Financial Resources

Aside from social and emotional stress, a breast cancer diagnosis presents financial burdens. There are many entities dedicated to offering financial assistance to cancer patients, whether in the form of a check, childcare, homecare, lower prescription fees, housing, airfare or rides to and from treatment.

 

Air Care Alliance

The ACA offers a listing of organizations that provide free transportation for medical purposes.


American Cancer Society

A well-known organization worldwide, ACS provides information, support and opportunities to get involved in the fight against breast cancer. It includes a very informative section about health insurance. If you need to travel for care, the ACS has Hope Lodges throughout the country, and they also offer a program called the Road to Recovery which provides patients with rides to and from treatment (supported by volunteers).

CancerCare

A non-profit organization that offers free support in the form of counseling, on-line support groups, and financial aid, among other services.
Healthcare Hospitality Network

The Healthcare Hospitality Network (formerly the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.) offers information on lodging throughout the country for patients and their caretakers.
Joe’s House

A non-profit organization that offers free support in the form of counseling, on-line support groups, and financial aid, among other services.


The Pink Daisy Project

The Pink Daisy Project provides short term assistance for women under 45 who are within three months of breast cancer treatment or reconstruction due to breast cancer. They help patients by providing gift cards for groceries, gas and restaurants. They also help with housecleaning, making meals and buying prescriptions.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

PPA offers financial support for prescription medicines through their database that includes 475 private and public patient assistance programs.
  Patient Advocate Foundation

They offer financial assistance to insured individuals in the form of their co-pay relief program. Contact them to see if you qualify.
  2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free hotline through the United Way that provides information about various resources to help families in need, whether it’s for financial assistance or suggestions for community support organizations.
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