Meet MAT: Your New Medicine Assistant
Get the help you need to make more educated decisions about your medicines. PhRMA's Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is your one-stop destination for resources that can help you understand the insurance process as well as financial assistance options that may be available for pharmaceutical medicines.
Watch this informative video to discover more about MAT and how to use its resources.
Learn What MAT Can Do for You
The MAT.org tool is a search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the biopharmaceutical industry offers; learn more here. If you need help using the MAT.org search tool, this page offers a step-by-step breakdown of what to do and how to review resources that may be available to you.
The tool has three steps: Enter Your Medications, My Background and My Resources. Follow the steps below, or click on a specific section if you need help with that section
Get Started with Just Three Easy Steps
In this first step, you tell us who you are (the patient, the patient’s loved one or the patient’s health care professional) and what medications you or your loved one/patient needs assistance with.
How To Do It:
1. From the top of any page where it says “Find Resources for You:,” click on “Enter Your Medications.”
2. If you are the patient, you can leave it set to patient. If you are a loved one or a health care provider, you may change who you are in the first dropdown:
3. Finally for step 1, enter all medications one at a time.
As you type (at least three letters), the search box will present results below. Click "+ add to list" to add to your medications list:
You can review the medications you've entered on the right and remove any entered by mistake:
Once you are done, you can move on to Step 2 by clicking the arrow below the medications list or by scrolling down to the next step. You can return to Step 1 at any time to add or remove medications.
In this second step, you will tell us information about the person seeking assistance. These answers help to produce search results containing the resources that may be available to you.
How to Do It:
1. Step 2 has six questions, each of which is required. As you complete each question, a checkbox will appear next to it. When you’ve answered all the questions, the “Continue” button will become active. Click it to review your “My Resources” results.
There is also a “Why?” link that you can click to find out why the question is being asked and how to answer it.
In this final step, you can review resources that may be available based on the medications and background information entered. Each resource has a description and buttons for learning more from the program’s website or for applying.
There is also a “Print” button that will print all of the eligible resources with the website and application information exposed.
How to Do It:
1. At the top of the page, you will see a list of results containing resources that may be available to you. In addition to this, there are additional resources that may not be included in this list. Scroll down under the “My Resources” tab to see additional resources you may want to explore.
Each resource tile has a description and buttons for learning more from the resource’s website or for applying. Note that each resource may have different application methods. Click on a button for more information.
Finally, you can print the results from a tab by clicking the “Print” button: