Referrals to the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF)
GATCF provides free medicine to eligible patients who are uninsured,
rendered uninsured by payer denial or underinsured. To qualify,
patients must meet financial criteria.
Is My Patient Eligible?
Does your patient have health insurance?
Is your patient’s annual household adjusted gross income (AGI) less than $100,000?
Is your patient’s annual household adjusted gross income (AGI) less than $150,000?
Does your patient spend 5% or more of his or her annual household AGI on the out-of-pocket costs for his or her RITUXAN?
Your Patient Appears to Be Eligible for GATCF
To get started with GATCF, complete and submit the SMN and PAN to RITUXAN Access Solutions. Patients must complete Section 6 of the PAN to apply for GATCF.
Your Patient Does Not Appear to Be Eligible for GATCF, but Other Options May Be Available
Several options are available to help eligible patients with the out-of-pocket costs of RITUXAN.
Call RITUXAN Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 or use our Patient Assistance Tool to find out which option may be right for your patient.
To be eligible for free medicine from GATCF, insured patients
must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including
the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent
co-pay assistance foundations) and meet financial criteria.
Uninsured patients must meet different financial criteria.
Download this flash card to view a summary of GATCF eligibility and enrollment information.
How Do I Get My Patient Started?
To apply for GATCF, submit the completed SMN and PAN to RITUXAN
Access Solutions. Patients must complete Section 6 of the PAN to apply
If needed, additional GATCF-specific forms may also be requested. You can download them by selecting the button below.
Only the information requested on these forms is required. Providing additional documents or information will delay processing.
Once we receive your patient’s information, RITUXAN Access Solutions will contact the patient with further instructions. This may include verifying financial eligibility.
PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request
for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions
and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.
SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.
Important Safety Information & Indication
RITUXAN® (Rituximab) is indicated for the treatment of patients with:
- Relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive, B-cell NHL as a single agent
- Previously untreated follicular, CD20-positive, B-cell NHL in combination with first-line chemotherapy;and, in patients achieving a complete or partial response to RITUXAN in combination with chemotherapy, as single-agent maintenance therapy
- Non-progressing (including stable disease), low-grade, CD20-positive, B-cell NHL, as a single agent, after first-line CVP chemotherapy
- Previously untreated diffuse large B-cell, CD20-positive NHL in combination with CHOP or other anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens
- Previously untreated and previously treated CD20-positive CLL in combination with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC)
RITUXAN is not recommended for use in patients with severe, active infections.
Important Safety Information including BOXED WARNINGS
- Infusion Reactions: RITUXAN administration can result in serious, including fatal infusion reactions. Deaths within 24 hours of RITUXAN infusion have occurred. Approximately 80% of fatal infusion reactions occurred in association with the first infusion. Monitor patients closely. Discontinue RITUXAN infusion for severe reactions and provide medical treatment for Grade 3 or 4 infusion reactions
- Severe Mucocutaneous Reactions: Severe, including fatal, mucocutaneous reactions can occur in patients receiving RITUXAN
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Reactivation: HBV reactivation can occur in patients treated with RITUXAN, in some cases resulting in fulminant hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death. Screen all patients for HBV infection before treatment initiation, and monitor patients during and after treatment with RITUXAN. Discontinue RITUXAN and concomitant medications in the event of HBV reactivation
- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), including fatal PML, can occur in patients receiving RITUXAN
Warnings and Precautions
- Tumor Lysis Syndrome: Acute renal failure, hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, hyperuricemia, or hyperphosphatemia from tumor lysis, some fatal, can occur within 12−24 hours after the first infusion of RITUXAN in patients with NHL
- Infections: Serious, including fatal, bacterial, fungal, and new or reactivated viral infections can occur during and following the completion of RITUXAN-based therapy
- Cardiovascular: Discontinue infusions for serious or lifethreatening cardiac arrhythmias
- Renal: Severe, including fatal, renal toxicity can occur after RITUXAN administration in patients with NHL
- Bowel Obstruction and Perforation: Abdominal pain, bowel obstruction and perforation, in some cases leading to death, can occur in patients receiving RITUXAN in combination with chemotherapy
Additional Important Safety Information
- The most common Grade 3 or 4 adverse reactions in clinical trials of NHL and CLL were infusion reactions, neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and infections. Additionally, lymphopenia and lung disorder were seen in NHL trials; and febrile neutropenia, pancytopenia, hypotension, and hepatitis B were seen in CLL trials
- The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥25%) in clinical trials of NHL and CLL were infusion reactions. Additionally, fever, lymphopenia, chills, infection, and asthenia were seen in NHL trials; and neutropenia was seen in CLL trials
Report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. Report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555
For additional safety information, please see the full prescribing information, including BOXED WARNINGS and Medication Guide at www.rituxan.com.