|American Cancer Society||Public 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.||Allegheny||American Cancer Society -Western Region||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Lancaster||Provides 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.||Lancaster||American Cancer Society - Lancaster Unit||American Cancer Society|
|American Kidney Fund||Conducts 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 Fund||American Kidney Fund|
|Angel 34 Foundation||Voluntary 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 Foundation||Angel 34 Foundation|
|Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund||The 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 Fund||Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund|
|CancerCare||Provides 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 services are free of charge.
|CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment Assistance||Helps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs.
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.
|Cancer Caring Center - Young Adult Cancer Support (YACS) - Financial Assistance||Awards 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 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.
Call 412-622-1212 for grant amount and further details.||Allegheny||Cancer Caring Center - Specialty Groups||Cancer Caring Center|
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer 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:|
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.
- 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.
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition|
|Caring For Life||To 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.||Warren||Caring For Life||Caring 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 Coalition||Caring Voice Coalition|
|Coast Guard Mutual Assistance||Coast 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 Assistance||Coast Guard Mutual Assistance|
|First Hand Foundation||Assists 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 Foundation||First Hand Foundation|
|Four Diamonds Fund||Assistance for medical expenses, psycho/social support and case management for children with cancer and their families.||Dauphin||Four Diamonds Fund||Four Diamonds Fund|
|Healing the Children - Medical Expense Assistance||Nonprofit 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 Children||Healing the Children|
|HealthWell Foundation||The 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 Foundation||HealthWell Foundation|
|Healthy Community Network||Access to doctor visits, emergency visits, labs, x-rays, and other testing are eligible for discounts. Serves residents in four counties: Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.
HealthyCare Card (HCC) is a program of Healthy Community Network (HCN).
HCN is a collaboration with Health care providers and social service agencies who are committed to working together to improve access to healthcare services for those in our region who are uninsured or under-insured.
A person must enroll in health insurance if eligible for it. (For example: Medicare, Medicaid or commercial insurance through a job. A completed application with proof of income and assets will determine what discounts a person may be eligible to receive.
A person with the HCC and no other prescription coverage will be given a list of pharmacies where prescriptions can be dispensed at a discount. The discount on other care will depend on the provider’s participation with the HCN network. Providers not taking the HCC may or may not discount care. Patients are encouraged to talk with the providers/office staff about the fees they may be charged.||York||Healthy Community Network||WellSpan Health|
|Hilarity for Charity - Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program||Provides 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 Charity||Hilarity for Charity|
|Keystone Patient Financial Services||Keystone 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.||Franklin||Keystone Health||Keystone Health |
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Established 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
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Lisa's Lady Bugs||Patient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.||Jefferson||Lisa's Lady Bugs||Lisa's Lady Bugs|
|Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation||The 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 Foundation||Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation|
|National Patient Travel Helpline||The 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 Foundation||Patient 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 Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief Program||Patient 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 Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors||PAWW is an independent statewide non-profit 501©(3) organization providing support to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Veterans in Crisis, and their families. We are not affiliated with nor a part of any national organization, including Wounded Warrior Project, and we do not receive any funds from them. We provide emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses. We pay directly to landlords, vendors and creditors.||Cumberland||Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors||Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW)|
|Pine Grove Lioness||Provides eye screening for kindergarteners, college scholarships, and assists community members in Northern Tier townships and boroughs in time of illness and disaster.||Warren||Pine Grove Lioness||Pine Grove Lioness|
|Pine Grove Lions Club||Assists individuals with sight impairments in the following communities: Elk, Pine Grove, Farmington, Sugar Grove, and Freehold townships, and Sugar Grove and Bear Lake boroughs. ||Warren||Pine Grove Lions Club||Pine Grove Lions Club|
|Pink Tie Affair||Assists 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.||Allegheny||Pink Tie Affair||Pink Tie Affair|
|Prince of Peace Center - Emergency Services||Provides 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.||Mercer||Emergency Services||Prince of Peace Center|
|Samaritan Fellowship||Calls to Samaritan Fellowship are ONLY received on Saturday morning.
Emergency financial assistance through payment to vendor for rent, utility assistance, auto repair, fuel, and medications.
Please, note the intake process: Applications may be downloaded online. They are also available Saturday morning and recipients are interviewed Saturday mornings between 7:45am to 10:00 am.
(Samaritan Fellowship entry to indicate that it meets at Carlisle UMC but is not part of Carlisle UMC. Please do not contact Carlisle UMC for housing assistance.) Please note: This service is only HOUSED at the church. They are SEPARATE from the church. Samaritan Fellowship ONLY answers the phone on SATURDAY mornings. PLEASE, do NOT call the church directly, they do not have any information. Thank you.||Cumberland||Samaritan Fellowship||Samaritan Fellowship|
|Strings for a CURE Foundation||Provides 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. ||Erie||Strings for a CURE Foundation||Strings for a CURE Foundation|
|Summit Care Program - Chambersburg & Waynesboro Hospital Programs||Chambersburg 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.
||Franklin||Summit Care Program||Summit Health |
|Summit Care Program - Summit Physician Services||Summit 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.||Franklin||Summit Care Program||Summit Health |
|Tionesta Lions Club||Provide assistance with eye exams, glasses and hearing aids with income qualification.||Warren||Tionesta Lions Club||Tionesta Lions Club|
|Union Aid Society||Services 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.
||Allegheny||Union Aid Society||Union Aid Society|
|United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Medical and Dental Program||Coast 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,
- Long Term Dental Care,
- Travel, Transportation and Incidental Expenses,
- Special Situations Requiring Board of Control Approval.
|United States Coast Guard||United States Department of Homeland Security|
|Vickie's Angel Walk||Helping 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.||Cumberland||Vickie's Angel Walk||Vickie's Angel Walk|
|Warren Lioness Club||Service organization whose main focus is to provide eye, vision, and diabetes related services to those who need them. ||Warren||Warren Lioness Club||Warren Lioness Club|
|Warren Lions Club||To help the sight impaired. We offer assistance for eye exams and glasses.||Warren||Warren Lions Club||Warren Lions Club|