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    Programs that pay the hospital bills, doctor bills, laboratory expenses or other health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary health care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain medical care. Medical bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.

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    American Cancer SocietyPublic and professional education through programs, speakers, films, literature and seminars. The Patient Service Dept. may provide assistance with medication costs, transportation, home-care equipment, wigs, bed pads, surgical dressings, housing for out of town patients and families. Variety of gift items (wigs) and financial assistance (if eligible) may be offered.AlleghenyAmerican Cancer Society -Western RegionAmerican Cancer Society
    American Cancer Society - LancasterProvides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services Patient services include: - Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment - Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork - Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support. -Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided. -Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.LancasterAmerican Cancer Society - Lancaster UnitAmerican Cancer Society
    American Kidney FundConducts health education initiatives and legislative advocacy on behalf of people with or at risk for kidney disease. Provides information on kidney disease through an internet and telephone helpline, free kidney screenings to the public and treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients. American Kidney FundAmerican Kidney Fund
    Angel 34 FoundationVoluntary health organization advocates and supports research into pediatric cancers. Donates ICEE machines to children's hospitals, offers a pet therapy program, provides financial assistance to children with cancer and their families, awards scholarships to students entering medical studies and supports the continuing search for a cure. Angel 34 FoundationAngel 34 Foundation
    Brenda Mehling Cancer FundThe Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.Brenda Mehling Cancer FundBrenda Mehling Cancer Fund
    CancerCareA cancer diagnosis turns a person’s world upside down--emotionally, physically and financially. CancerCare® can help. We provide telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of our services are free of charge. Explore our website to learn more, and call us at 800-813-HOPE (4673). CancerCareCancerCare
    CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment AssistanceWelcome to CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you afford your co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. We provide this assistance to help make sure you get the care you need by giving you the ability to pay for and complete your treatment. We provide easy, seamless, same-day approval through PORTAL, our proven, state-of-the-art platform. You never have to wait. You will always know the same day whether you’re approved. As a CancerCare® partner organization, CancerCare® Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is also unique. Since 1944, CancerCare® has provided free high-quality, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Rooted in this tradition, CCAF provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care. CancerCareCancerCare
    Cancer Caring Center - Young Adult Cancer Support (YACS) - Financial AssistanceAwards young adult cancer patients and survivors, aged 18-39, with financial assistance grants to assist with the financial burden that cancer causes. Each grant covers $150 worth of treatment and/or non-treatment related needs that are not covered by insurance, including (but not limited to): co-pays, rent, utilities, medical bills, groceries, transportation, etc. Funds are limited, based on availability, and are only offered to those who meet all qualifications.AlleghenyCancer Caring Center - Specialty GroupsCancer Caring Center
    Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. They join forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:
    • Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations;
    • Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations;
    • Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
    CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance. If you would like to have your organization considered for listing in our database, please complete our submission form.
    Cancer Financial Assistance CoalitionCancer Financial Assistance Coalition
    Caring For LifeTo assist Warren County families with a child who has a chronic, serious illness, either physical or mental. Offers reimbursement for medical related expenses and also offer an online support group.WarrenCaring For LifeCaring For Life
    Caring Voice Coalition- Financial Assistance - Provides financial grants to alleviate the burden of medication copayments and health insurance premiums, allowing patients to start and remain on their prescription therapies. - Alternate Coverage - Patients often have trouble finding affordable health insurance plans or may encounter issues they’re unable to resolve. CVC insurance specialists investigate, review and explain patients’ current benefits to them. They work with all insurance types—commercial, government and exchanges—to resolve issues and help patients identify and explore sources of new or improved coverage. CVC is a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization for Marketplace services under the Affordable Care Act. - Social Security Disability - CVC’s Social Security disability program supports patients through the various stages of the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance application process. Patient advocates coordinate supporting evidence, assess eligibility, submit claims for benefits and draft arguments. Caring Voice CoalitionCaring Voice Coalition
    Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is a tax-exempt organization of Coast Guard people assisting the entire Coast Guard family, including active duty, retired military, Coast Guard civilian employees, Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Health Service officers serving with the Coast Guard, and surviving family members. Most assistance is provided through interest-free loans and personal grants. Education assistance programs support members and dependents in their pursuit of academic goals. Other types of assistance include emergency travel, temporary living expenses, funeral expenses, loss of funds or property, disaster relief, medical and dental expenses, home studies expenses for adoptions, and debt management. There is also a Layette Program to welcome infants. Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Finance, Financial Aid - Medical Care Expense AssistanceUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Finance, Financial AidEvangelical Community Hospital
    First Hand FoundationAssists individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. The foundation helps with clinical necessities (such as medication and surgical expenses), medical equipment and travel related to a child's care. The foundation also works with doctors, hospitals and equipment providers to discount their services. First Hand FoundationFirst Hand Foundation
    Healing the Children - Medical Expense AssistanceNonprofit organization dedicated to providing donated medical and surgical care to impoverished children in the United States and throughout the world. Also recruits host families who care for a child from abroad while he/she receives treatment.Healing the ChildrenHealing the Children
    HealthWell FoundationThe HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to assist with your insurance premium. Please keep in mind that the HealthWell Foundation currently does not assist with the following expenses:
    • Office visits,
    • Administration or infusion costs,
    • Medical equipment and supplies,
    • Medical transportation,
    • Health insurance premium costs for an entire family,
    • Deductibles that apply to treatments and services that are not eligible for your approved disease fund,
    • Pharmacy compounding costs,
    • Over-the-counter treatments,
    • Treatments for side effects (e.g. nausea).
    HealthWell FoundationHealthWell Foundation
    Healthy Community NetworkA collaboration of private and public partners working to improve access to healthcare services for those in our region who are uninsured and underinsured. Wellspan, Memorial Hospital, Hanover Hospital, Family First Health, York City Bureau of Health, Community Progress Council, United Way of York County, Forsight Vision, York County Assistance Office, York County Human Services and other community partners. Services may include: Access to doctor visits, emergency visits, labs, x-rays and other testing. HYN patients who have certain chronic conditions are enrolled in “HealthCompanion” which help people understand and care for their disease more effectively. HealthCompanion provides focused oversight of care for patients with specific diseases. Access to specialty services through York Hospital Specialty Clinic and Memorial Hospital clinic. Medications will be provided through the Healthy Community Pharmacy. All HYN eligible patients will be able to get their prescriptions filled at this pharmacy for the cost of the generic medication plus a small dispensing fee. For brand name drugs not available at the pharmacy, staff will assist with completing pharmacy assistance forms for $5 a form. There is no fee to belong to HYN at this time. The discount on care will depend on the doctor and the person’s financial status. People will receive discounts from the doctors participating within the HYN network. Doctors outside of HYN may or may not discount care. Patients are encouraged to talk with their doctors about fees they may be charged. A $15 co-pay will be charged for office visits. A $20 co-pay will be charged at ReadyCare. A $30 co-pay will be charge at Emergency Room. Family First Health uses a different method of discounting services. Please contact them directly for information at 845-8617 YorkHealthy Community NetworkWellSpan Health
    Hilarity for Charity - Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant ProgramProvides in-home care to families affected by this disease and to give these families support and rest. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program will award three types of Grants: “Year Long Grants” which consist of 25 hours per week for 52 weeks; “Mid Length Grants” which consist of 15 hours per week for 52 weeks to be used in hourly increments agreed upon by you and your local provider, and within the calendar year; and “Short Term Relief Grants” which consist of a one-time 25-hour grant to be used in hourly increments agreed upon by you and your local provider, and within calendar year.Hilarity for CharityHilarity for Charity
    Keystone Patient Financial ServicesKeystone Health’s Patient Financial Services department can help you understand your medical bill and payment process for services rendered at Keystone Family Medicine, Keystone Behavioral Health, Keystone Internal Medicine, Keystone Women’s Care, Keystone Pediatrics, Keystone Urgent Care, Keystone Audiology and Speech, and Keystone Cardiology. We offer payment plans and financial assistance.FranklinKeystone HealthKeystone Health
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsEstablished 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:
    • Travel Benefits
    • Insurance Plans
    • Cancer Grants
    • Health Screening Services
    • Home Shopping
    • Credit Card
    • Prescription Savings
    • Scholarships
    Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign WarsVeterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
    Lisa's Lady BugsPatient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.JeffersonLisa's Lady BugsLisa's Lady Bugs
    Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer FoundationThe primary purpose of our foundation is to provide financial assistance to ovarian cancer patients and their families. We offer support for most financial needs from basic housekeeping to help with larger medical expenses.Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer FoundationMary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation
    National Patient Travel HelplineThe nation's only single source of referral information on the full spectrum of charitable long-distance air medical transport options. This Helpline offers a 24/7 service.4620 Haygood Rd, Suite 1, Virginia Beach VA (National Patient Travel Helpline)Mercy Medical Aircraft
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:
    • Co-Pay Relief Program;
    • Outreach Programs;
    • Prevention assistance;
    • Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
    Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief ProgramPatient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:
    • To the Doctor,
    • To the Pharmacy,
    • To the Patient Directly.
    Patient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
    Pennsylvania Wounded WarriorsOffers Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, their families, or Pennsylvania veterans with medical emergencies in their families financial assistance. Helps wounded warriors with home repairs, utility payments, short term rent or mortgage payments, medical bills and medical equipment not covered under current government programs and educational programs to prepare for college under the GI Bill.CumberlandPennsylvania Wounded WarriorsWounded Warrior Project
    Pine Grove LionessProvides eye screening for kindergarteners, college scholarships, and assists community members in Northern Tier townships and boroughs in time of illness and disaster.WarrenPine Grove LionessPine Grove Lioness
    Pine Grove Lions ClubAssists individuals with sight impairments in the following communities: Elk, Pine Grove, Farmington, Sugar Grove, and Freehold townships, and Sugar Grove and Bear Lake boroughs. WarrenPine Grove Lions ClubPine Grove Lions Club
    Pink Tie AffairAssists men and women in the Pittsburgh area who are challenged with breast cancer. Provides financial assistance to those who have come during their difficult struggle with breast cancer.AlleghenyPink Tie AffairPink Tie Affair
    Prince of Peace Center - Emergency ServicesProvides support for rent payments, utility bills, furniture, food, medical payments, and other needs to single, working men and women in our community. Thrift store provides appliances, furniture, clothing, and items to assist those in need.MercerEmergency ServicesPrince of Peace Center
    Samaritan FellowshipEmergency financial assistance through payment to vendor for shelter,utility assistance,fuel,and medications. In addition, this agency provides auto repairs,and more. Applications are filed and recipients are interviewed Saturday mornings between 8:00-10:00 am.CumberlandSamaritan FellowshipSamaritan Fellowship
    Strings for a CURE FoundationProvides help directly to cancer patients, focusing on breast cancer patients. Provides gas, grocery and pharmacy gift cards to cancer patients, primarily those with breast cancer. They also provide comfort baskets, educational materials and medical grants to these patients. ErieStrings for a CURE FoundationStrings for a CURE Foundation
    Summit Care Program - Chambersburg & Waynesboro Hospital ProgramsChambersburg and Waynesboro Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program, also referred to as Summit Care, exists to provide discounted emergent or medically necessary services to eligible patients. Eligible Services are emergent or medically necessary healthcare services provided and billed by Summit hospitals. Some exclusions apply such as cosmetic procedures, non-emergent care that is sought out of network, or non-emergent services sought without regard to preauthorization requirements. FranklinSummit Care ProgramSummit Health
    Summit Care Program - Summit Physician ServicesSummit Physician Services Discount Program provides discounts ranging from 50% to almost 100% based on individual family financial needs. However, no service will be offered free of charge. Summit Physician Services only offers discounts to patients who have applied for and been denied Pennsylvania Medical Assistance coverage. Patients must provide their Pennsylvania Medical Assistance denial to Summit Physician Services before discounts through the Summit Care Discount Program will be given. Without the denial, patients without insurance coverage shall be offered the Standard Prompt Pay Discount. Routine office visits and elective surgical procedures shall be rescheduled, until the Medical Assistance denial is received or payment is made by the patient. Patients with insurance shall be expected to pay their respective co-pays or co-insurance at time of service, until the Medical Assistance denial is provided to the office.FranklinSummit Care ProgramSummit Health
    Tionesta Lions ClubProvide assistance with eye exams, glasses and hearing aids with income qualification.WarrenTionesta Lions ClubTionesta Lions Club
    Union Aid SocietyServices provided by the Union Aid Society to residents of the Quaker Valley School District, include emergency funding for rent, medical bills, food and utilities; affordable apartments for low income seniors; and Back to School, Thanksgiving and Holiday gift card programs. Scholarships for high school seniors and adults over 25. AlleghenyUnion Aid SocietyUnion Aid Society
    United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Medical and Dental ProgramCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means. Medical and dental assistance from CGMA is limited to those extraordinary, unexpected, emergency situations where, after careful planning and budgeting, a demonstrated financial need remains, after having utilized all available resources. Medical, dental, or hospital expenses must be medically required, not elective. In all cases, the client must have a demonstrated financial need for assistance after utilizing all available resources. While CGMA cannot act as an insurance company, CGMA can provide assistance to help clients through the emergency and reestablish their normal lifestyle for expenses not covered for by TRICARE, the Coast Guard, other government agencies, private insurance coverage (including TRICARE supplements), or other organizations. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual. Examples of Authorized Medical and Dental Assistance:
    • Provider Won't Proceed Without Payment,
    • Mental Heath and Family Counseling,
    • Patient's Cost Share,
    • Durable Medical Equipment,
    • Prosthetic Devices,
    • Rehabilitation Care, Nursing Care, Home Care, or Respite Care,
    • Orthodontia,
    • Long Term Dental Care,
    • Travel, Transportation and Incidental Expenses,
    • Special Situations Requiring Board of Control Approval.
    United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
    Vickie's Angel WalkHelping families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills due to the cancer. Financial help from Vickie's Angel Walk can be used for both medical and non medical expenses. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, house heating expenses, co-pays, medical premiums and prescriptions. Help is given in blocks of three months at a time.CumberlandVickie's Angel WalkVickie's Angel Walk
    Warren Lioness ClubService organization whose main focus is to provide eye, vision, and diabetes related services to those who need them. WarrenWarren Lioness ClubWarren Lioness Club
    Warren Lions ClubTo help the sight impaired. We offer assistance for eye exams and glasses.WarrenWarren Lions ClubWarren Lions Club

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