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Cancer support

We provide support, resources and personalized therapy for people going through cancer treatment. Managing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but we'll be with you every step of the way.


Cancer treatment and support

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the specialty medications you take are an important part of your treatment plan. At Optum® Specialty Pharmacy, we offer resources, programs and clinical support to help manage your medications with confidence.

Medication and treatment plans for a cancer diagnosis can be complex. Our pharmacists and patient care coordinators are specially trained in cancer care and work with you to provide extra guidance and support. We also provide oral (by mouth) and intravenous (IV) chemotherapy treatments.

To help you get started, one of our patient care coordinators will call you to set up your account and answer any questions you might have. You'll also get access to Optum® Connections, an online platform built to help you manage your condition through virtual visits, and a video series where you can:

  • See how other patients with your condition have managed their diagnosis and treatment
  • Get advice from clinical experts
  • Learn more about your treatment and how to infuse at home, if applicable

Managing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but we'll be with you every step of the way. Learn more about Optum Connections.

Helpful information

Optum Specialty Pharmacy has access to more than 130 oncology medications, including 60+ limited-distribution drugs (LDDs). LDDs are therapies made available to only a small number of pharmacies. Because LDDs are only available at specific pharmacies, they're difficult for patients to access.

We offer many LDDs. This means that if you need to switch medications over the course of your treatment, you won’t have to switch pharmacies. We can also help you get your medications faster and for less — which may translate to better health outcomes.

We work with your doctor’s office and pharmacy insurance plan to get any needed approvals. Our appeals team has helped overturn 8 of out 10 coverage denials resulting in more than 2,500 patients whose coverage was denied getting the treatments they need.*

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We're here to help you find ways to access and afford your medication. We accept all major insurance plans. This includes Medicare Part B and Part D, Medicaid and commercial insurance.

If you need copay help and are eligible, patient care coordinators can help find grants, state or manufacturer-supported programs or drug copay cards that may be available to you.

We’ll find out if you qualify. Then, we'll connect you with their programs. We’ll also help you with the paperwork. Ask us and we'll be ready to help you start.

Learn more

Call our dedicated oncology team:


Call our dedicated oncology team:

Fax: 1-877-342-4596

Providers: Complete the oncology enrollment form to refer a patient for chemotherapy.

* 2020 Optum Specialty Pharmacy internal analysis