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Providing Financial or Practical Help
275 Seventh Ave. , 22nd Fl., New York , NY, 10001
Financial Assistance Program offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs such as transportation, home care and child care, and oncology social workers can help find additional resources. Also provides co-payment assistance through the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (check website for current funding). Offers free wig and prosthesis clinics in our New York, NY office, and free wigs by appointment in our Ridgewood, NJ and Long Island, NY locations. Can assist people with breast cancer with pain and anti-nausea medication, oral hormonal medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment. View all of CancerCare's services >>All CancersFinancial AssistanceHome CareMedical Equipment/SuppliesMedicationTransportationProsthesesWigsNational
Non-profit fully-licensed mail order pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications. Offers more than 600 medication strengths that cover most chronic diseases. Patients can be on Medicare, Medicaid or other health insurance and still receive medications from Rx Outreach. Patients or their advocates can complete a simple enrollment process online, by phone, or with our paper application. There are no additional enrollment fees, membership fees, or standard shipping fees.All CancersMedicationNational
Maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and health care costs.All CancersMedicationNational
National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers BenefitsCheckUp, a comprehensive, free online tool that connects older adults with benefits they may qualify for.All CancersFoodHousingMedicationNational
The Actors Fund
729 Seventh Ave. , 12th Fl., New York , NY, 10019
Helps all professionals in entertainment and the performing arts. The Actors Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need or going through a crisis or transition. It offers several services, including help attaining affordable housing and health insurance, financial assistance for people in a medical crisis or those disabled by illness, case management, referrals, support groups and funeral/burial assistance. The Actors Fund is administered in offices in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.All CancersFinancial AssistanceHousingMedical Equipment/SuppliesMedicationProsthesesTransportationNational
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation
An independent, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Check website for up-to-date list of diagnoses and medications covered.Co-PaysFinancial AssistanceMedicationNational
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
Offers information for low-income, uninsured patients to get free or nearly free prescription medicines through existing patient assistance programs. A patient or patient advocate completes an online application with basic information about prescription medicines, income, and current prescription medicine coverage and PPA matches the patient with assistance programs for which they may be eligible.All CancersMedicationCo-PaysNational
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