What Options Are There?

There may be options to help you afford your Genentech medicine, no matter what type of health insurance you have.

Referrals to Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundations

If you need help with your co-pay for your Genentech medicine, Avastin Access Solutions can refer you to an independent co-pay assistance foundation.

An independent co-pay assistance foundation is a charitable organization that gives financial assistance for medicines.

Call Avastin Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 for a referral.

If you would like to contact a foundation directly, you can use the information below:

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Toll Free: 1-866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729)
www.cancercarecopay.org

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
866-512-3861
www.patientadvocate.org

Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF) 
P.O. Box 221858 
Charlotte, NC 28222-1858
Toll Free: 1-866-316-PANF (7263) 
www.panfoundation.org

The HealthWell Foundation
P.O. Box 220410
Chantilly, VA 20153-0410
Toll Free: 1-800-675-8416
www.healthwellfoundation.org

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

No funds are available at this time.

Please call Genentech Access Solutions at (866) 4ACCESS /
(866) 422-2377. We may be able to help.

Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We cannot guarantee a foundation will help you. We only can refer you to a foundation that supports your disease state. This information is provided as a resource for you. We do not endorse or show financial preference for any particular foundation. The foundations in this list are not the only ones that might be able to help you.

Referrals to the Genentech® Access to Care Foundation

The Genentech Access to Care Foundation, or GATCF, can help you receive your Genentech medicine free of charge, if you qualify.

GATCF helps people who are:

  • Uninsured—People who do not have insurance
  • Rendered uninsured—People whose health insurance does not cover their Genentech medicine
  • Underinsured—People who have health insurance (including commercial or government insurance plans), but pay more than a certain amount for their medicines each year

Other eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. You might qualify if you meet the requirements below.

  • Do you have health insurance?

  • Is your yearly household income less than $100,000?

  • Is your yearly household income less than $150,000?

  • Do you spend 5% or more of your yearly household income on the out-of-pocket costs for your Genentech medicine?

You Might Qualify for Free Medicine From GATCF

To apply for GATCF, you’ll need to complete the PAN form and your doctor’s office will need to complete the SMN form.

Be sure to fill out Sections 5 and 6 on the PAN form.

Download the SMN and PAN

Other Options May Be Available

You do not appear to qualify for free medicine from GATCF. However, other patient assistance options may be available to help you.

Find Out Which Option May Be Right for You

You can also call Avastin Access Solutions at (888) 249-4918 and speak with one of our Specialists.

You’ll have to fill out Sections 5 and 6 of the PAN form to apply for GATCF.

If you have health insurance, you must have already tried other types of patient assistance to qualify for free Genentech medicine from GATCF. This includes the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations. You must also meet financial criteria. If you do not have insurance, you must meet different financial criteria.

Referrals to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card 

Avastin Access Solutions can refer you to the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card. It can help you with the out-of-pocket costs of your Genentech medicine, if you’re eligible.

The Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card helps patients with commercial health insurance. This might be a plan you get through your employer or one you purchased through a Health Insurance Marketplace like HealthCare.gov. To qualify, you must also meet other criteria

In order to be eligible for the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card, the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit CopayAssistanceNow.com for the full list of terms and conditions.

How to Work With Avastin Access Solutions

Step 1

Enroll in Avastin Access Solutions.

How do I enroll?

Step 2

We work with you, your doctor’s office, your health insurance plan and your specialty pharmacy. We might contact you for more information.

What will we find out?

Step 3

We refer you to patient assistance options.

What options are there?

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

What it Treats

Avastin is approved for:

  • Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) for first- or second-line treatment in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil–based chemotherapy. It is also approved to treat mCRC for second-line treatment, when used with fluoropyrimidine-based (combined with irinotecan or oxaliplatin) chemotherapy, after cancer progresses following a first-line treatment that includes Avastin
    • Avastin is not approved for use after the primary treatment of colon cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body 
  • Advanced nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, in people who have not received chemotherapy for their advanced disease
  • Metastatic kidney cancer (mRCC) when used with interferon alfa
  • Glioblastoma (GBM) in adult patients whose cancer has progressed after prior treatment (recurrent or rGBM) 
  • Advanced cervical cancer (CC) in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan, is approved to treat persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cancer of the cervix
  • Ovarian cancer (OC). Avastin, in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, followed by Avastin alone, is used for the treatment of patients with advanced (Stage III or IV) epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer following initial surgery.

Avastin in combination with paclitaxel, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin or topotecan, is approved to treat platinum-resistant recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (prOC) in women who received no more than two prior chemotherapy treatments.

Avastin, either in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel or with carboplatin and gemcitabine, followed by Avastin alone, is approved for the treatment of patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer (psOC)

BOXED WARNINGS and Additional Important Safety Information

Possible serious side effects

Everyone reacts differently to Avastin therapy. So, it’s important to know what the side effects are. Although some people may have a life-threatening side effect, most do not. Your doctor will stop treatment if any serious side effects occur. Be sure to contact your health care team if there are any signs of these side effects.

Most serious side effects (not common, but sometimes fatal):

  • GI perforation. A hole that develops in your stomach or intestine. Symptoms include pain in your abdomen, nausea, vomiting, constipation, or fever
  • Wounds that don’t heal. A cut made during surgery can be slow to heal or may not fully heal. Avastin should not be used for at least 28 days before or after surgery and until surgical wounds are fully healed
  • Serious bleeding. This includes vomiting or coughing up blood; bleeding in the stomach, brain, or spinal cord; nosebleeds; and vaginal bleeding. If you recently coughed up blood or had serious bleeding, be sure to tell your doctor

Other possible serious side effects

  • Abnormal passage in the body. This type of passage—known as a fistula—is an irregular connection from one part of the body to another and can sometimes be fatal
  • Severe high blood pressure. Blood pressure that severely spikes or shows signs of affecting the brain. Blood pressure should be monitored every 2 to 3 weeks while on Avastin and after stopping treatment
  • Kidney problems. These may be caused by too much protein in the urine and can sometimes be fatal
  • Infusion reactions. These were uncommon with the first dose (less than 3% of patients). 0.2% of patients had severe reactions. Infusion reactions include high blood pressure or severe high blood pressure that may lead to stroke, trouble breathing, decreased oxygen in red blood cells, a serious allergic reaction, chest pain, headache, tremors, and excessive sweating. Your doctor or nurse will monitor you for signs of infusion reactions
  • Severe stroke or heart problems. These may include blood clots, mini-stroke, heart attack, chest pain, and your heart may become too weak to pump blood to other parts of your body (congestive heart failure). These can sometimes be fatal
  • Nervous system and vision problems. Signs include headache, seizure, high blood pressure, sluggishness, confusion, and blindness

Side effects seen most often

In clinical studies across different types of cancer, some patients experienced the following side effects:

  • High blood pressure
  • Too much protein in the urine
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Taste change
  • Dry skin
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Inflammation of the nose
  • Watery eyes

Avastin is not for everyone

Talk to your doctor if you are:

  • Undergoing surgery. Avastin should not be used for 28 days before or after surgery and until surgical wounds are fully healed
  • Pregnant or think you are pregnant. Data have shown that Avastin may harm your unborn baby. Use birth control while on Avastin. If you stop Avastin, you should keep using birth control for 6 months before trying to become pregnant
  • Planning to become pregnant. Taking Avastin could cause a woman’s ovaries to stop working and may impair her ability to have children 
  • Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding while on Avastin may harm your baby and is therefore not recommended during and for 6 months after taking Avastin

If you have any questions about your condition or treatment, talk to your doctor.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.

Please see full Product Information, including Serious Side Effects, for additional important safety information.