PAF wants patients concerned about the Meningitis outbreak to know they have options for care
Patient Advocate Foundation is aware that some patients may be confused as to whether they are at risk of the meningitis outbreak that has spread across numerous states and been discussed in recent national news.
To find out if your recent steroid injections may have been contaminated, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Meningitis Outbreak area for specific information about symptoms, facilities and procedures that were linked to the outbreak.
Patients need to closely watch for symptoms for at least several months following the injection. If you do develop symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention.
If you are currently uninsured or underinsured through your current coverage plan, and are concerned about your cost and access to effective treatment, PAF has learned that there are additional programs and options in place to ensure everyone affected by this outbreak will have adequate care.
Patients should speak to their healthcare team following diagnosis for more details on low-or-no cost options for treatment and medications used as a result of this outbreak.
For full details, patients may visit the CDC website, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website or read more about the CDC recommendations.