Financial and Other Support

This is a list of 3rd party organizations that provide various forms of patient support or assistance (not necessarily financial assistance). We are not affiliated with any of these organizations, and do not financially support these organizations. We have made every effort to record information accurately; if you find an error, please let us know.

American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org

Transportation Assistance, Equipment/Supplies, Housing During Treatment, Medical Care Expenses, Prescription Expenses

Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again. Transportation is provided according to the needs and available resources in the community. Many other services are available through the American Cancer Society’s network of chapters.

Athenas Closet - Weirton, WV

Provides support for unmet needs of persons with cancer. Plese contact your doctor's office.

Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund - www.bmcf.net

For patients 18-40 years old. Basic Living Expenses.

CancerCare Assist – www.cancercare.org/get_help/assistance/cc_financial.php

Provides general financial assistance. In order to qualify, you need to provide CancerCare with information about your income, savings and expenses, and in some cases provide invoices for the cost of service. Your healthcare professional must also provide information on your cancer. Download our financial assistance application in English or en español.

Chronic Disease Fund - www.cdfund.org

Prescription Expenses

Cleaning for a Reason - www.cleaningforareason.org

Provides free housecleaning once per month for 4 months for women having chemotherapy.  Women must sign up and have their doctor FAX a note confirming treatment.  This is available throughout the US and currently has 547 partners. 

Faces, Family and Friends - www.facesfamilyandfriends.org
Free Gas USA, Inc. - www.freegasusa.org
Friends of Man - www.friendsofman.org

Basic Living Expenses, Prescription Expenses, Equipment/Supplies

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) / GSK Access - www.gsk-access.com

A program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline that provides GlaxoSmithKline prescription medications at no cost to Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan enrollees who meet the eligibility requirements. Eligibility is based on annual household income and proof that the applicant has spent $600 or more for prescription medicines for the year. A completed application along with income documentation and proof of prescription expenses must be mailed to GSK Access for processing. Applicants will be notified if they qualify for the program and, if approved, a pharmacy card will be mailed to the applicant that may be used at any retail pharmacy to pick up GlaxoSmithKline medicines at no cost. Drugs received from this program do not count toward True Out-of-Pocket Spending (TrOOP).

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) / GSK For You - /www.gskforyou.com

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) believes people who don’t have prescription drug coverage should be able to get the medicines they need. If you don’t have prescription drug coverage, there may be ways to save on your prescription medicines.

HealthWell Foundation - www.healthwellfoundation.org

Insurance Premium Expenses, Prescription Expenses

Look Good... Feel Better - www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org

Equipment/Supplies Expenses

National Cancer Coalition - www.nationalcancercoalition.org

Basic Living Expenses, Transportation/Travel Expenses, Prescription Expenses, Medical Care Expenses

NeedyMeds - www.needymeds.com

Medication Assistance, Equipment/Supplies, Insurance Premium Expenses, Prescription Expenses. NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of helping people who can't afford to pay for their medications.

Patient Access Network Foundation - www.panfoundation.org

Medical Care Expenses, Prescription Expenses

The Patient Advocate Foundation - www.copays.org

The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) currently provides direct financial support to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who must financially and medically qualify to access pharmaceutical co-payment assistance. The program offers personal service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrolment process.

Patient Advocate Foundation - patientadvocate.org/report.php

The National Financial Resources Guidebook for Patients: A State by State Directory of information for patients seeking financial relief for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, and children's resources.

RxAssist - www.rxassist.org

Prescription Expenses

RxHope - www.rxhope.com

Prescription Expenses