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Additional resources

We connect you to the tools and resources needed to help manage an illness and treatment. Options such as support groups can be an invaluable resource to patients living with autoimmune diseases. We encourage you to find your community as you navigate your patient journey.

Support groups, patient apps, and additional resources

This list aims to educate and connect patients to trustworthy resources that provide additional support.

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211 United Way

Supported by the United Way Worldwide, 2-1-1 is a toll-free service throughout the United States and some parts of Canada. Local community resource specialists provide confidential referrals and information on local health and human services.


ACCESS Program

Advocating for Chronic Conditions, Entitlements and Social Services (A.C.C.E.S.S.®) is a program dedicated to helping find solutions to the social and economic problems that confront families facing chronic conditions.


Clara Health

Get Connected to the Right Clinical Trial: Clara is a fast, simple, most patient friendly way to connect autoimmune diseases patients to the newest treatment options.


Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial information: is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Patients and their families can search and find available studies.



This website that provides comparison pricing for medications, as well as offering coupons for certain medications.


Healthwell Foundation

HealthWell Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to certain groups of insured patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses to help them afford their medical treatments.



IG Living

A magazine providing a wealth of information about immune globulin (IG). Their mission is to support the IG community through education, communication and advocacy. Providing information on insurance and insurance issues, education and studies, and legislation IG Living also has an “Ask the Expert” contact form, advocacy information, a blog, and a patient advocate.


Isabel- Symptom Checker

Understand your symptoms. Developed from the professional Isabel Differential Diagnosis Generator used by doctors worldwide, the free Isabel Symptom Checker can help you make sense of and research your symptoms.


Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care. The site is produced by AACC, a not-for-profit organization; proceeds from health-related advertising help support the website’s mission.


Medicine Assistance Tool

Medicine Assistance Tool is sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies that connect low-income, under-insured, and uninsured individuals to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. If the maker of your prescription is not not listed you can try calling the manufacturer directly.



My Good Days

My Good Days serves patients struggling with chronic disease, cancer, and other life-altering conditions. They offer progressive assistance programs, offers financial support for patients who cannot afford the medications they desperately need.



National Organization for Rare Disorders

The National Organization for Rare Disorders provides a wealth of information about rare diseases, along with information on insurance, advocacy, and events.

Patient services: 800-999-6673



NeedyMeds is a national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford medications and healthcare costs. They provide information on over 9,000 assistance programs, 15,000 free/low-cost/sliding scale clinics and nearly 1,500 drug discount coupons.



Patient Advocate Foundation

PAF provides case managers who negotiate with patients’ insurers to resolve coverage and benefits issues. PAF also provides legal counseling and referral services for patients seeking to resolve debt crisis matters, denial of coverage, employment discrimination, or negotiating public assistance support with state and federal agencies.

Co-pay relief program: 866-512-3861


The Patient Access Network Foundation

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation helps federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications, through over 50 disease-specific programs.




A comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.


Support for Students

Learning Options, Resources & Tips to Help Students Succeed in School


Your Representative

If you are looking for additional resources, consider contacting your local state representative. Your representative may have more resources and be more knowledgeable about local services that are available in your area. Your representative has a duty to serve his/her constituents.

Eager to learn more?

View our series of five online educational modules targeted to autoimmune disease patients and the general public. Find non-technical and easily understandable answers to fundamental questions regarding autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases.