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Providing Financial or Practical Help
PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)
1100 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a web platform designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs offered to those who need financial support due to their lack of insurance or inadequate prescription medicine coverage. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the support programs and resources that the biopharmaceutical industry has been offering for decades.All CancersMedicationCo-PaysNational
P.O. Box 219, Gloucester, MA, 01931
Provides accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people who are facing problems paying for medications and health care. Assists those in need in applying to programs and provides health-related education. Provides a searchable database listing pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, government programs, prescription discount cards, disease-based assistance, camps, scholarships and more.All CancersMedicationNational
P.O. Box 66536, St. Louis, MO, 63166
A nonprofit organization that provides affordable medicines for those who qualify financially. Provides 90-day and 180-day supplies of prescription medications, regardless of the number of pills your doctor prescribes per day for most medications. Help is available to people regardless of age or whether they use another discount medicine or patient assistance program, and even to those who currently have a pharmacy benefit, such as Medicare Part D.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
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
421 Butler Farm Rd., Hampton, VA, 23666
Provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. Offers co-payment assistance - check website for up-to-date list of covered diagnoses and medications. Maintains a searchable National Financial Assistance Resource Directory. Provides a Scholarships for Survivors Program.All CancersScholarshipsFinancial AssistanceMedicationFoodHousingTransportationUtilitiesNational
Offers a Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund that provides a one time grant for transportation expenses.
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
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
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