Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) offers a financial assistance program for people currently undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Through this program, LRF may be able to assist with quality-of-life expenses.
American Childhood Cancer Organization
(855) 858-2226 Toll free
ACCO is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. Resources, free publications, treatment-related information, support services, as well as referrals are available upon request.
– Also see Childhood Cancer section
The Bone Marrow Foundation
The Bone Marrow Foundation's Patient Aid Program covers the cost of donor searches, compatibility testing, bone marrow procurement, medication, transportation, housing expenses and many other ancillary costs associated with a transplant. – See Transplant Information & Support section for complete listing.
Financial assistance is available for transportation, homecare and childcare.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations that have joined forces to help cancer patientes experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. CFAC has developed a searchable, user-friendly database of financial resources for cancer patients.
Department of Social Services
Check your local telephone listings for a contact number. Information for Medicaid and the Public Assistance Program are provided. Medicaid provides health insurance for elderly, blind or disabled people with low incomes, and for children within certain family income guidelines. Public assistance programs serve people in urgent or temporary need of food, housing, prescription drugs and other medical expenses. Cash assistance, housing and childcare vouchers, as well as food stamps are available to eligible individuals and families.
Department of Veteran Affairs
Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center.
GiveForward provides personal fundraising pages and fundraising coaching to help people raise money for out-of-pocket medical expenses including co-pays, travel and living expenses.
A non-profit organization established to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance or other out of pocket healthcare costs.
Hill-Burton Free Hospital Care
The Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery monitor's facilities nationwide that receive federal funds under the Hill-Burton Program for modernization/construction, and in return are required to provide a specific amount of free or reduced-cost health care to people who are unable to pay. This office provides information to the public on the location of these facilities and income eligibility criteria.
National Foundation of Transplants (NFT)(800) 489-3863
NFT assists patients, their families and friends in raising significant amounts of money for the patient's transplant care when there is no public or private insurance that will cover all the costs. -See Transplant Information & Support section for complete listing.
National Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF)
NTAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fundraising assistance to families incurring financial challenges due to an organ/tissue transplant and to promoting organ donor awareness. NTAF also provides a newsletter, New Start News.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. They also offer a free drug discount card that may help you obtain a substantially lower price on your medications. This card can be used instead of insurance or by anyone without insurance.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. Patients can be screened for eligibility and begin enrollment applications for medication assistance programs by calling the phone number or visiting the website.
Patient Access Network
(866) 316-PANF (7263)
The Patient Access Network Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of patients that cannot access the treatments they need due to out-of-pocket health care costs.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination or debt crisis matters related to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. A special program offers financial assistance to lymphoma patients who need help with co-pays for drugs that treat lymphoma, anemia (low red blood cell counts) and neutropenia (low white blood cell counts). Call Counselors assist patients with the application process. Patients may receive up to $4,000 per year. Funds are limited and become available on the first of each month, so patients applying at this time have the best chance of receiving help. Patients may be reimbursed for previous expenses up to one year from grant award date.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Office of Publication Inquiries
SSA is a government agency that oversees the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs. Social Security provides a monthly income for eligible elderly and disabled individuals. SSI supplements Social Security payments for individuals who have certain income and resource levels. Medicare is a federal heath insurance program for those who are 65 or older, people of any age with permanent kidney failure, and disabled people under age 65 who have received Social Security payments for at least 24 months. Contact the SSA to get information on eligibility and coverage and to find out how to apply to any of these programs.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers a limited amount of financial assistance to help individuals with significant financial need who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. Reimbursement are processed through your local chapter and payments are issued directly to you. LLS also offers a Co-Pay Assistance Program. Please contact LLS for further detailed information regarding their programs.
United Way of America
The United Way of America offers local toll-free information lines linking people to community resources and services, such as emergency housing and food assistance.
Industry Sponsored Financial Assistance Programs
Amgen Assist TM
Amgen Assist offers information on ways to help pay out-of-pocket expenses either through Amgen-supported programs or independent nonprofit co-pay foundations. Amgen also offer assistance to uninsured patients who may be eligible for products at no cost through The Safety Net Foundation and the ENcourage Foundation®.
ASAP is a program designed to provide tools to help make reimbursement easy to understand and more manageable. Services include benefit investigations, pre-authorizations, pre-determinations, appeals, drug replacement, alternative sources of coverage, and finding co-pay assistance. Visit their website for more information and to access the interactive map that provides available reimbursement information by state, specific to Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
Destination Access provides prior authorization assistance, appeals assistance, benefits investigation, general reimbursement guidance, and patient assistance for all Bristol-Myers products.
Patient Support Coordinator (PSC) Program
The Celgene Patient Support Coordinator (PSC) Program helps patients and healthcare providers navigate the challenges of reimbursement, provide information about co-pay assistance, and answer general questions about Celgene products and their distribution.
Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.
Both DOXILine and Procrit Line provides access to reimbursement information and support–patient assistance program to patients without insurance coverage (based on financial need); access to insurance guidelines for private, federal, and state plans; verification of insurance coverage; and, coding and billing assistance.
CORE (Cephalon Oncology Reimbursement Expertise
CORE services offer help to patients and healthcare professional through providing resources aimed at clarifying issues and assisting with the claims process. Specific assistance includes benefit verification and coverage determination, policy benefits and limitations, personalized support through the claims process, and appeals support. In addition, Cephalon Oncology offers a Patient Assistance Program to provide FDA-approved products free of charge for patients who qualify.
Eisai Reimbursement Assistance Program
The Eisai Reimbursement Assistance Program provides patient assistance and reimbursement support for Ontak and Targretin. A customer service representative will assist with Eisai product information, patient assistance programs for uninsured and indigent patients, reimbursement questions, prior authorizations, insurance verifications, referral to co-pay assistance programs, billing/coding questions, appeal assistance, and referral to disease-state assistance programs.
Genentech Access Solutions
Genentech Access Solutions provides one-stop access to a broad array of reimbursement information, and support and services for patients so that they can focus on treatment. In addition to providing information about co-pay assistance through independent public charities, Genentech Access Solutions can also help with common reimbursement challenges, insurance appeals and coverage denials, and referrals to the Genentech Access to Care Foundation.
Lilly Patient One
Lilly Oncology's Patient One program provides individualized treatment support that addresses financial, access, and claim issues for patients who are candidates for Lilly's oncology products.
Patient Assistance Program
This private and confidential program provides medicine free of charge to eligible individuals, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed Merck medicines. Individuals who don't meet the insurance criteria may still qualify for the Merck Patient Assistance Program if they attest that they have special circumstances of financial and medical hardship, and their income meets the program criteria. Merk also offers the ACT Program which provides free reimbursement support services to help answer questions related to insurance coverage and reimbursement.
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Velcade Reimbursement Assistance Program
Millennium has developed a reimbursement resource website as a tool to help physicians understand the healthcare insurance environment for Velcade. This website provides general guidance regarding steps to support appropriate reimbursement and patient access to Velcade treatment.
Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Programs
Novartis provides a variety of resources, including the Novartis Oncology Patient Assistance Program and the Novartis Oncology Reimbursement Hotline.
YOU&i Support™ program is a comprehensive, personalized support program from Pharmacyclics, Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc. designed to help make access to IMBRUVICA™ simple, convenient, and easy.
Spectrum Therapy Access Resources (STAR®)
Spectrum Therapy Access Resources (STAR®) is a reimbursement support, co-pay assistance, and patient assistance program designed to help patients and health care professionals gain appropriate access to certain Spectrum products.