Co-pay assistance programs help those in need with their prescription drug co-payments if the prescription relates to a particular disease. Many also offer assistance in covering doctor co-pays as well.
All insurance companies require a co-payment for prescription drugs or doctor's visits. Many organizations now help those who are financially challenged pay these co-payments. Companies now have counselors available to treat each patient on a case-by case basis, and those who qualify may have their co-pays paid directly to the doctor or pharmacy, or may have their payments reimbursed.
Eligibility requirements vary depending on the disease and the patient's insurance coverage.