HarborPath Response to COVID-19
In these uncertain times, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, partners, and employees remain HarborPath’s top priority. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities throughout the US, we want to share with you our response to the evolving situation.
HarborPath has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. We believe it is our responsibility to prioritize two things:
Our continued commitment to support the health and safety of our patients, partners, and employees.
Protect our ongoing ability to distribute and process patient prescriptions.
In line with our priorities, we are implementing a variety of measures to ensure patients receive their medications:
Ensure continued patient access. At this time, there is no impact to the supply of our medications in the US as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To assist patients short-term, HarborPath will allow for a 30-day period beginning March 16, 2020, and ending April 6, 2020, for participating clinics, who request this support, applications will be allowed to be submitted from case managers directly to the platform without the traditional approval process.
This short-term support will allow clinics contingency plans from a case managers’ perspective to work from home and allow them to enroll patients who are meeting their eligibility end date and prevent an interruption in therapy for patients.
Patients focus remains our primary focus and we hope by making these short-term adjustments to our approval process, will allow case managers to maintain their confidence in HarborPath’s ability to serve patients' prescription needs.
This is a fluid situation that continues to evolve. The HarborPath office will remain open to provide ongoing assistance to patients during this critical time. If you have any questions about your prescriptions, please do not hesitate to call our office. We will continue to monitor the situation and share resources to keep you informed.
Ken Trogdon, President at HarborPath
Revolutionizing Access to Medicines for Uninsured Individuals
HarborPath is a non-profit organization that provides access to life-saving medications for uninsured people living with chronic illnesses free of charge. Through development of an online portal program, healthcare professionals can apply for multiple medications on behalf of their uninsured patients living with HIV/AIDS through one single application. Eligibility status is determined immediately, and the HarborPath's contracted mail order pharmacy ships medications within 48 hours of program approval. By providing uninsured individuals with access to the full regimen of medications used to treat HIV/AIDS all in one place and at no cost, HarborPath is eliminating many barriers to care for the most vulnerable. Additionally, we are expanding our program offerings to include medications to treat hepatitis C, which will benefit uninsured individuals co-infected with both viruses.
HarborPath launches a new commercial division, HarborPath Direct, established to provide a new patient assistance program solutions for small to medium-sized pharmaceutical companies. To learn more Click Here
The proprietary portal technology, which is HIPAA-compliant, offers opportunities to redirect limited resources to those who can most benefit from these programs. The HarborPath portal SAVES TIME allowing more focus and attention on patient care. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete the single application for access to multiple medications, and healthcare professionals can view up-to-the-minute information about application status and medication delivery.
Are you uninsured and living with HIV/AIDS? Speak with your healthcare professional or case manager about HarborPath. Through HarborPath, your healthcare team can apply on your behalf for free medications.
“The biggest IMPACT that HarborPath has on our patients is the ability for patients to start HIV medication quickly. Our ADAP program takes 4-8 weeks before medications arrive. Often there is a sense of urgency to get patients on medication immediately. HarborPath has helped us be able to provide medication to patients in a few days.”
Kathy Gaddis, MSW, LCSW, PIP at 1917 Clinic, UAB