Cancer - Financial Assistance
Even for the strongest-willed cancer patients fully prepared to fight tooth and nail against cancer, there is one seemingly simple first step – paying for treatment – that can prove an insurmountable obstacle.
Keeping up with your treatment regimen is vital, but without the proper financial support, cancer patients can find it difficult to even start. To help you, Weitz & Luxenberg has compiled this list of resources for financial support for cancer patients. These sites aid patients with financial assistance for medical bills, co-pays, and even travel expenses.
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The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition houses a database of programs equipped to provide financial assistance for lung cancer patients and people with other cancers.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation can assist cancer patients with its state-by-state guide to financial support for cancer patients.
Foundation for Health Coverage Education.
The Foundation for Health Coverage Education assists cancer patients with information concerning insurance coverage – vital for patients about to undertake cancer treatment. Their helpline can be reached at 1 (800) 234-1317.
The Hill-Burton Facilities, located in select regions nationwide, provide healthcare to cancer patients for free or at reduced rates.
The Hospital Victims project is another charity helping to provide financial support for cancer patients. Their focus is on helping uninsured patients.
CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
The CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance Foundation provides financial assistance for lung cancer patients by way of Co-Pay financing. Their customer service department is reachable at 1 (866) 552-6729.
Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network Foundation is another program equipped to provide financial assistance for lung cancer patients. Their customer service department is reachable at 1 (866) 316-7263.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Center
The Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Center is another organization geared toward helping lung cancer patients afford their treatments. Their customer service department is reachable at 1 (866) 512-3861.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is dedicated to providing financial assistance for uninsured or underinsured patients who need help affording their medications. Their customer service department can be reached at 1 (888) 477-2669.
Needy Meds is an online resource containing helpful facts about pharmaceutical programs and government assistance.
CancerCare, mentioned above, provides financial assistance for cancer patients in need of transportation, childcare, homecare, and medication. They can be reached at 1 (800) 813-HOPE.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a wide-ranging resource for cancer patients. They have programs that help provide transportation for patients attending medical appointments. 1 (800) ACS-2345.
National Patient Travel Center
The National Patient Travel Center is another group providing financial assistance for cancer patients in the form of help with transportation, including long-distance air travel. 1 (800) 296-1217.
Joe’s House helps cancer patients find places to stay near the treatment facilities they travel to. They provide a variety of other helpful resources as well. 1 (877) 563-7468.