- American Cancer Society
- 1-800-227-2345, http://www.cancer.org
- The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. They also offer a Cancer Resource Network which is designed to provide programs and services (including financial resources) to cancer patients and their caregivers.
- 1-800-813-4673, http://www.cancercare.org
- CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education through Connect Education Workshops and publications, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million visits to our websites.
- CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
- 1-866-552-6729, http://www.cancercarecopay.org
- The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer. The Foundation is proud to be affiliated with CancerCare, a national not-for-profit organization that has provided free professional support services including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones since 1944. Please visit the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation website for available assistance.
- Chronic Disease Fund
- 1-877-968-7233, http://www.cdfund.org/
- Chronic Disease Fund (CDF) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 2003. CDF provides financial assistance to underinsured patients diagnosed with chronic or life-altering disease that requires the use of specialty therapeutics. Please visit the Chronic Disease Fund website for available assistance.
- HealthWell Foundation
- 1-800-675-8416, http://www.healthwellfoundation.org
- The HealthWell Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underinsured patients living with chronic or life-threatening diseases such as cancer, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. The Foundation helps eligible individuals afford their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drug copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and healthcare premiums. Please visit the HealthWell Foundation website for available assistance.
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- 1-800-955-4572, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.lls.org
- Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services, LLS offers a variety of services and programs in support of the mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. LLS also offers financial reimbursement for some medications, transportation and procedures for those in need. It also offers financial support towards the cost of co-pays for prescription drugs and/or insurance premiums through its Co-Pay Assistance Program. For more information on LLS programs or to be connected with our chapters, contact The Information Resource Center (IRC). The IRC provides accurate, up-to-date disease and treatment information. Our information specialists are master's level social workers and health educators. They are available to speak with callers Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. LLS has also produced a panel discussion entitled Cancer & Your Finances.
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's
Co-Pay Assistance Program
- 1-877-557-2672, http://www.lls.org/copay
- Helps patients meet their health insurance, Medicare Part B or D, Medicare Supplement, or Medicare Advantage premiums or co-payment obligations. Household income must be at or within 500% of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines for people living in the United States and Puerto Rico. Check website for a list of covered diagnoses.
To apply or obtain more information about the Co-Pay Assistance Program, please call 1-877-557-2672 to speak with a Co-Pay Specialist who will provide personalized service through the application process. You may also email your request for a Co-Pay Specialist to contact you regarding the program at email@example.com.
- Lymphoma Research Foundation
- New York: 1-800-235-6848, Los Angeles: 1-800-500-9976, http://www.lymphoma.org
- The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. LRF offers a limited financial assistance program for uninsured and underinsured lymphoma patients undergoing treatment. LRF may be able to pay a portion of patients' medical bills to the doctor or hospital. Offers a free helpline and information service for referrals to financial assistance programs, legal and insurance help.
- The Max Foundation
- 1-888-462-9368, http://www.themaxfoundation.org/
- The Max Foundation is a US-based international non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with blood cancer and rare cancers worldwide. The organization focuses attention on assisting disadvantaged populations in developing countries and elsewhere, including the US. The Max Foundation's International Patient Helpline provides free services of advocacy, emotional support, informational referrals and help finding emergency funding. Through a highly dedicated team of US-based and local advocates based in targeted countries, families receive personalized support services. Each year The Max Foundation provides free services to over 16,000 families in more than 100 countries.
- National Marrow Donor Program
- 1-888-999-6743, http://www.marrow.org
- The NMDP Office of Patient Advocacy (OPA) is available to help patients and their families from diagnosis through survivorship with information and support services related to blood and marrow transplant. Personal telephone counseling and education, resource materials and patient financial assistance are available.
OPA case managers can provide support related to insurance coverage issues and discuss potential financial resources. To contact an OPA case manager call 1-888-999-6743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. The OPA offers financial aid programs (Search Assistance Funds, Transplant Support Assistance Funds, AirCares through Northwest Airlines) to help patients in need of a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. Patients are only eligible if they are using the NMDP Registry for their donor or cord blood. Eligible patients must apply through their NMDP affiliated transplant center—applications are not accepted directly from patients. Additonally, OPA offers the following resources: Your Finance and Insurance Matters and Your Rights and Benefits
- National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)
- 1-800-999-6673 (voicemail only), http://www.rarediseases.org
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. NORD provides an RN and a genetic counselor who are available to answer questions at RN@rarediseases.org and email@example.com.
- Patient Access Network Foundation
- 1-866-316-7263, http://www.panfoundation.org
- PAN is an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 2004. PAN provides hope to patients and their families and helps ensure that patients can consistently follow prescribed treatment plans. Through a simple application process, PAN provides co-payment assistance to patients who have insurance, but lack the means to pay for out-of-pocket costs for their medications or infusions. PAN's professional, compassionate case managers help patients and advocates throughout the United States and U.S. territories access needed treatments for specific disease state funds. Please visit the Patient Access Netwrk Foundation website for available assistance.
- Patient Services Incorporated
- 1-800-366-7741, http://www.uneedpsi.org
- PSI is the "ground breaking" 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization of its kind. For nearly two decades, PSI has helped people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments. PSI provides assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with COBRAs, State High Risk Pools, Open enrollment, Guaranteed Issue policies, HIPAA conversion policies; and prescriptions co-payments associated with private insurance as well as with Medicare Parts B and D. They also offer A Patient's Guide to Medicare Part D. Please visit the Patient Services Incorporated website for available assistance.
- Sarcoma Alliance
- 1-415-381-7236, http://www.sarcomaalliance.org
- The Sarcoma Alliance strives to extend and improve the lives of sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, education, and support. The Alliance's Suzanne R. Leider Memorial Assistance Fund program helps sarcoma patients with costs associated with obtaining a second opinion from sarcoma specialists across the United States. Eligible expenses include travel, hotel, meals, professional fees and testing. For more information visit http://www.sarcomaalliance.org/assistance.html