American Kidney Fund (AKF)
Web site www.kidneyfund.org
American Kidney Fund is the leading U.S. non-profit working on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease, providing support and resources.
Phone: (800) 638-8299
Access to Benefits Coalition
Web site www.accesstobenefits.org
Phone: (202) 479-6670
Fax (202) 479-0735
The Access to Benefits Coalition is a national program (available in 37 states) dedicated to helping Medicare beneficiaries with limited means to identify and apply for all available resources for accessing prescription drugs and reducing their costs.
American Cancer Society
Web site www.cancer.org
Phone (866) 228-4327
The American Cancer Society operates offices throughout the nation. The ACS can help patients locate various types of assistance.
Web site www.angelflight.com
Phone (918) 749-8992
Fax (918) 745-0879
Angel Flight America arranges free flights transporting qualified patients and their families to specialized medical treatment facilities.
Phone (800) 813-4673
Fax (212) 712-8495
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization. They provide limited grants for certain expenses related to cancer treatment.
Chronic Disease Fund
Web site www.cdfund.org
Phone (877) 968-7233
The Chronic Disease Fund provides assistance to under-insured patients with chronic or life altering diseases that require the use of expensive, specialty therapeutics. Covered diagnoses include MDS. Provides co-pay assistance, free drugs to financially qualified patients. Limited diagnoses covered.
Web site www.copays.org
Phone (866) 512-3861
Fax (757) 952-0119
Part of PAF, The Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program provides co-pay assistance to insured Americans who qualify financially and medically. CPR can provide premium and co-pay assistance for patients with certain diagnoses. Physicians and patients can initiate a request for assistance.
Corporate Angel Network
Web site www.corpangelnetwork.org
Phone (914) 328-1313
Fax (914) 328-3938
Corporate Angel Network provides free flights transporting qualified cancer patients and their families to treatment facilities.
Web site www.healthwellfoundation.org
Phone (800) 675-8416
Fax (800) 282-7692
Healthwell Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs, including prescription drug co-insurance, co-payments and deductibles, and health insurance premiums. Lists of disease states and medications covered are available on their website. An on-line application is also available.
Web site www.joeshouse.org
Phone (877) 563-7468
Joe’s House website lists accommodations that cater to cancer patients, their families, and care givers and provides a centralized list of appropriate housing.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Web site www.rarediseases.org
Phone (800) 999-6673
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Web site www.patientadvocate.org
Phone (800) 532-5274
Fax (757) 873-8999
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit organization that provides case management assistance to patients diagnosed with chronic, life-threatening/debilitating conditions assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Their website contains links to many helpful resources for patients and caregivers.
Web site www.needymeds.com
Phone no phone help-line
Fax (419) 858-7221
NeedyMeds.Com does not supply medications or financial assistance. They provide comprehensive listing of drugs and dosages that are available through patient assistance programs. They provide detailed information about the patient assistance program including, the program name, contact information, application forms, eligibility guidelines and the application process requirements.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Web site www.pparx.org
Phone (888) 477-2669
Fax (419) 858-7221
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Patient Access Network Foundation
Web site www.panfoundation.org
Phone (866) 316-7263
Fax (866) 316-7261
The Patient Access Network Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting insure patients who are unable to afford their out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs. Applicant must meet certain financial, medical, and insurance criteria. A list of covered drugs and diagnoses is available on their website.
Patient Services Incorporated
Web site www.patientservicesinc.org
Phone (800) 366-7741
Fax (800) 744-5407
Patient Services Inc., provides the following programs which will complement and established and existing “patient assistance program”: Premium Assistance Program, Copayment Assistance Program.
Web site www.rxassist.org
Phone (401) 729-3284
Fax (401) 729-2955
RxAssist is a national nonprofit resource center containing a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs.
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs
Web site www.shiptalk.org
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Patients can be referred to their state’s SHIP by contacting 1-800-Medicare and asking for health insurance counseling. Patients and others can get state specific information through the SHIP website.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Web site www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Phone (800) 955-4572
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides supplementary financial assistance to patients in significant financial need. The Patient Financial Aid program covers specific drugs related to the treatment/control of leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.
The United Way
Web site www.uwint.org
Phone (703) 519-0092
Fax (703) 519-0097
The United Way is an international organization that can help patients locate various types of assistance.
U.S. Social Security Administration
Web site www.ssa.gov
Phone (800) 772-1213
Individuals who are disable for 6 months or longer may qualify for benefits. Certain cancer diagnoses qualify.
For assistance with bills from Beaumont Hospital, call the Beaumont Financial Counselor (248) 577-9600. If you do not have full insurance coverage, or no coverage, there are options for financial help. Beaumont financial counselors can assist with:
- Other coverage plans
- Payment plans
- Charity care eligibility
- Medicaid eligibility
- Insurance plans