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Financial Assistance

HealthWell Foundation

P: 800-675-8416 | W:
The HealthWell Foundation is a charitable organization that reduces barriers to medical care for patients with cancer, asthma, arthritis and other chronic or life-threatening diseases. The Foundation helps to bridge the gap by providing financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, deductibles, health insurance premiums and other selected out-of-pocket health care costs. To find out if you are eligible for assistance visit the website listed above, or call the hotline.

Managing Finances During Cancer Treatment

Dr. Yousuf Zafar is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and associate professor of medicine, public policy and population health science at the Duke Cancer Institute and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. In his article, “Managing Finances and Covering the Mortgage During Cancer Treatment”, Dr. Zafar highlights how to navigate managing your finances during cancer treatment and provides additional resources regarding housing, household expenses, medical bills, nutrition, and general financial assistance for those living with cancer. To read his full article please click here.

New York Medicaid Long Term Care Programs, Benefits & Eligibility Requirements

Medicaid’s rules, benefits and name can all vary by state. This article focuses on New York Medicaid Long Term Care for seniors, which will pay for care in a nursing home, a beneficiary’s home and other settings through one of three programs – Nursing Home Medicaid, Community Medicaid or Disabled, Aged or Blind (DAB) Medicaid. This is different than regular Medicaid, which is for financially limited people of all ages.

Patient Access Network Foundation

P: 866-316-7263 | W:
The Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, national non-profit organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through 21 disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need. If you are interested in these services, you can complete the application through the online patient, provider or pharmacy portals, or apply by phone.

Patient Services, Inc.

P: 800-366-7741 | W:
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides a “safety net” for patients with chronic illnesses who are struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and co-payments. PSI supports patients living with specific chronic illnesses by: subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums, providing pharmacy and treatment co-payments assistance, assisting with Medicare Part D Co-insurance, helping with advocacy for Social Security Disability and providing Compassionate Prescription Assistance Programs through the PSI-PI Pharmacy (a non-profit pharmacy). If you are interested in these services visit the website listed or call the hotline.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

P: 888-477-2669 | W:
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPARX) program was created to make it easier for low-income uninsured patients to get free or nearly free prescription medicines through existing patient assistance programs. This organization offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies. To find out if you qualify for assistance visit the website listed above, or call the hotline.