CancerCare, https://www.cancercare.org/financial_assistance/: CancerCare is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to those with cancer, as well as connections with other financial assistance resources. Funding is available for transportation, home care, and child care.
HealthWell Foundation, http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/: HealthWell’s goal is to provide patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses financial assistance in paying prescription drug co-payments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums. Call 1-800-675-8416 to learn more.
Komak, https://www.komakcares.org/: Komak is a non-profit corporation founded and organized with the primary mission of providing interim financial assistance to qualified individuals with cancer and who are in need of immediate assistance. Komak makes it possible for a qualified client to be assisted with short-term medical care and related situations not covered by insurers; avert potentially catastrophic financial circumstances; and, equally important, retain a quality of life and a sense of dignity.
Meals on Wheels, http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/: This program is designed more for people who are disabled, homebound, or elderly. Volunteers deliver ready-to-eat meals to your home. Costs or fees vary depending on your age and where you live. Contact Meals on Wheels at 888-998-6325.
Mercy Medical Angels, https://mercymedical.org/: Provides cost-effective charitable transportation for patients. This organization partners with volunteers, along with private or commercial transportation providers.
Michelle’s Love, https://michelleslove.org/: Through volunteering and donations, Michelle's Love's Mission is to help relieve the stress of single parents undergoing cancer treatment. The organization strives to ease daily responsibilities by offering financial relief, house cleaning, and meals, allowing parents more time to heal and spend time with their children.
Oregon Cancer Foundation, https://www.oregoncancerfoundation.org/: The Oregon Cancer Foundation provides stopgap funds so no patient has to choose between basic needs and optimal cancer treatment.
NeedyMeds, https://www.needymeds.org/: NeedyMeds is a prescription assistance program for those who do not have Medicaid or health care insurance. It covers outpatient medications. Call 1‐877‐331‐0362 for more information.
Patient Access Network Foundation, https://panfoundation.org/: Patient Access Network Foundation offers prescription co‐payment assistance. Call 1‐866‐316‐7263 for more information.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief, https://copays.org/: Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief is a national organization providing direct financial assistance to make prescription drug copayments. This program is aimed at those with insurance, including Medicare Part D, and helps patients diagnosed with many types of cancer, including brain tumors. Assistance is provided to cancer patients based on proof of inability to pay by the National Cancer Institute and at CancerNet, which is run by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology). Call 866-512-3861 for more information.
Patient Services Incorporated, https://www.patientservicesinc.org/: Patient Services Incorporated provides assistance with locating health insurance, paying premiums and prescription co‐pays. Assists women at high risk for breast cancer in gaining access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening. Call 1‐800‐366‐7741 for more information.
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is a resource that may help if your income is very low. Visit their website at https://www.usac.org/ to learn more about phone service help that’s available in your state. Or you can call 1-888-641-8722 and follow the low income/lifeline prompts.