The HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, offers a fund to assist people living with hepatitis C. Through the fund HealthWell will provide copayment assistance for HCV treatment, up to $30,000, to eligible patients who are insured and have annual household incomes up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level.
“The new generation of hepatitis C treatments has brought excitement to patients who have been hoping for a breakthrough,” said Krista Zodet, HealthWell Foundation President. “Through the generosity of our donors, our Hepatitis C Fund is able to help more people receive these treatments while minimizing worry over financial stress.”
HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual’s medical, financial and insurance situation. To qualify for HealthWell’s assistance, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Patient being treated for Hepatitis C
  • Patient has insurance and it covers the medication
  • Patient’s income falls within HealthWell’s guidelines.
  • Patient is receiving treatment in the United States.
To determine eligibility and apply for assistance through HealthWell’s Hepatitis Fund, visit the Hepatitis C Fund information page at To learn more about the HealthWell Foundation, visit the Foundation’s web site at
This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C, December 9, 2015. It is reprinted with permission.