Grants for Cancer Patients

Resource Section for our Patients

Linchitz Medical Wellness is committed to helping our patients in every way possible. With this resource section, we provide the most current support, free information and educational materials available for anyone seeking additional help either directly from our facility or from outside agencies. If you have any questions or need further help on the materials in this page, contact us at: info@linchitzwellness.com.

Financial assistance for cancer patients

GRANTS AND NON-PROFIT FUNDING SOURCES FOR CANCER PATIENTS

This page is assembled by S.IM.R. - Staff Institute for Medical Research - a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to independent research, education public awareness and community outreach for the pursuit of information advancement in the battle against chronic diseases. The following information in this section is assembled from public research and is a free listing of organizations providing grants and financial support for individuals suffering or recovering from cancer. Linchitz Medical Wellness provides this listing as an information resource section for anyone seeking financial aid and does not have an affiliation with any particular agency or organization.

DISCLAIMER: Linchitz Medical Wellness and Dr. Jesse A. Stoff does not make any claims pertaining to any of the institutions or funding information listed and take any responsibility or liability for the outcome of any applications for the listed resources. No furtner information about any of the institutions nor funding programs (other than the links and contact information listed here) are available. 

FOUNDATIONS AND ORGS
www.lls.org : Financial Assistance for Leukemia & Lymphoma


DIRECTORY SITES
www.grants.gov : established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.

www.cancercarecopay.org    866-55-COPAY
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
 View all of CancerCare’s resources to help you better cope with financial concerns »


GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE
There are a number of federal and state programs that provide financial benefits to individuals and families. These benefits, known as entitlements, are primarily set up for low-income households, the elderly, and the disabled. Each entitlement has eligibility requirements. There are also programs administered through state governments that can help with health care related needs. Government assistance programs include:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Information on public assistance and food stamps
Check phonebook for your local office
www.hhs.gov

U.S. Administration on Aging
Benefits for older adults
800-677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
(Eldercare Locator finds resources in your community)

Social Security Administration
800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800-633-4227


FROM STUPIDCANCER.ORG

Andre Sobel River Of Life Foundation, 310-276-7111
Presents an unrestricted annual cash award to young people who have survived a life-threatening illness. 

The Bone Marrow Foundation, 800-365-1336
The Bone Marrow Foundation offers financial assistance and free support services to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families.  www.bonemarrow.org

Cancer For College, 760-599-5096
Provides hope and inspiration by awarding college scholarships to cancer patients and cancer survivors attending an accredited school or university in the US during the award period. High school seniors and current college students eligible to apply. Applications accepted October 1 through January 31. 

Cancer Survivor's Fund, 281-437-7142
Scholarships and financial assistance to help young adults obtain prosthetics or continue their education for personal growth. 

for a complete list of charities and cancer-related foundations, visit: www.StupidCancer.org

FROM BEST ANSWER FOR CANCER

We know the cost of treatments is a burden; both traditional methods and alternative methods leave the patient in financial straits.
We offer the following and encourage you to share other opportunities. Best Answer for Cancer Foundation has limited financial assistance and is available to patients who work with physicians on our Physician’s Directory. The money goes directly to the clinic towards the cost of treatment.
You may wish to use online tools like CrowdSource and GoFundMe.

We’ll share with you a list of resources and hope that you’ll send us additional resources that you find.

Here’s the 2016 List from Cancer.net: National service organizations
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a group of national organizations that provide financial help to patients. CFAC provides a searchable database of financial resources.

CancerCare‘s financial assistance programs (800-813-4673) provide limited financial assistance for people affected by cancer.

The HealthWellFoundation (800-675-8416) is an independent, non-profit organization that helps insured patients with a chronic, life-altering disease afford their medications.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s patient financial aid program (800-955-4572) provides limited financial assistance to patients diagnosed with a blood cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma) with significant financial need to help defray treatment-related expenses.

The National Foundation for Transplants (800-489-3863) provides fundraising assistance for patients needing transplants, including bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

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LOCAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Local service or volunteer organizations such as Catholic Charities, Jewish Social Services, the Lions Club,

Lutheran Social Services, the Salvation Army, and others may offer financial assistance. Some of these organizations offer grants to help cover the cost of treatment and other expenses, while others provide assistance with specific services or products, such as travel or medications. A social worker or an Internet search can provide you with a list of organizations. Many hospitals and clinics also maintain a list of service organizations in the community.

The American Cancer Society (800-227-2345) and the local United Way office can also direct people to services in their community.

The Department of Social Services in your city or county may provide food, housing, and other general assistance services. Sometimes they may offer direct financial assistance. Check the local telephone directory or online for contact information.

Community-based groups, such as local churches, synagogues, mosques, and lodges may also provide assistance for people with cancer, sometimes even if the person is not a member of that particular organization or religion. Some hospitals also have private funds available for patients in need.

Often, cancer advocacy and patient information groups have resources for patients.
Get a list of patient information resources to connect to cancer organizations nationwide.


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HOUSING ASSISTANCE

The Healthcare Hospitality Network (800-542-9730) is an association of more than 200 nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment away from home.

The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge (800-227-2345) gives cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay while receiving treatment in another city. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States.

Joe’s House (877-563-7468) is a nonprofit organization providing a nation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers.

Ronald McDonald House Charities
(630-623-7048) offer free or reduced-cost lodging for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

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TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Air Care Alliance (888-260-9707) offers a central listing of free transportation services provided by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.

Air Charity Network (877-621-7177) coordinates free air transportation for people in need through various organizations around the United States.

Air Compassion for Veterans (888-662-6794) provides wounded warriors, veterans, and their family members with medical air transportation through commercial airline tickets, air ambulance services, and other programs.

Angel Airline Samaritans (800-296-1217) facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets to and from distant specialized medical evaluations or treatments for people with cancer in need and their families. The Corporate Angel Network (866-328-1313) arranges free air transportation for people with cancer traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.

LifeLine Pilots (800-822-7972) are volunteer pilots who donate their time and all flight expenses to people in need of free transportation for on-going treatment, diagnosis, and follow-up care.

Mercy Medical Angels (888-675-1405) offers free or low-cost transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment.

National Patient Travel Center (800-296-1217) provides information about long-distance travel for people with cancer and their families in need of travel.

PALS (Patient AirLift Services) (888-818-1231) has a network of volunteer pilots who provides people with chronic illnesses air transport services at no cost.

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MEDICATION & TREATMENT COST ASSISTANCE

Medication assistance programs grid for patients (PDF), which is compiled, updated, and generously provided by Wendalyn Andrews, Practice Manager, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona. (Last updated: April 2015)

Chronic Disease Fund (877-968-7233) helps underinsured patients with a chronic disease obtain medication.

NeedyMeds.com (800-503-6897) is an information source on companies that offer patient assistance programs. These programs help those who cannot afford medications to obtain them at no or low cost through the manufacturer.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888-477-2669) helps qualifying patients who lack prescription drug coverage obtain the medications they need.

The Patient Access Network Foundation (866-316-7263) assists patients with out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.

Patient Services, Inc. (800-366-7741) provides assistance with insurance premiums and co-payments for people with chronic diseases.

RxHope.com (877-267-0517) helps patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications.

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GENERAL FINANCIAL INFO

The American Childhood Cancer Organization maintains a list of organizations offering financial assistance.

The Assist Fund (855-845-3663) provides financial support to chronically ill patients with high-cost medications.

The Patient Advocate Foundation
(800-532-5274) provides education, legal counseling, and referrals for people with cancer who need assistance managing insurance, financial, debt crisis, and job discrimination issues.

CancerCare‘s Tips for Finding Financial Assistance section, Financial Help for People with Cancer fact sheet, and the publication A Helping Hand – Financial Edition provide information on financial resources.

Cancer Family Relief Fund is a charitable organization that encourages and facilitates grants to children whose parent or guardian is struggling with a diagnosis of cancer. These grants support the children’s extracurricular activities so that they may feel some sense of normalcy as their parent focuses on treatment and recovery.

Financial Health Matters, a booklet available from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, offers information and tips on money management, health insurance, and financial resources.

The LIVE STRONG Foundation
offers a section on insurance and financial assistance.

The National Cancer Institute offers links to support and resources, including information about cancer support organizations, finances, insurance, and hospice and home care.
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