There are now many organizations, mostly local to their particular geographic area, or cancer type that offer help with the financial aspects of cancer treatment. If you know of others, please send the listing to us so we can update. Thanks.
Here are some:
9396 Richmond Avenue, Suite 307
Cancer Coalition of America (CCA) is a nonprofit organization that provides grants to patients who can no longer afford the treatment that is helping them. Their goal is to ensure that when a patient is responding to a treatment—whether it be traditional, alternative, or experimental—funds are available if the patient no longer can afford to continue paying for that treatment.
The CCA provides grants to patients for various aspects of care that health insurance does not cover. They provide assistance for people who are already in a program but who might have to quit the therapy because of a lack of funds.
Ezekial Foundation was created to provide an avenue for family, friends and other caring parties to submit financial contributions that directly assist individuals who are seeking alternative medical treatments. These treatments are for life threatening diseases that aren't otherwise covered by insurance. They are in Madison, NC.
Contact info: http://www.ezekialfoundation.org/. You can contact them to join the list.
Patient Services Incorporated (PSI)
P.O.Box 1602, Midlothian, VA 23113; 13541 East
Boundary Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
* Developed in 1989, PSI is a non-profit
charitable organization, primarily dedicated to
subsidizing the high cost of health insurance
premiums and pharmacy co-payments for persons
with specific chronic illnesses and rare disorders..
Chronic Disease Fund (CDF)
2503 Windgate Drive, Frisco, TX 75034
* The Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit
organization founded in 2003 and established in January, 2004.
* The fund's mission is to provide financial
assistance and disease management to
under-insured patients who are diagnosed with a
"targeted" chronic disease.
* "The greatest good to the greatest many."
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-8999 or 757-873-1082
* The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a
non-profit organization introduced their copay
program July, 2003.
* The program provides co-payment assistance to
insured Americans who financially and medically qualify.
Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)
PO Box 221858, Charlotte, NC 28222-1858;
Corporate Center Five, 3735 Glenlake Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28208
*September 3,2004 - The Patient Access Network
Foundation is an independent,
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization was
created, unaffiliated with any of its donors,
dedicated to assisting insured patients who
cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs.
* The Patient Access Network Foundation was
created in response to a growing need to develop
new solutions to assist the treatment of the underinsured.
The Healthwell Foundation
P.O. Box 4133, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; 9801
Washingtonian Boulevard, 9th Floor, Gaithersburg, MD 20885
* The HealthWell Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, charitable organization that helps
individuals afford prescription medications they
are taking for specific illnesses.
* The Foundation provides financial assistance to
eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket
health care costs, including: Prescription drug
coinsurance, copayments and deductibles; Health
insurance premiums and Other selected out-ot-pocket health care costs.
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue, PO Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968
The National Organization for Rare Disorders
(NORD) is a unique federation of voluntary health
organizations and individuals….committed to the
identification, treatment, and cure of rare
disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
Sense of Security (in Colorado only at this time). http://www.senseofsecurity.org
Similar work is
being done by some other organizations in various states:
Hand (Long Island, NY, more info to follow)
Breast Cancer Survivors in California (Orange County)
Maine Breast Cancer
3/04 National Cancer Institute
A site for help with
drug costs (conventional only)
LINK to new organization
to help individuals
LINK to site to find Medicaid
LINK to info on programs
and eligibility (en espanol too)
LINK to online housing guide
by city or hospital - usually
LINK to group
providing "financial assistance to eligible applicants for breast cancer screening & diagnostic services".
LINK to "The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process".
LINK: "Four free cleanings will be offered once a month for four months. We'll focus on your house while you focus on your health".
LINK "specialize in helping American patients obtain reimbursements for their visits to hospital facilities outside the United States. Currently we handle facilities in the Bahamas, Germany, India, Mexico and Switzerland".
LINK: "The assistance programs offered include:
Subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums, COBRA coverage, HIPAA conversion policies, state high-risk insurance pools & open enrollment insurance plans.
Working with Medicare patients to satisfy their 20% co-payment threshold"
From CancerCare - long term
LINK: "A public foundation dedicated to providing financial help & other resources for women in need who are receiving alternative & complementary treatments
LINK: "a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting young adults living with cancer in the Central Texas area".
LINK: Organization "provides financial aid to women and men affected by breast cancer"
LINK: "CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges"
LINK: In honor of Mary Ann Ellison "provide support & resources to individuals battling cancer that will assist them with their fight".
"Types of therapies can include massage, reiki, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, art therapy, & music therapy. Individuals may qualify for up to $1000 reimbursement annually".
LINK: "assist women and men recently diagnosed
with breast cancer & in treatment, with basic living expenses such as
mortgage & rent payments, medical insurance premiums, transportation costs
to & from doctor's appointments, child care payments, food & other life
necessities. Often these patients cannot work during their extended
treatment & without the possibility of income, they cannot afford to meet
their life needs. Assistance is provided to patients demonstrating financial
need after they have exhausted all other government & community resources.
For additional information & to review our application".
LINK: "a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in honor of Cindy Martin, a native of Northern Virginia, dedicated mother & beloved hairstylist who lost her battle to brain cancer in 2011. Because of Cindy's story, her family is launching this organization to provide financial & personal administrative support to cancer fighters & their families, during their greatest time of need. We currently serve the greater Northern Virginia region".
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