Patient Assistance Programs

Breathe PA offers income-based patient assistance programs for individuals diagnosed with a lung disease. With a qualifying diagnosis, income-eligible patients can receive financial support for respiratory medications, pulmonary rehabilitation, nebulizers, air conditioners, spacer and peak flow meters, or CPAP supplies.

  • PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION Click to download Breathe PA’s Patient Assistance Program Application.
  • MEDICATION – Will pay (to our pharmacy only) up to $300.00 per respiratory patient per month for four months for respiratory medications only. Approval is based on qualifying diagnosis, income and must reside within our service area.
  • AIR CONDITIONERS – A single-room window air conditioner is provided only through referral from the physician’s office or pulmonary rehab facility.
  • NEBULIZERS – Will be provided with a prescription from a physician and proper instruction from Breathe PA educators.
  • SLEEP APNEA SUPPLIES – Can provide up to $350 in CPAP replacement supplies to compliant patients.

Melissa, Social Worker at Lifeline Therapy

My name is Melissa and I am the social worker for Lifeline Therapy which provides pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic diseases. I have worked with Breathe PA for 4 years and have found them to be invaluable in helping patients pay for their pulmonary rehab maintenance program, medication assistance, and air conditioners. I have found Breathe PA to be a tremendous resource and quite frankly invaluable to our patient’s quality of life.

Henry, Program Participant who Received Education and Equipment

I attended an education session and received a portable nebulizer from Breathe PA while I was doing pulmonary rehab. Before that, I was stuck at home taking treatments all day just to be able to breathe. The education taught me how and when to take my breathing medications and that I was taking my rescue meds too frequently. Now using the spacer makes me feel like I’m getting more of the breathing medications that I take every day. All of this knowledge and the fact that I feel so much better has freed up a lot of time for me to do things I’d like to do. Add to that the portable nebulizer I received and now I’m able to visit friends and relatives and get out of the house for longer periods of time, even days, without worrying about how and when I’ll be able to take a treatment if I need one. I use oxygen as well so it’s great not having to carry so much stuff. These few small things and the time spent educating me has literally changed my life. I can’t thank you enough, Breathe PA. I don’t know where I’d be without you guys.

Judy, Program Participant who Received Assistance Paying for Medication

I would often skip my medications or take them every other day to stretch the medications out because I could not afford the medications. I would try and get samples but when the Doctor’s office would run out I didn’t know what to do and would go without my medications. Breathe PA was able to help me with two months of medications and it literally saved my life. I am forever grateful that they were there for me.

Frank, Program Participant who Received a Window Air-Conditioner

My apartment was so hot that I felt like I was going to suffocate and that I could not breathe. Breathe PA provided an air conditioner and actually shipped it to my apartment. The air conditioner enabled me to survive the  summer months  and let me breathe without suffering.”

Susan, Program Participant who Received Assistance Paying for Pulmonary Rehab

I loved the Pulmonary Rehab program but when it ended I had no where to go and exercise because I could not afford it. I had made so much progress and was devastated at the thought of declining. Breathe PA paid for three months of maintenance to help me continue to exercise and this was a lifesaver. My Doctor was thrilled and loved the gains that I had made.

Patient Assistance Information

For more information about the Patient Assistance program, contact:

info@breathepa.org
Phone: (724) 772-1750
Fax: (724) 772-1180