We've talked about our financial aid programs here before, but it’s good to get a reminder every now and then – especially now that we’re all feeling the crunch a little more with the slowing economy.
First, a few items to keep in mind:
Not all patients will qualify for financial assistance, but the surest way to find out is to contact us for eligibility information.
We receive quite a few applications on a regular basis and process them in the order that they are received, so be assured that we are working very hard to process your application if you have already submitted one.
If you are confused about something on the application, contact us and we’ll explain.
Here is our list of financial aid programs for patients that you may be able to use:
Co-Pay Assistance Program – This program offers financial support for eligible patients towards the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. If you have questions about this program call the Co-Pay Assistance Program at (877) 557-2672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a specialist will assist you.
Patient Financial Aid Program – This program offers financial reimbursement for some medications, transportation and procedures. You can also contact your local chapter, and they will be able to assist you.
Here are a few other educational resources which you may find helpful as you try to figure out how best to manage your finances in relation to health care costs:
Cancer Survivorship: Practical Tips for Managing Your Financial and Insurance Issues – Part 1 | Part 2 – These are .mp3 files, so you’ll need an audio player like Windows Media Player or Real Player – both free - on your computer to listen to them. You may also download the .pdf transcript of this program or access other survivorship-themed audio programs here.
Financial Health Matters – You may download the free .pdf or go through our online order form to receive a printed copy in the mail. This booklet has many helpful financial tips when dealing with health care costs.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact our Information Resource Center by sending a message via our Contact Us form or call us at (800) 955-4572. Our specialists will be happy to assist you.