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Hepatitis C Treatment: Advocating for Yourself

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Diane

Lee, the $5 co-pay coupon from Gilead only works in conjunction with your insurance coverage, and is meant for those who can't afford to pay the designated insurance co-pay amount. If you can't get your insurance to cover the medication at all, through the pre-approval process, you then might want to appeal to Gilead through their Support Path Program.

September 27, 2015

james jefferies

Yeah ive been excessively sweating docs did a few blood tests pusged me back....my dad died yesterday. And i wasnt up to challenging michagans weather ....due to fatigue and sweating... Zero below negative 10 did not make me want to push the bucketlist...adue to travelling from ny but so far the have found no cirrosis but have enlarged liver no genotype yet they want me to fast for a day to draw more blood.and test more my next appt is in mar which the wat i feel.i cant understand thier logic...they lied to saying i missed apptmnts thats why their taking thier time im confused

February 11, 2015

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

Depends on your insurance plan, but some plans allow any licensed doc to write the Rx. Best to use someone knowledgeable, and these guidelines give great info: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/full-report-view

January 17, 2015

lee

Does a gastro guy have to write script? My brother is a DOC>

January 17, 2015

lee

Waiting to see my biopsy do not want to wait 6 mtgs I have already been waiting 4 just to get this part done.Really looking into bypassing insurance.Got card from Gilead.Any advice?

January 17, 2015

Marlene Waters

Just got great news. Harvoni is being mailed to my house as we speak. I guess my persistence has had positive results. I went through the Support Path Program and it has had very positive results. Thanks Gilead.

December 16, 2014

Lucinda K. Porter, RN

That is a good one for the Hep Forum http://forums.hepmag.com/. You may also try to ask if your doc will prescribe anyway, and then assuming you are denied insurance coverage, try your luck with Support Path.Or get a second opinion. The HCV Guidelines will be updated soon - you might check to see what they say: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/

December 16, 2014

Jeff

My gastroentologist says that my HCV is not bad enough yet for treatment. My biopsy was 1 and 1 a year ago and my blood work is good. How long should I wait before becoming concerned and pushy?

December 15, 2014

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