Financial Assistance Options

No matter what type of health insurance you have, and even if you have none at all, there may be some potential options available to help you afford your medicine.


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Use our financial assistance tool to see which programs may be right for you. If you would rather talk through some potential options, call us at 888-249-4918 (6AM-5PM PST, Monday through Friday).


If you have insurance coverage and need help affording RITUXAN, these programs may help:

Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program

Co-pay Card Assistance

With the Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program, eligible patients with commercial insurance could pay as little as $5 per treatment for RITUXAN. Co-pay assistance of up to $25,000 is provided per calendar year.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have been prescribed RITUXAN for an FDA-approved indication
  • Reside in the United States or U.S. Territories
  • Are 18 years of age or older or have a Legally Authorized Person over the age of 18 to manage the program
  • Have commercial (private or non-governmental) insurance. This includes plans available through state and federal health insurance exchanges
  • Are not receiving assistance through the Genentech Patient Foundation or any other charitable organization for the same expenses covered by the program
  • Are not a government beneficiary and/or participant in a federal or state-funded health insurance program (e.g. Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, VA, DoD, TRICARE)

This Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program is valid ONLY for patients with commercial insurance who have a valid prescription for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indication of a Genentech medication. Patients using Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state government program to pay for their medications are not eligible.

Under the program, the patient will pay a co-pay. After reaching the maximum program benefit, the patient will be responsible for all remaining out-of-pocket expenses. The amount of the program benefit cannot exceed the patients’ out-of-pocket expenses for the cost associated with RITUXAN® (rituximab).

All participants are responsible for reporting the receipt of all program benefits as required by any insurer or by law. No party may seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received through this Program. The program is only valid in the United States and U.S. Territories. This program is void where prohibited by law and shall follow state restrictions in relation to AB-rated generic equivalents (e.g., MA, CA) where applicable. The patient, guardian, prescriber, hospital and any other person using the program agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the benefit received by the patient through the offer of this program. Genentech reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend the program without notice at any time. Additional terms and conditions apply.

View full TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Apply for the Genentech Oncology Co-pay Assistance Program

  • Commercial insurance: An insurance plan you get from a private health insurance company. This can be insurance from your job, from a plan you bought yourself or from a Health Insurance Marketplace (for example, from HealthCare.gov). Medicare and Medicaid are not considered commercial insurance. 

Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundations

Independent Co-pay Assistance

An independent co-pay assistance foundation is a charitable organization providing financial assistance to patients with specific disease states, regardless of treatment. Patients who are commercially or publicly insured, including those covered by Medicare and Medicaid, can contact the foundations directly to request assistance. Eligibility requirements, all aspects of the application process, turnaround times and the type or amount of assistance available (if any) can vary by foundation. 

These foundations may be able to help. Please check their websites for up-to-date information.

These organizations are independent of Genentech and may require you to provide personal or financial information directly to the organization to enroll in their respective programs. Genentech cannot share any information you have provided to us.

Independent co-pay assistance foundations have their own rules for eligibility. We have no involvement or influence in independent foundation decision-making or eligibility criteria and do not know if a foundation will be able to help you. We can only 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 preference for any particular foundation. The foundations in this list may not be the only ones that might be able to help you.


If you have financial difficulty or do not have insurance coverage and need help affording RITUXAN® (rituximab), this program may help:

Genentech Patient Foundation

Genentech Patient Foundation

The Genentech Patient Foundation gives free RITUXAN® (rituximab) to people who have been prescribed this medicine and don’t have insurance or that have financial concerns and meet certain eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible if your insurance coverage and income match one of these situations:

  • Uninsured patients with incomes under $150,000
  • Insured patients without coverage for RITUXAN® (rituximab) with incomes under $150,000
  • Insured patients with coverage for a Genentech medicine:
    • With unaffordable out-of-pocket costs
    • Who have pursued other forms of financial assistance
    • With household size and income within certain guidelines

Enrollment Process for the Genentech Patient Foundation

If you meet the criteria and would like to enroll:

  1. Complete the Patient Consent Form, which is available in English and Spanish, below: 
  2. Once you have completed the Patient Consent Form, please let your doctor's office know that you are applying for assistance with the Genentech Patient Foundation. Your doctor will have to complete another form called the Prescriber Foundation Form. Both forms are required. We must have both the Patient Consent Form and the Prescriber Foundation Form before we can help you.

What to expect next:

  • The request will be processed within five business days upon receipt of both required forms.
  • You and your provider will be contacted to discuss the application outcome and any next steps.

If you have any questions about the criteria, please contact a Foundation Specialist at 888-941-3331 (Mon.–Fri., 6AM–5PM PST).

Genentech reserves the right to modify or discontinue the program at any time and to verify the accuracy of information submitted.


Not sure which programs may be able to help you? We'll walk you through some potential options with the financial assistance tool.

RITUXAN is available by prescription only.

  • Commercial insurance: An insurance plan you get from a private health insurance company. This can be insurance from your job, from a plan you bought yourself or from a Health Insurance Marketplace (for example, from HealthCare.gov). Medicare and Medicaid are not considered commercial insurance. 

  • Public insurance: A health insurance plan you get from the federal or state government. This includes Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and DoD/VA insurance.

  • For example, a household size of 1 with income of less than $75,000 may meet the criteria for assistance. Add $25,000 for each additional person in the household. There is no maximum number of people you may add.

Important Safety Information & Indications

INDICATIONS

What is RITUXAN?

RITUXAN is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:

  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL): alone or with other chemotherapy medicines.
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): with the chemotherapy medicines fludarabine and cyclophosphamide.

It is not known if RITUXAN is safe and effective in children with CLL.

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

RITUXAN can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:

  • Infusion-Related Reactions: Infusion-related reactions are very common side effects of RITUXAN treatment. Serious infusion-related reactions can happen during your infusion or within 24 hours after your infusion of RITUXAN. Your healthcare provider should give you medicines before your infusion of RITUXAN to decrease your chance of having a severe infusion-related reactions. Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms during or after an infusion of RITUXAN:
    • Hives (red itchy welts) or rash
    • Itching
    • Swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face
    • Sudden cough
    • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing
    • Weakness
    • Dizziness or feel faint
    • Palpitations (feel like your heart is racing or fluttering)
    • Chest pain
  • Severe Skin and Mouth Reactions: Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you get any of these symptoms at any time during your treatment with RITUXAN:
    • Painful sores or ulcers on your skin, lips, or in your mouth
    • Blisters
    • Peeling skin
    • Rash
    • Pustules
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Reactivation: Before you receive your RITUXAN treatment, your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for HBV infection. If you have had hepatitis B or are a carrier of hepatitis B virus, receiving RITUXAN could cause the virus to become an active infection again. Hepatitis B reactivation may cause serious liver problems, including liver failure, and death. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for hepatitis B infection during and for several months after you stop receiving RITUXAN.
    Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get worsening tiredness, or yellowing of your skin or white part of your eyes during treatment with RITUXAN
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML): PML is a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus that can happen in people who receive RITUXAN. People with weakened immune systems can get PML. PML can result in death or severe disability. There is no known treatment, prevention, or cure for PML.
    Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have new or worsening symptoms or if anyone close to you notices these symptoms:
    • Confusion
    • Dizziness or loss of balance
    • Difficulty walking or talking
    • Decreased strength or weakness on one side of your body
    • Vision problems, such as blurred vision or loss of vision

What should I tell my healthcare provider before receiving RITUXAN?

Before receiving RITUXAN, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • Have had a severe reaction to RITUXAN or a rituximab product
  • Have a history of heart problems, irregular heartbeat, or chest pain
  • Have lung or kidney problems
  • Have had an infection, currently have an infection, or have a weakened immune system
  • Have or have had any severe infections including:
    • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
    • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    • Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    • Parvovirus B19
    • Varicella zoster virus (chickenpox or shingles)
    • West Nile Virus
  • Have had a recent vaccination or are scheduled to receive vaccinations. You should not receive certain vaccines before or during treatment with RITUXAN
  • Have any other medical conditions
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks to your unborn baby if you receive RITUXAN during pregnancy. Females who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with RITUXAN and for 12 months after the last dose of RITUXAN. Talk to your healthcare provider about effective birth control. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant or think that you are pregnant during treatment with RITUXAN
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. RITUXAN may pass into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 6 months after your last dose of RITUXAN
  • Are taking any medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

What are the possible side effects of RITUXAN?

RITUXAN can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS): TLS is caused by the fast breakdown of cancer cells. TLS can cause you to have:
    • Kidney failure and the need for dialysis treatment
    • Abnormal heart rhythm
    TLS can happen within 12 to 24 hours after an infusion of RITUXAN. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check you for TLS. Your healthcare provider may give you medicine to help prevent TLS. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms of TLS:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Lack of energy
  • Serious Infections: Serious infections can happen during and after treatment with RITUXAN, and can lead to death. RITUXAN can increase your risk of getting infections and can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Types of serious infections that can happen with RITUXAN include bacterial, fungal, and viral infections. After receiving RITUXAN, some people have developed low levels of certain antibodies in their blood for a long period of time (longer than 11 months). Some of these patients with low antibody levels developed infections. People with serious infections should not receive RITUXAN. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of infection:
    • Fever
    • Cold symptoms, such as runny nose or sore throat that do not go away
    • Flu symptoms, such as cough, tiredness, and body aches
    • Earache or headache
    • Pain during urination
    • Cold sores in the mouth or throat
    • Cuts, scrapes, or incisions that are red, warm, swollen, or painful
  • Heart Problems: RITUXAN may cause chest pain, irregular heartbeats, and heart attack. Your healthcare provider may monitor your heart during and after treatment with RITUXAN if you have symptoms of heart problems or have a history of heart problems. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have chest pain or irregular heart-beats during treatment with RITUXAN
  • Kidney Problems: especially if you are receiving RITUXAN for NHL. RITUXAN can cause severe kidney problems that lead to death. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working
  • Stomach and Serious Bowel Problems That Can Sometimes Lead to Death: Bowel problems, including blockage or tears in the bowel can happen if you receive RITUXAN with chemotherapy medicines. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any stomach-area (abdomen) pain or repeated vomiting during treatment with RITUXAN

Your healthcare provider will stop treatment with RITUXAN if you have severe, serious, or life-threatening side effects.

What are the most common side effects during treatment with RITUXAN?

  • Infusion-related reactions
  • Infections (may include fever, chills)
  • Body aches
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea

Other side effects include:

  • Aching joints during or within hours of receiving an infusion
  • More frequent upper respiratory tract infections

These are not all of the possible side effects with RITUXAN.

Please see the RITUXAN full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, for additional Important Safety Information.

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