Following are some helpful links to financial resources
for people with cancer. Simply click on the highlighted text
to follow a specific link. If you have any helpful information about
financial resources for people with cancer, please let us know at:
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Patient Advocate Foundation
national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between
the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve
insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their
diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate
Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring
access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their
Mission of Hope Cancer Fund (Michigan
Provides Direct Financial Assistance to
cancer patients and their families.
A website run by volunteers including an
M.D. and a social worker offering information regarding financial assistance
for pharmaceuticals. Information includes a listing by drug name as well as
pharmaceutical company name.
Patient Assistance Program
Financial help for cancer patients.
Help in finding Medication Assistance
Coverage for Bone Marrow Transplants and
other general financial issues.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Offers information and financial aid to
patients, who have leukemia, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease or
multiple myeloma. Reimburses up to $750.00 a year to patients for
transportation, chemotherapy drugs, transfusions and testing.
The National Children's Cancer Society
Provides financial assistance to any child
diagnosed with cancer on or before his/her 18th birthday. Assistance for
medical care may include, bone marrow transplant, donor harvest, supplies,
respite care, donor harvest, pharmaceuticals, home health care. Assistance
for ancillary cost may include transportation, childcare, household
expenses, meals, lodging, and insurance premiums.
Cure for Lymphoma Foundation
Provides financial assistance to patients
diagnosed with Lymphoma.
Special Love, Inc.
Provides emergency funds for families in
need as well as college scholarships for children diagnosed with cancer.
National Transplant Assistance Fund
To provide financial support to patients
through medical assistance grants
Support for cancer patients and their
families. Financial assistance, information and referrals, community and
National network of pilots who fly patients
and their families to get treatment. Patients must be in financial need.
Angel Flight - (888) 4-AN-ANGEL.
If you live in the service area, (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT & WA), and
needs non-emergency transportation to medical treatment, but
cannot afford it, or cannot fly on public transportation for health reasons,
or public transportation is not readily available in their area,
call toll free to find out how Angel Flight can help.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society can provide
the telephone number of the local ACS office serving your area. The local
ACS office may offer reimbursement for expenses related to cancer treatment
including transportation, medicine, and medical supplies.
The AVON Cares Program for Medically
Provides financial assistance and relevant
education and support to low income, under- and uninsured, underserved women
throughout the country in need of diagnostic and/or related services
(transportation, child care, and social support) for the treatment of
breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers.
The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer
A nonprofit organization that provides
information, peer support, and advocacy through publications, an information
clearinghouse, and a network of local support groups. CCCF maintains a list
of organizations to which eligible families may apply for financial
Hill-Burton is a program through which
hospitals receive construction funds from the Federal Government. Hospitals
that receive Hill-Burton funds are required by law to provide some services
to people who cannot afford to pay for their hospitalization. Information
about which facilities are part of this program is available by calling the
toll-free number or visiting the Web site.
A jointly funded, Federal-State health
insurance program for people who need financial assistance for medical
expenses, Medicaid is coordinated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS), formerly the Health Care Financing Administration. At a
minimum, states must provide home care services to people who receive
Federal income assistance such as Social Security Income and Aid to Families
with Dependent Children. Medicaid coverage includes part-time nursing, home
care aide services, and medical supplies and equipment. Information about
coverage is available from local state welfare offices, state health
departments, state social services agencies, or the state Medicaid office.
Information about specific state locations is also available on the Web
A Federal health insurance program.
Eligible individuals include those who are 65 or older, people of any age
with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65. Medicare
may offer reimbursement for some home care services. Cancer patients who
qualify for Medicare may also be eligible for coverage of hospice services
if they are accepted into a Medicare-certified hospice program. To receive
information on eligibility, explanations of coverage, and related
publications, call Medicare at the number listed below or visit their web
The State Children's Health Insurance
A Federal-State partnership that offers
low-cost or free health insurance coverage to uninsured children of
low-wage, working parents. Callers will be referred to the SCHIP program in
their state for further information about what the program covers, who is
eligible, and the minimum qualifications.
Eligible veterans and their dependents may
receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for
other conditions may be available based on the veteran's financial need.