PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Good Days, a national non-profit providing financial assistance to
patients with chronic disease, cancer, and other life-altering illness,
announced its partnership with Help-4-Hep, a non-profit providing
peer-to-peer counseling to patients affected with hepatitis C, in the
effort to offer a complete approach to serving patients.
Hepatitis C is a silent and potentially deadly chronic liver disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*,
baby boomers represent 75 percent of the estimated 3.2 million people
with hepatitis C in the US. Working together, Good Days and Help-4-Hep
will ensure that people living with hepatitis C have access to both
financial and patient support resources, providing them with holistic
support to best manage their disease.
“Good Days works to reduce the financial barriers that come with the
critical treatments needed to battle diseases like hepatitis C,” said
Executive Director, Clorinda Walley. “Working closely with Help-4-Hep
will enable us to connect people with hepatitis C to the resources that
address their needs beyond financial support.”
Combining Help-4-Hep’s support services with Good Days’ financial
assistance program will allow people living with hepatitis C to access
the treatment and services they need to improve their quality of life.
“Many people diagnosed with hepatitis C don’t know where to turn. It can
be a terribly confusing time. We provide those patients with the latest
information about treatment and financial assistance programs to help
them gain access to the best medical care available,” said Dennis Simon,
Managing Partner of Help-4-Hep. “We are pleased to be able to help
patients find financial assistance through Good Days so they have access
to the treatments that can literally save their lives.”
Patients who qualify for Good Days’ hepatitis C assistance program are
eligible to receive up to $30,000 per year in financial assistance.
Eligible patients must reside and receive treatment in the United
States, must have health insurance, and the medication for which they
seek assistance must be covered by their insurance and treat the disease
directly. In addition, patients must fall at or below 500 percent of the
Federal Poverty Level.
Patients, or advocates and caregivers applying on the patients’ behalf,
can apply for assistance via Good Days’ online patient portal at
GoodDaysfromCDF.org, or by calling 1-877-968-7233, Monday – Friday, 8am
to 5pm Central Time. For more information about Good Days and its
disease-specific programs, visit GoodDaysfromCDF.org.
To learn more about other patient resources and holistic support to
manage hepatitis C call a Help-4-Help counselor at 877-435-7443 Monday –
Friday 9 am to 9 pm Eastern Time. Help-4-Hep counselors can provide
information and transfer the call to Good Days if financial assistance
is needed. For more information about Help-4-Hep, visit Help4Hep.org/.
About Good Days:
Good Days is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization which
exists to improve the health and quality of life of patients with
chronic disease, cancer, or other life-altering conditions. At Good
Days, our mission is to ensure no one has to choose between getting the
medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday living.
Help-4-Hep is a nationwide 501(c)3, peer-to-peer helpline where
counselors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C
head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone
who’s had hepatitis C
touch their own life. And they talk about the specifics of each caller’s
particular situation. The phone call, support and information are all
provided free of charge.