Here are some partners and organizations we love that can help where we can’t.
For a complete list, visit the American Cancer Society database of cancer types.
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Emotional & Mental Health Support
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a group of national organizations that provide financial help to patients. CFAC provides a searchable database of financial resources.
The HealthWellFoundation (800-675-8416) is an independent, non-profit organization that helps patients with a chronic, life-altering disease afford their medications when health insurance is not enough.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s patient financial aid program (800-955-4572) provides limited financial assistance to help defray treatment-related expenses for patients diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma, who have a significant financial need.
The National Foundation for Transplants (800-489-3863) provides fundraising assistance for patients needing transplants, including bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
Cancer Finances offers an online-tool to help guide you through some key topics that may impact your financial situation. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or many years past active treatment, this site can help you navigate finances after cancer.
The Healthcare Hospitality Network (800-542-9730) is an association of more than 200 nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment away from home.
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge (800-227-2345) gives people with cancer and their caregivers a free place to stay while receiving treatment in another city. Currently, there are 30 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Joe’s House (877-563-7468) is a nonprofit organization providing a nation-wide online service that helps people with cancer and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (630-623-7048) offer free or reduced-cost lodging for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
Air Care Alliance (888-260-9707) offers a central listing of free transportation services provided by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.
Air Charity Network (877-621-7177) coordinates free air transportation for children and adults in need through various organizations around the United States.
Air Compassion for Veterans (857-228-4636) provides free air and ground transportation for ill, injured, and wounded veterans and their family for medical care.
Along Comes Hope® (805-322-1423) provides support for the families of children with cancer, through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs, and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness, and education.
Angel Airline Samaritans 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.
Angel Flight East (215-358-1900) Angel Flight East (AFE) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by facilitating free air transportation for children and adults with medical conditions who need to get to treatment far from home.
The Corporate Angel Network (914-328-1313) arranges free air transportation for people with cancer traveling to treatment using empty seats on private and corporate jets.
LifeLine Pilots (800-822-7972) facilitate free air transportation through volunteer pilots for financially distressed passengers with medical and humanitarian needs.
Mercy Medical Angels (888-675-1405) offers free or low-cost transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment.
PALS (Patient AirLift Services) (888-818-1231) arranges free air transportation for people for medical diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially.
Medication & Treatment Cost Assistance
Medication assistance programs grid for patients (PDF), which is compiled, updated, and generously provided by Wendalyn Andrews, Practice Manager, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona. (Last updated: November 2016)
The Assist Fund (855-845-3663) provides financial support to chronically ill patients with high-cost medications.
Good Days (877-968-7233) provides financial support by covering co-pays for those with life-altering conditions.
NeedyMeds.com (800-503-6897) is dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients who lack prescription drug coverage obtain the medications they need.
The Patient Access Network Foundation (866-316-7263) assists patients with out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.
Patient Services, Inc. (800-366-7741) provides assistance with insurance premiums and co-payments for people with chronic diseases.
RxHope.com helps patients obtain free or low-cost prescription medications.