There are a few key people, places, and teams that will help you get started, and provide ongoing support throughout your SPINRAZA journey.
You and your healthcare
provider determine whether
SPINRAZA is right for you
Your first dose
First, you’ll need to make an appointment with a healthcare provider
(HCP) who can prescribe SPINRAZA. Then, you can discuss the
benefits and risks of treatment and address any concerns you might
have. Together, you can determine whether or not SPINRAZA might
be right for you. If you decide that it is, you and your HCP can fill out a Start Form,
and your HCP will submit it to Biogen to initiate your enrollment in
SMA360° support services.*
*SMA360° patient services from Biogen are available only to those who have been prescribed SPINRAZA. SMA360° is intended for US residents only.
After your Start Form has been submitted, someone from SMA360°,
our support service, will reach out to you. They will help you navigate
insurance barriers and reimbursement options, and assist you in
coordinating treatment logistics.
You will receive your treatment at a treatment center with qualified
physicians experienced in administering SPINRAZA. Your treatment
center will schedule your appointments and ensure everything is in place
on the day(s) of your treatment.
Before you start treatment with SPINRAZA and before each dose, your doctor will order blood and urine testing to monitor for the potential
risks of bleeding complications or kidney damage. On the day of your treatment, the administrative staff will complete your check-in. Then the clinical staff will prepare you for treatment, and an HCP will administer your first dose of SPINRAZA. After, the administrative staff will check
you out and schedule your next appointment. Your SMA360° team
will follow up with you after each dose.