay for them? Are Manufacture copay cards any good?

  1. Thanks for your question, . The cost of treatment can be such a burden. I hope our community members will weigh in with their advice, but here are some resources that might also be helpful:

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/patient-assistance
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/what-to-do-when-you-cant-afford-your-meds

    And while not every nonprofit provides financial assistance, they can often refer you to programs. Your local Crohn's and Colitis Foundation chapter might be able to point you in the direction of a resource: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/local-resources

    Sending support,
    Colleen (team member)



    1. Thank you!

  2. It is definitely very discouraging how expensive the meds are. Thankfully, as for my personal experience, I always applied for the manufacturers financial aid programs and was always admitted. The cost was always fully covered. So definitely apply right away once you get prescribed. -Elizabeth (team member)

    1. I’ve 100% been there! When I was told my insurance would only cover 60% I thought “ok, that shouldn’t be too bad” WRONG! Here is what I was recommended to do & it worked for me, hopefully it will you to:
      1. The drug manufacturer often offers pricing for those who need help paying for the drugs. If you’ve ever heard commercials say “you could pay as little as $5” that’s actually true. See if you qualify & they may have a grant that you will get.
      2. If the payout after insurance & drug assistance is still too high, contact Financial Assistance at the hospital & just apply for help. All they can say is NO, so you have nothing to loose.


      For me I got both hospital assistance & grant money from Entyvio, still left me with a $700 bill for 3 infusions & we received a COVID stimulus check for $600 that month.


      Hope you get the help you need & start feeling better soon.

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