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The Assistance Fund Opens New Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Financial Assistance From The Assistance Fund Now Available for Eligible People Living With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25, 2024 —The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, today announced the launch of a new financial assistance program for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program is designed to help eligible individuals pay for their out-of-pocket medical costs for treatment, such as copayments, health insurance premiums, and incidental medical expenses related to the condition.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition impacting people who have experienced a traumatic event.¹ Symptoms can begin right after the traumatic event or take months—or even years—to appear. While symptoms vary person to person, many people living with PTSD experience flashbacks, anxiety, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts. Appropriate treatment can lead to fewer symptoms and an increased ability to cope.

“People living with mental health conditions like PTSD need treatment, not shame and stigma,” said Danielle Vizcaino, President and CEO of The Assistance Fund. “Today’s launch of our Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Financial Assistance Program reflects both The Assistance Fund’s and its donors’ commitment to increasing access to mental health treatment.”

To learn more or determine eligibility for financial support, visit or call (855) 681-2861 to speak with a Patient Advocate.

A list of all the disease programs available from The Assistance Fund can be found on the website

About The Assistance Fund

The Assistance Fund (TAF) is an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses. The Assistance Fund currently manages more than 90 disease programs, each of which covers all the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease named in the disease program. Since its founding in 2009, TAF has helped more than 190,000 children and adults access the treatment they need to stay healthy or manage a life-threatening, chronic, or rare disease. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or for information on how to donate, please visit

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¹ Mayo Clinic, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,”, accessed December 2023.

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