Hepatitis C requires many weeks of treatment that includes a variety of medicine combinations, depending on the individual patient. These medicines are expensive, as of 2014, ranging from $66,000 to $84,000 for approximately a three-month course, according to WebMD.
There are several things patients can do to reduce the cost of hepatitis C treatment, advises Everyday Health. Patients with health insurance should carefully study the terms of their insurance and appeal any denial of coverage. They should also talk with their doctor about treatment programs that can help to defray some of the cost of treatment. Patients can also contact the drug manufactures directly, as many have assistance programs that provide medication at a reduced cost. The Patient Access Network Foundation provides assistance to individuals with no or inadequate insurance, as well.