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Frequently Asked Questions

About OCREVUS Access Solutions

OCREVUS Access Solutions is a resource for people who take a Genentech medicine. We connect you to the medicine you need.

My Patient Navigator

When you enroll in OCREVUS Access Solutions, you will be teamed up with your own personal Patient Navigator.

This person is your point of contact during your treatment with OCREVUS.

Your Patient Navigator will work with your health care team during your treatment with OCREVUS to make sure you have the support you need. 

I Am Concerned About Paying for OCREVUS

There may be options to help you get the Genentech medicine your doctor has prescribed. Your OCREVUS Patient Navigator can refer you to patient assistance options.

We have changed the name of GATCF to the Genentech Patient Foundation. We made this change to show our commitment to helping patients and to make it easier to remember.

Getting My Medicine

You might not be able to get your Genentech medicine right away. First, your doctor’s office or specialty pharmacy will have to check to make sure your health insurance plan covers your medicine. This is called a “benefits investigation.” They also might have to send some more information before your plan covers your medicine. This is called a “prior authorization.”

Your Patient Navigator will take the time to explain the results of the benefits investigation to you.

Enrolling in OCREVUS Access Solutions

  1. You fill out Section 1 of the OCREVUS Start Form.
  2. Your doctor fills out the rest of the form.
  3. Your doctor sends the form to OCREVUS Access Solutions.

By signing Section 1, you allow OCREVUS Access Solutions to talk about your health information with your doctor and health insurance plan.

You can also submit your section of the form online.

By signing Section 1 of the OCREVUS Start Form, you allow OCREVUS Access Solutions to talk about your health information with your doctor and health insurance plan.

We can't work with you until we get this permission.

You do not need to do anything else, but your doctor does. He or she needs to fill out the rest of the OCREVUS Start Form. The other sections of this form tell us your doctor wants to treat you with OCREVUS. Make sure your doctor has sent us the completed OCREVUS Start Form so you get help from us.

My Health Plan Denied Coverage for OCREVUS

If your health insurance plan will not cover your Genentech medicine, you and your doctor's office can file an appeal. Contact your doctor to ask if you should file an appeal.

We have resources to help you and your doctor file an appeal.

We have resources to help you and your doctor file an appeal. You or your doctor’s office has to file the appeal directly with your health insurance plan.

This depends on your health insurance plan. You should ask your plan directly about its process. Sometimes the appeals process is quick. However, it can take several months if you have to appeal several times.

My Insurance Might Change

If your insurance changes while you’re taking your Genentech medicine, call us. Your Patient Navigator can walk you through your new coverage.

The Genentech Patient Foundation gives free Genentech medicine to people who don't have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns and to people who meet certain income criteria.

It is your and your doctor's responsibility to complete and submit all required paperwork to your health insurance plan. Genentech cannot guarantee your plan will cover any treatments.

Important Safety Information & Indication

What it Treats

What is OCREVUS?

OCREVUS is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

It is not known if OCREVUS is safe or effective in children.

Who should not receive OCREVUS?

Do not receive OCREVUS if you have an active hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

Do not receive OCREVUS if you have had a life threatening allergic reaction to OCREVUS. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to OCREVUS or any of its ingredients in the past.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about OCREVUS?

OCREVUS can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Infusion reactions: OCREVUS can cause infusion reactions that can be serious and require you to be hospitalized. You will be monitored during your infusion and for at least 1 hour after each infusion of OCREVUS for signs and symptoms of an infusion reaction. 
  • Infection: OCREVUS increases your risk of getting upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, skin infections, and herpes infections. If you have an active infection, your healthcare provider should delay your treatment with OCREVUS until your infection is gone.

What are the possible side effects of OCREVUS?

OCREVUS may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Risk of cancers (malignancies) including breast cancer. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about standard screening guidelines for breast cancer.

Most common side effects include infusion reactions and infections.

These are not all the possible side effects of OCREVUS.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, go to or call 1-844-627-3887

For additional safety information, please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.