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Support > Financial Support and Resources when Fighting Cancer

Last update: 12/02/2013

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Organizations - resources | Insurance | Drug Payment Support | Travel for Treatment

"Cancer can have a devastating financial impact on survivors and their families. Two types of expenses are associated with cancer care: 1) direct medical costs and 2) related non-medical expenses such as travel to and from treatment, child care, housekeeping assistance, and home care products."  NCCS

Step one: Go to your local hospital and contact a social worker!

Step two: Contact one or more of the organizations listed below.

 


Key Resources

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Oncolink: Co-Pay Assistance 101

What is co-pay assistance?
What co-pay assistance is available?
and organizations provide co-pay assistance

KEY points to know about co-pay assistance
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Financial, Assistance, Help, Cancer, Patients | CancerCare http://bit.ly/IoA5O9  
Call 800-813-HOPE (4673) and speak with a CancerCare® social worker
 
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National Coalition for Cancer Survivors (NCCS)
canceradvocacy.org
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Cancercare.org:  Financial Help Resource - Sources for financial assistance:
Cancercare.org/pdf/ financial pdf 
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Cure: Resources to Ease the Financial Burden of Cancer
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State by state health insurance options for people with pre-existing conditions http://1.usa.gov/fGvYoQ
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Medical Bills: Tips for Dealing with a Debt Collector http://bit.ly/debt-tips
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Financial Management During a Medical Crisis http://bit.ly/LnWLy  
bullet Family and Medical Leave ACT 
to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

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Organizations
that can help you solve financial problems related to treatment
 

American Cancer Society

Telephone: (800) 227–2345
(800) ACS–2345
www.cancer.org
Cancer Care, Inc.
 
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(800) 813-HOPE (4673)
www.cancercare.org

Financial Help Resource:
Cancercare.org/pdf/ financial pdf 

Entitlements Resource:
Cancercare.org  entitlements.pdf 

Sources of financial assistance:
Cancercare.org Financial_Sources.pdf 

Chronic Disease Fund
1-877-968-7233
www.cdfund.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivors (NCCS)
canceradvocacy.org

 

 

National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.
 
1330 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Suite 122
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-8008
nachc.com

Needy Meds
 
(334) 662-0023
Needymeds.com

Travel for Treatment  

Patient Advocate Foundation

866-512-3861
patientadvocate.org

E-mail help@patientadvocate.org.  Phone: (800) 532-5274

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

(800) 955–4572
Leukemia.org 

CO-PAY assistance program
LLS.org/copay  | (877) 557-2672

 
 Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) - Patient Aid Grant Program

"LRF's Patient Aid Program provides grants of up to $500, to be used within six months, for quality of life expenses during treatment.  Please contact LRF at (800) 500-9976 or email" Helpline.

Patient Services Incorporated
1-800-366-7741
www.uneedpsi.org

Health Care Options for Uninsured Patients in Pennsylvania  Healthassociates.com 

Government:

State by state health insurance options for people with pre-existing conditions http://1.usa.gov/fGvYoQ

Dept. of Health & Human Services Information on public assistance and food stamps. Check phonebook for your local office www.os.dhhs.gov

 

 

Medicare and Medicaid
1-877-267-2323
www.cms.hhs.gov

U.S. Administration on Aging Benefits for older adults.
1-800-677-1116

Social Security Administration (800) 772–1213
TTY (for deaf and hard of hearing callers): (800) 325–0778

 

 

Department of Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000

The Uniform Benefits Package
Enrollment Service Center
(877) 222-VETS (8387)

VA.gov

 

Legal Services:

 

 

Family and Medical Leave ACT 
to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Website

 

 

Disability Rights Legal Center

provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer

CRLC

 
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