Can you get Ozempic for free?

last updated: Aug 29, 2023

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Ozempic can carry a hefty price tag but there are ways to reduce the financial burden for your pharmaceutical needs. We asked Dr. Felix Gussone, MD about whether it’s possible to get Ozempic for free.

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Is there a way to get Ozempic for free?

It is possible to get Ozempic for free or at a very low price

If you have private or commercial insurance that covers Ozempic and you’ve met your plan’s deductible or out-of-pocket maximum, insurance might cover up to 100% of the medication’s costs. But keep in mind that health insurance may or may not cover Ozempic depending on the condition for which it’s been prescribed. It can make a difference if your healthcare provider prescribed it for type 2 diabetes, which Ozempic is FDA approved for, vs. for weight loss, which is an off-label use. 

If you are uninsured, you may be able to get Ozempic for free through the Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program (PAP). To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident with a total household income at or below 400% of the federal poverty line. You must also not have insurance, Medicare, or any other federal, state, or government program such as Medicaid or VA benefits. If all of that applies to you, you can apply to get Ozempic at no cost.


If you have any medical questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. The articles on Health Guide are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

NovoNordisk. (2023). Patient Assistance Program. Retrieved from

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August 29, 2023

Written by

Felix Gussone, MD

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Yael Cooperman, MD

About the medical reviewer

Yael Cooperman is a physician and works as a Senior Manager, Medical Content & Education at Ro.

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