Resources

The cost of medical treatment is among the many concerns you may have if you, a friend, or family member has been diagnosed with cancer. Because bills and debt can add up quickly, you may want to seek financial help soon after being diagnosed with cancer.

  • Assistance Fund (855-845-3663) – provides financial support to chronically ill patients with high-cost medications.
  • Cancer Survivors’ Fund (281-437-7142) – helping cancer patients not only survive, but thrive
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (800-633-4227)
  • Free Gas USA – Gasoline Grant cards ranging from $50 to $1200 will be awarded in each of twelve (12) monthly grant periods through a selection process at Free Gas USA, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI. Grants are awarded based on level of income, circumstance, need, and the availability of income provided by donors, corporate partners and grants obtained from other funding sources.
  • Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation (561-276-1008) – helps with expenses
  • Health Well Foundation (800-675-8416) – When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap. We assist patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses in paying their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.
  • NeedyMeds (800-503-6897)  – an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs
  • Nicki Leach Foundation (904-716-5394) – provides modest financial assistance
  • No Wooden Nickels (888-842-2654) – Providing valuable indirect expense assistance to low income cancer patients to continue treatments.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance – helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free
  • Rx Assist – find out how to apply for patient assistance programs that offer free or low cost drugs to individuals who are unable to pay for their medication
  • Sean F. Hogan Foundation – Alleviate some of the financial burden families face due to cancer
  • Air Charity Network (877-621-7177) coordinates free air transportation for people in need through various organizations around the United States.
  • Angel Airline Samaritans (800-296-1217) facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets to and from distant specialized medical evaluations or treatments for people with cancer in need and their families.
  • The Corporate Angel Network (914-328-1313) arranges free air transportation for people with cancer traveling to treatment using empty seats on corporate jets.
  • LifeLine Pilots (800-822-7972) are volunteer pilots who donate their time and all flight expenses to people in need of free transportation for on-going treatment, diagnosis, and follow-up care.
  • National Patient Travel Center (800-296-1217) provides information about long-distance travel for people with cancer and their families in need of travel.
  • PALS (Patient AirLift Services) (888-818-1231) has a network of volunteer pilots who provides people with chronic illnesses air transport services at no cost.
  • RO Foundation (716-366-4892)  raises monies through fundraising events and donations to assist local medical patients and their families with monies to offset cost associated with “transportation” to and from medical appointments for treatments.
Karen Driskill, RN, CHPN Karen Driskill, a CCF Patient Advocate and Volunteer, frequently represents the Foundation at meetings throughout the country.  Here are some of her reports “From the Field”.