The Medical Assistance Program was developed to help those individuals and families affected by epilepsy or seizure disorder. Our program consists of three distinct services aimed at assisting individuals and families obtain financial assistance, medication, and/or medical appliances.
The first service aids individuals in their application process for federal and local Government assistance programs such as Social Security Disability, Medicare, and Medicaid. In addition, we also provide information detailing where individuals may go to seek funding and discounts on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) through patient assistance programs offered through a number of pharmaceutical drug companies. Ultimately, our ideal is to provide individuals with the tools necessary to ease the financial burden associated with obtaining AEDs.
The second service we provide is financial assistance for medical appliances. Those appliances currently eligible for monetary benefits are helmets, cooling vests, and anti-suffocation pillows.
The third service we provide is financial assistance for the actual costs of AEDs. Those who are unable to afford the monthly costs of AEDs, even if currently on government assistance, are eligible for this financial assistance. There is a financial coverage cap of $250.00 total per household/per fiscal year. This yearly monetary benefit may be used towards appliances and/or anti-epileptic treatments only. Monies are paid directly to the Department of Health, medical supply company, or pharmacy after the prescriptions are filled.
No cash will be directly given to the participant. Applications for the Medical Assistance Program are found on our website www.epilepsyut.org or you can request one be sent to you by mail. The completed application should be returned to our office at 8539 S. Redwood Rd. #B West Jordan, UT 84088. Epilepsy Association Membership in good standing is required to participate in this program.
NOTE: Depending upon when your request is received, it can take up to 8 weeks for the EAU to ascertain your eligibility for the program.
For more information on eligibility and the application process required for obtaining federal and local government assistance, see the links below.
For more information on eligibility and the application process required for obtaining funding and discounts on some common AEDs through drug companies, see the links below.
Banzel (rifunamide) RX Hope Patient Assistance Program
Keppra (levetiracetam) RX Hope Patient Assistance Program
Lamictal (lamotrigine) GSK Patient Assistance Program
Lyrica (pregabalin) Pfizer Patient Assistance Program
Neurontin (gabapentin) Pfizer Patient Assistance Program
Onfi (clobazam) Lundbeck Patient Assistance Program
Sabril (vigabatrin) Lundbeck Patient Assistance Program
Topamax (topiramate) Acccess2Wellness Patient Assistance Program
Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) Novartis Patient Assistance Program
Vimpat (lacosamide) Vimpat Patient Assistance Program
Zonegran (zonisamide) RX Hope Patient Assistance Program
For help finding other assistance programs, please submit your questions to MAP@EpilepsyUT.org