|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 - Armstrong Unit||24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available.
||Armstrong||American Cancer Society - Armstrong Unit||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Greensburg||Works to eliminate cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service. Specific services include transportation, support programs and wigs as well as community education.||Indiana||American Cancer Society -Western Region||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society I Can Cope Program||Educational series that include "Learning about Cancer," "Understanding Treatments," "Managing the Side Effects of Illness and Treatment," " Communicating Concerns and Feelings," and "Taking Charge of Money Matters."||Allegheny||American Cancer Society -Western Region||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Information and Referral Services - Berks||Provides information to callers and referrals to appropriate community resources through:
- Cancer Resource Connection with other non-ACS related Services
- 24/7 hotline
- Support Network||Berks||American Cancer Society - Berks Unit||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Information Services|
- Provide a toll-free number with trained cancer information specialists available 24/7 to help patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options and to connect them to local support.
|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 Cancer Society - Lehigh Valley||Provides information on different types of cancer and treatment options, funds research on cancer and advocates on behalf of people affected by cancer. General information on clinical trials is available online.
||Northampton||American Cancer Society - Lehigh Valley||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society Road to Recovery ( Transportation )||A medical transportation program that offers cancer patients rides to outpatient treatment through the efforts of volunteers. Rides available in Allegheny County.||Allegheny||American Cancer Society -Western Region||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Washington Unit||24-hour toll free phone number for up-to-date cancer information. Patient services and/or to volunteer locally, and for special event information. Transportation expenses; reimbursed to cancer patients for trips to treatment, medical assistance, support groups; educational brochures and information available.
||Washington||American Cancer Society - Washington Unit||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society, York County||Information and guidance
Support systems & education for cancer patients & family
Transportation to/from cancer treatments
Wig boutique - wigs, turbans; due to side effects of chemotherapy
Limited financial assistance for prescription medications; through patient service center 1-888-227-5445 option #1
Public health education/cancer research. 'I can cope', education program for cancer patients and family
Nutritional information for healthy eating habits
Literature, videos, free speakers available
Look good - feel better for patients suffering from appearance related side effects from chemotherapy and radiation call 1-888-227-5445 for dates and times
||York||American Cancer Society, York County||American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania|
|American Institute for Cancer Research||Fosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight management to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public about the results
Provides a wide range of educational programs, quarterly newsletter, Nutrition Hotline, Cancer Resource for newly diagnosed patients, online Cancer Patients and Survivors section, memorial donations, gift annuities and estate planning
||American Institute for Cancer Research||American Institute For Cancer Research|
|Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association||Assists Beaver County residents in the prevention of cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases, by sponsoring or providing support services and education programs.||Beaver||Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association||Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association|
|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 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|
|Cancer Information Service||Specialists can help with the following:
- Answer questions about cancer and help with quitting smoking
- Help navigate the National Cancer Institute website (cancer.gov)
- Provide information on their printed and electronic materials
- Provide access to comprehensive accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment.
All services are confidential, and are for general knowledge. Specialists don't provide medical advice or recommend specific doctors or institutions.||Cancer Information Service||Cancer Information Service|
|Cancer Resource Connection||Provides answers to questions about cancer by phone and literature about prevention, diagnosis, detection, cause, and treatment of many forms of cancer. Referrals are given to nationwide research clinics and hospitals. Also provides patient services, i.e., wigs, medication assistance, transportation.||Dauphin||Cancer Resource Connection||Cancer Resource Connection |
|Cancer Support Group for Women||A member-driven support group for any woman who has been affected by cancer - from those who have recently been diagnosed with the disease to those undergoing treatment to those who have been cured as well as family and friends who are affected as caregivers.||Dauphin||Thrive||Thrive |
|CanSurmont||Provide support for people newly diagnosed with cancer and are in treatment.||Cumberland||Health South Rehabilitation, Hospital of Mechanicsburg||HealthSouth Rehabilitation|
|Cleaning for a Reason||Cleaning services for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Cleaning for a Reason partners with professional residential maid services who are insured or insured or bonded and perform background checks on their employees to participate in the foundation. The companies have agreed to take 2 patients at a time and offer each patient 4 free cleanings, 1 a month for 4 consecutive months as a way to give back to their community. We accept cancer patient applications online, receive physician’s verification of treatment, and match the patients with our maid service partners.||Cleaning for a Reason||Cleaning for a Reason|
|Corporate Angel Network - Emergency Medical Transportation||CAN is a nationwide program that arranges free air transportation for cancer patients by using available seats on corporate aircraft being flown on business trips. Patients must be able to walk, climb aircraft stairs and not be on oxygen, IV or other life support. Adult patients may bring one companion, children can be accompanied by 2 adult companions, all as space available.
||Corporate Angel Network, Inc.||Corporate Angel Network, Inc.|
|Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc. - Pathways||Offers in-home support for women with cancer while they are dealing with chemotherapy, radiation, cancer surgery or treatment. Services provided:
Light Housekeeping ~ dusting, vacuuming, organizing
Sanitize kitchen and bathroom
Laundry and Linen Changes
Shopping and Errands
Personal Care ~ help with bathing, dressing, grooming
Caregiver Relief ~ for caregivers who need periodic relief
|Beaver||Homemaker - Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County||Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County, Inc.|
|Lisa's Lady Bugs||Patient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.||Jefferson||Lisa's Lady Bugs||Lisa's Lady Bugs|
|Look Good - Feel Better, American Cancer Society, York County||A free program designed to help women conceal loss of hair, skin problems, and other side effects resulting from chemotherapy and radiation treatments.||York||American Cancer Society, York County||American Cancer Society - Southeast Region - Pennsylvania|
|Look Good Feel Better - Lancaster||Free, non-medical group program that teaches women how to cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Each participant is provided with a cosmetic kit containing cosmetics and skin care products specific to their skin tone. Registration is required.||Lancaster||American Cancer Society - Lancaster Unit||American Cancer Society|
|Monongahela Valley Hospital - Cancer Support Group||Open to all cancer patients and their families||Washington||Monongahela Valley Hospital Support Groups||Monongahela Valley Hospital|
|Our Clubhouse||Provides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.||Allegheny||Our Clubhouse||Our Clubhouse|
|Our Clubhouse Westmoreland||Provides a meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Offers support and networking groups. Formerly known as Gilda's club.||Westmoreland||Our Clubhouse||Our Clubhouse|
|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|
|Penn Highlands - Cancer Support Group - Bri's Angels||Offers support to those dealing with the effects of cancer.||Clearfield||Penn Highlands||Penn Highlands|
|Penn Highlands - Prostate Cancer Support Group||Open to patients and survivors of Prostate Cancer||Clearfield||Penn Highlands||Penn Highlands|
|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|
|Reach to Recovery - Berks||Contact with a woman facing a diagnosis of breast cancer by a breast cancer survivor. All visitors/callers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards.||Berks||American Cancer Society - Berks Unit||American Cancer Society|
|Reach To Recovery Support Group - Lancaster||Volunteers provide one-to-one support for individuals who have had breast cancer. Volunteers have had breast cancer, completed treatment and have received training from the Cancer Society.
||Lancaster||American Cancer Society - Lancaster Unit||American Cancer Society|
|Road to Recovery - Berks||Program that assist ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer treatment. For Berks County residents going to cancer-related appointments in Berks County or Pottstown Hospital in Montgomery County only.||Berks||American Cancer Society - Berks Unit||American Cancer Society|
|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|
|The Washington Hospital - Living Each Day||Individuals with cancer, their families, and friends are welcome. The relaxed supportive atmosphere provides an opportunity to share, thoughts, feelings and concerns.||Washington||The Washington Hospital - Support Groups||The Washington Hospital|
|United Way Of Clarion County - Community Cancer Care Fund||Provides financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, gas cards, food and other necessaries.||Clarion||United Way Of Clarion County||United Way Of Clarion County|
|UPMC Cancer Information and Referral Service||Provides information about cancer and cancer-related topics, including prevention and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, emotional support services, nursing and patient care, rehabilitation, referrals, and community resources and education||Allegheny||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|UPMC Horizon - Cancer Support Group||Support group for Cancer patients||Mercer||UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley Campus||UPMC Horizon|
|UPMC Passavant - Living With Cancer Support Group||This support group for cancer patients and their families meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00pm-9:00pm, in the Support Services Building The group is sponsored by the Burger King Cancer Center.
||Allegheny||UPMC Health System Passavant Hospital||UPMC Passavant|
|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|
|Victory Seekers: Cancer and Long term Illness||Victory Seekers! Join forces with our support team in gaining victory over cancer and long-term illnesses. Find healing power and encouragement from unity in God's Word for this battle. All Recruits Welcome!
||Cumberland||Christian Life Assembly||Christian Life Assembly |
|Volunteers That Care||Fundraising and volunteer organization supporting cancer patients and their families.||Potter||Volunteers That Care||Volunteers That Care|
|Wigs for Cancer Patients-American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga Unit||SusqueView Home provides free American Cancer Society wigs and and accessories, such as turbans.||Clinton||American Cancer Society - Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga Unit||American Cancer Society|