Financial help for patients & families

Below are the names and Web addresses of organizations that offer financial assistance to people affected by cancer, or that have links to organizations that may provide such help. Organizations are listed by the type of help they provide. Some organizations are listed under more than one heading.

Your oncology social worker, hospital patient services representative, local cancer organization and local United Way can guide you to additional sources of financial assistance.

 

Basic living expenses

 

Child care expenses

Equipment/supplies expenses

Government assistance

Grants, scholarships, awards, camps

Home health care expenses

Housing during treatment expenses

Joe's House
(877) JOESHOU

Special Services:
Joe's House is a nation-wide online lodging resource for patients, family members and caregivers that must travel for treatment. Joe's House website lists thousands of places to stay near cancer hospitals and treatments centers around the country. Patients, family members, caregivers, friends and/or social workers can search for different lodging options that offer a discount near their treatment center. "You focus on beating cancer, we'll find you a place to stay".

Visit the Joe's House website today at:

Insurance premium expenses

Legal issues

Medical care expenses

Post-treatment financial needs

Prescription expenses

Reimbursement & patient assistance programs

Retreats

Transportation & travel resources


Mercy Medical Airlift
888-675-1405

Mercy Medical Airlift. The oldest and largest charitable patient transportation organization in America.

The source for nationwide charitable airline tickets for financially-needy cancer patients. (Program operated in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.)

Highly discounted air ambulance and private aircraft transports also available.


National Patient Travel Center
800-296-1217

The NPTC serves over 15,000 patients per year.

The Center provides appropriate referrals that can meet your specific transportation need through the National Charitable Patient Transportation System.

The NPTC has been in 24/7 operation since 1990. The Center is a charitably-supported 501 (c)(3) organization.

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