Financial Assistance Resources
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
This organization addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.
This organization provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer, and work for a world in which this fight is no longer necessary. Free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer is provided. Through this organization’s navigation services, you can receive assistance with financial, employment and insurance concerns, counseling referrals, cancer diagnosis and treatment concerns, and information and financial assistance related to fertility preservation.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This organization helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. This service offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs.
Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network Foundation can provide financial assistance to insured patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.
Patient Advocate Foundation
This organization provides mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare. They address issues including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.
This organization leads and supports a network of nearly 1,800 community-based organizations. Local United Ways can help with basic living expenses, including rent/mortgage, utility payments, and food.
If your doctor recommends a particular drug that you have trouble paying for, contact the drug company that makes it. Most drug companies have programs to help patients get the drugs they need when insurance, co-pay, or other money matters get in the way. If you don’t know which company makes the drug(s) you are prescribed, talk with your nurse, social worker or case manager.