Roche Cost Share Programmes
Roche has a number of Cost Share Programmes in New Zealand. These are designed to help you pay for certain medicines which are not funded by PHARMAC. These programmes offer assistance with the cost of your medicine and often involve a cap being placed on either the number of doses or ‘cycles’ of the medicine, or the overall cost you pay.
In most cases once a patient reaches the cap, Roche will then provide the medicine at no cost. Other costs such as doctors’ fees and administration costs will still apply.
The medicine costs are spread over time, so not all of it has to be paid immediately. Patients usually pay for each cycle as they go, meaning you only pay for treatment while you benefit from it.
Your doctor can provide you with further information regarding the criteria for enrolling into one of the Roche Cost Share Programmes.