Helpful Financial Resources

Following are some helpful links to financial resources for people with cancer. Simply click on the name to follow a specific link.

 

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

Excellent, multi-faceted resource! CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. 

 

Patient Travel Organization

We provide assistance in the air with commercial airline tickets and volunteer pilots and on the ground with gas cards, bus and train tickets.

First Hand Foundation

First Hand Foundation is an organization that provides funding for individual children—both domestically and globally—who need assistance with clinical necessities (such as surgery, medication and therapy), medical equipment and travel related to care.

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to care for America’s underinsured. When health insurance is not enough, they fill the gap by assisting with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

Patient Advocate Foundation

A national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. 

 

Mission of Hope Cancer Fund (Michigan residents only)

Provides Direct Financial Assistance to cancer patients and their families. 

 

NeedyMeds

A website run by volunteers including an M.D. and a social worker offering information regarding financial assistance for pharmaceuticals. Information includes a listing by drug name as well as pharmaceutical company name. 

 

Genentech Patient Assistance Program 

Financial help for cancer patients. 

 

Oncolink

Coverage for Bone Marrow Transplants and other general financial issues.


The National Children's Cancer Society

Provides financial assistance to any child diagnosed with cancer on or before his/her 18th birthday. Assistance for medical care may include, bone marrow transplant, donor harvest, supplies, respite care, donor harvest, pharmaceuticals, home health care. Assistance for ancillary cost may include transportation, childcare, household expenses, meals, lodging, and insurance 

 

Special Love, Inc.

Provides emergency funds for families in need as well as college scholarships for children diagnosed with cancer.

 

Help Hope Live

To provide financial support to patients through medical assistance grants

 

CancerCare

Support for cancer patients and their families. Financial assistance, information and referrals, community and professional education.  
 

Air Charity Network

National network of pilots who fly patients and their families to get treatment. Patients must be in financial need.

 

AngelFlight

Angel Flight is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.

 

American Childhood Cancer Organization

A nonprofit organization that provides information, peer support, and advocacy through publications, an information clearinghouse, and a network of local support groups.  CCCF maintains a list of organizations to which eligible families may apply for financial assistance.

 

Medicare

A Federal health insurance program. Eligible individuals include those who are 65 or older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65. Medicare may offer reimbursement for some home care services. Cancer patients who qualify for Medicare may also be eligible for coverage of hospice services if they are accepted into a Medicare-certified hospice program. 

 

Veterans Benefits

Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Treatment for service-connected conditions is provided, and treatment for other conditions may be available based on the veteran's financial need.