Possible Sources for Funds/Resources for Meds/MORE Help
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:
Cancer Coalition 9396 Richmond Avenue, Suite 307 Houston, TX 713-335-5677 http://www.burzynskipatientgroup.org/contribu.htm The
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 www.uneedpsi.org 800-366-7741 804-744-5407 * 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 www.cdfund.org 877-968-7233 214-975-1114 * 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 www.copays.org 800-532-5274 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 www.patientaccessnetwork.org 866-316-PANF (7263) 704-357-0036 *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 www.healthwellfoundation.org 800-675-8416 240-632-3863
* 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 www.rarediseases.org (203) 744-0100 203-798-2291
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:
Helping Hand (Long Island, NY, more info to follow)
Breast Cancer Survivors in California (Orange County)
Maine Breast Cancer Coalition
NCI Offers Info on Natl Orgs that Offer Services
3/04 National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet
A site for help with drug costs (conventional only)
Cancer Care Ministries
LINK to new organization to help individuals
LINK to site to find Medicaid Assistance programs
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
LINK to info on programs and eligibility (en espanol too)
LINK to online housing guide by city or hospital – usually special rates
American Breast Cancer Foundation
LINK to group providing “financial assistance to eligible applicants for breast cancer screening & diagnostic services”.
Co- Pay Relief
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”.
Clearning for a Reason – breast cancer specific
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”.
American Medical Health Alliance
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”.
Patient Services Advocate
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”
MANAGING YOUR CANCER: New Financial Help Guide
From CancerCare – long term service organization
Emerald Heart Foundation
LINK: “A public foundation dedicated to providing financial help & other resources for women in need who are receiving alternative & complementary treatments for cancer”.
Caporal Assistance Network – Young Adults
LINK: “a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting young adults living with cancer in the Central Texas area”.
The Pink Fund
LINK: Organization “provides financial aid to women and men affected by breast cancer”
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
LINK: “CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges”
The MAE Foundation
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”.
Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation
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”.