Medical Expense Help & Resources
Whether you or one of your family members is dealing with unexpected illness or the expense of long-term care, we understand the financial burden can be tremendous. At times it can feel like you'll never get ahead and the bills can become overwhelming. It shouldn't be this way and we want to help. Each year we raise money for individuals or families in need to help offset medical costs and long-term care expenses.
Unfortunately, we can't help every family in need. So we've compiled this list of resources of organizations who can provide financial and legal assistance. If you need help with medical bills or unexpected illness has left you out of work, here's how to get started.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
National Patient Advocate Foundation is another organization dedicated to helping individuals financially when it comes to medical expenses. They advocate for accessible, high quality, affordable health care.
The Patient Advocate Foundation
PAF is able to help with medical bills. They have free confidential case management services. They also have a free app called MyResource App. It gives the resources in your area according to disease, state, age and type of help required.
The Assistance Fund
The AF is an organization that helps individuals who need help paying for specialty prescription medication. It has two programs – one for help with copays, and one for help paying for monthly insurance premiums. You’ll need to meet financial criteria based on income and household size and you’ll also need to have insurance. You can get help from both programs if you qualify for both, as long as funds are available.
Helping families find hope
A Week Away coordinates and finances respite weeks for families who are battling a life- threatening illness, with the goal of providing them the hope they need to continue their fight.
Children & Youth with Special Health Needs
CYSHCN is an organization for children with disabilities. Services include assistive technology, early intervention and screening for health risks, and family support. Visit FamilyVoices.org and click on the state map for more information about your state’s particular programs. You can also contact your state’s Department of Health & Human Services for more information. The program’s name can vary from state to state.