Find Assistance from Organizations
Providing Financial or Practical Help
Patient Advocate Foundation
Maintains a searchable National Financial Assistance Resource Directory.
Provides a Scholarships for Survivors Program.
Financial Aid Fund Division - offers three programs that provide direct financial assistance for transportation expenses to cancer patients, Patients who are interested in applying for financial assistance should start by calling this division toll free at 855-824-7941.
Transportation Financial Aid Fund for Metastatic Melanoma & Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients
Supporting patients currently receiving IV-infused treatment for metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer, this financial fund grants $300 per year to cover transportation-related expenses connected to treatment appointments.
PAF has a Financial Aid Program for Merkel Cell Carcinoma patients that will provide a one time grant to them to be used for transportation expenses. The grant is $450 and the patient must be at 400% of the FPL with a physician verified diagnosis in order to qualify.All CancersScholarshipsFinancial AssistanceCo-PaysMedicationNational
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 Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Long Island, NY offices. Can assist people with breast cancer with pain and anti-nausea medication, oral hormonal medication, lymphedema supplies and durable medical equipment.All CancersFinancial AssistanceHome CareMedical Equipment/SuppliesMedicationTransportationProsthesesWigsNational
Maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and health care costs.All CancersMedicationNational
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
6900 Dallas Pkwy, Ste 200, Plan, TX, 75024
Helps patients suffering from chronic medical conditions who have limited financial means get access to the medications they need. Their program helps qualified patients pay their insurance co-pays so they can get immediate access to prescription medications. Also, helps with transportation and lodging needs. Formerly known as Chronic Disease Fund. Check website for up-to-date covered diagnoses.All CancersCo-PaysFinancial AssistanceLodgingTransportationMedicationNational
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.All CancersCo-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
Provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. Also, if a person is eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, they may be able to assist with your insurance premium. Funding varies, so check website for up-to-date list of covered diagnoses and medications.All CancersCo-PaysFinancial AssistanceMedicationNational
Patient Services, Inc.
Committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription copayments to facilitate positive health and well-being. Check website for up-to-date list of covered diagnoses and medications.All CancersCo-PaysFinancial AssistanceMedicationNational
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CancerCare® gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders for making this resource available: Amgen; Celgene Corporation; Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group; Johnson & Johnson; Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc.; and Novartis Oncology.