|ACT in Faith - Medical Care Expense Assistance||Assisting the Community TogetherACT in FaithAiF is an interfaith ministry that seeks to provide physical, financial and spiritual support to those in the Greater West Chester Area whose basic human needs are going unmet by facilitating communication, coordinating support, and supplementing resources to broaden the reach of existing social services and programs.||Chester||ACT IN FAITH OF GREATER WEST CHESTER||Act In Faith of Greater West Chester|
|American Cancer Society||Public and professional education through programs, speakers, films, literature and seminars. The Patient Service Dept. may provide assistance with medication costs, transportation, home-care equipment, wigs, bed pads, surgical dressings, housing for out of town patients and families. Variety of gift items (wigs) and financial assistance (if eligible) may be offered.||Allegheny||American Cancer Society - Southwestern Region||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Lancaster||Provides public education and patient services to residents of Lancaster County, in addition to raising funds for research, local education and patient services
Patient services include:
- Wig bank: Provides free wigs to patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; Can meet cosmetologist by appointment
- Road to Recovery program: Offers transportation to treatment sites by volunteer drivers when no other alternative exists. Transportation is provided for radiation and chemotherapy treatments and for cancer-related bloodwork
- Cancer Resource Network: An 800 number (800-ACS-2345) and website (www.cancer.org) offering 24 hour up-to-date information regarding cancer, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment and referral sources for other assistance and support.
-Look good, Feel better: Local Cosmetologists teach beauty techniques to women undergoing cancer treatment how to cope with appearance related side effects. Cosmetics and skin care products provided.
-Reach to Recovery: One to one support program for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.||Lancaster||American Cancer Society - Lancaster Unit||American Cancer Society|
|American Cancer Society - Schuylkill County||Financial assistance, transportation, housing support groups and smoking cessation programs.||Schuylkill||American Cancer Society - Schuylkill County||American Cancer Society|
|American Kidney Fund||Conducts health education initiatives and legislative advocacy on behalf of people with or at risk for kidney disease.
Provides information on kidney disease through an internet and telephone helpline, free kidney screenings to the public and treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients.
||American Kidney Fund||American Kidney Fund|
|Angel 34 Foundation||Voluntary health organization advocates and supports research into pediatric cancers. Donates ICEE machines to children's hospitals, offers a pet therapy program, provides financial assistance to children with cancer and their families, awards scholarships to students entering medical studies and supports the continuing search for a cure.
||Angel 34 Foundation||Angel 34 Foundation|
|Bob Perks Cancer Fund||The Bob Perks Fund was established to provide financial support for basic necessities to individuals and families dealing with cancer. The goal is to assist with basic necessities that patients cannot temporarily afford due to their illness.||Centre||Bob Perks Fund - Main Administrative Office||Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Agency|
|Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund||The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients ages 18-40 as they undergo cancer treatment. It provides services to meet daily needs that are not covered by insurance. Typical grants cover $500 worth of medical co-payments, rent and mortgage, transportation, car insurance, repairs, and groceries.||Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund||Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund|
|CancerCare||Provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. Professional oncology social workers offer personalized care, and all of services are free of charge.
|CancerCare, Co-Payment Assistance Foundation - Co-Payment Assistance||Helps people diagnosed with cancer to afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs.
Provides easy and immediate access to the full array of CancerCare® services, including telephone, online and in-person counseling, support groups, resource referrals, publications, education and financial assistance with treatment-related expenses such as transportation and child care.
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. They join forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges, through:|
CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, please search the CFAC database. You may also contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance.
If you would like to have your organization considered for listing in our database, please complete our submission form.
- Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations;
- Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations;
- Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition|
|Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) ||CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.
CFAC, a coalition of organizations, CANNOT RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS for financial assistance. To find out if financial help is available, PLEASE SEARCH the CFAC DATABASE.||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) (Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC))||Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) |
|Caring For Life||To assist Warren County families with a child who has a chronic, serious illness, either physical or mental. Offers reimbursement for medical related expenses regardless of family income.||Warren||Caring For Life||Caring For Life|
|Coast Guard Mutual Assistance||Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is a tax-exempt organization of Coast Guard people assisting the entire Coast Guard family, including active duty, retired military, Coast Guard civilian employees, Coast Guard Reserve, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Public Health Service officers serving with the Coast Guard, and surviving family members.
Most assistance is provided through interest-free loans and personal grants. Education assistance programs support members and dependents in their pursuit of academic goals. Other types of assistance include emergency travel, temporary living expenses, funeral expenses, loss of funds or property, disaster relief, medical and dental expenses, home studies expenses for adoptions, and debt management. There is also a Layette Program to welcome infants.
||Coast Guard Mutual Assistance||Coast Guard Mutual Assistance|
|Evangelical Community Hospital - Finance, Financial Aid - Medical Care Expense Assistance||Union||Evangelical Community Hospital - Finance, Financial Aid||Evangelical Community Hospital|
|First Hand Foundation||Assists individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. The foundation helps with clinical necessities (such as medication and surgical expenses), medical equipment and travel related to a child's care. The foundation also works with doctors, hospitals and equipment providers to discount their services.
||First Hand Foundation||First Hand Foundation|
|Four Diamonds Fund||Assistance for medical expenses, psycho/social support and case management for children with cancer and their families.||Dauphin||Four Diamonds Fund||Four Diamonds Fund|
|Grace United Methodist Church, Hanover||Emergency food assistance: Can provide a grocery store voucher when available.
Emergency financial assistance is sometimes available for the following:
- Dental Bill Assistance
- Medical Bill Assistance
- Prescription Assistance
- Electric Bill Assistance
- Gas Bill Assistance
- Heating Fuel Assistance
- Water Bill Assistance
||York||Grace United Methodist Church, Hanover||Grace United Methodist Church, Hanover|
|Healing the Children - Medical Expense Assistance||Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing donated medical and surgical care to impoverished children in the United States and throughout the world. Also recruits host families who care for a child from abroad while he/she receives treatment.||Healing the Children||Healing the Children|
|HealthWell Foundation||The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies. If you've been prescribed a medication and your insurance company covers it, but you still cannot afford the coinsurance or copayment required, we may be able to assist you by paying for part of your costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, we may be able to assist with your insurance premium.
Please keep in mind that the HealthWell Foundation currently does not assist with the following expenses:|
- Office visits,
- Administration or infusion costs,
- Medical equipment and supplies,
- Medical transportation,
- Health insurance premium costs for an entire family,
- Deductibles that apply to treatments and services that are not eligible for your approved disease fund,
- Pharmacy compounding costs,
- Over-the-counter treatments,
- Treatments for side effects (e.g. nausea).
|HealthWell Foundation||HealthWell Foundation|
|Healthy Community Network||Access to doctor visits, emergency visits, labs, x-rays, and other testing are eligible for discounts. Serves residents in four counties: Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.
HealthyCare Card (HCC) is a program of Healthy Community Network (HCN).
HCN is a collaboration with Health care providers and social service agencies who are committed to working together to improve access to healthcare services for those in our region who are uninsured or under-insured.
A person must enroll in health insurance if eligible for it. (For example: Medicare, Medicaid or commercial insurance through a job. A completed application with proof of income and assets will determine what discounts a person may be eligible to receive.
A person with the HCC and no other prescription coverage will be given a list of pharmacies where prescriptions can be dispensed at a discount. The discount on other care will depend on the provider’s participation with the HCN network. Providers not taking the HCC may or may not discount care. Patients are encouraged to talk with the providers/office staff about the fees they may be charged.||York||Healthy Community Network||WellSpan Health|
|Hilarity for Charity - Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program||Provides in-home care to families affected by this disease and to give these families support and rest.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program will award three types of Grants: “Year Long Grants” which consist of 25 hours per week for 52 weeks; “Mid Length Grants” which consist of 15 hours per week for 52 weeks to be used in hourly increments agreed upon by you and your local provider, and within the calendar year; and “Short Term Relief Grants” which consist of a one-time 25-hour grant to be used in hourly increments agreed upon by you and your local provider, and within calendar year.||Hilarity for Charity||Hilarity for Charity|
|Kennett Area Community Service - Emergency Assistance Program||Offers financial assistance for rent, utility bills, prescription medications, transportation, and other unexpected emergencies.||Chester||Kennett Area Community Service||Kennett Area Community Service|
|Keystone Patient Financial Services||Keystone Health’s Patient Financial Services department can help you understand your medical bill and payment process for services rendered at Keystone Family Medicine, Keystone Behavioral Health, Keystone Internal Medicine, Keystone Women’s Care, Keystone Pediatrics, Keystone Urgent Care, Keystone Audiology and Speech, and Keystone Cardiology.
We offer payment plans and financial assistance.||Franklin||Keystone Community Outreach||Keystone Health |
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Established 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.
Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:|
- Travel Benefits
- Insurance Plans
- Cancer Grants
- Health Screening Services
- Home Shopping
- Credit Card
- Prescription Savings
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Lancaster General Hospital||Lancaster General Hospital is a non-profit hospital offering a broad range of comprehensive medical, dental and surgical services including:
717-544-0170 Blood Bank
717-544-0322 Breast Health Center
717-544-3113 Cancer Center
717-544-5331 Children's Health Center
717-544-3144 ChildProtect Immunization Program
717-544-4943 Comprehensive Care Clinic for HIV
717-544-5923 Diabetes & Nutrition Center
717-544-5122 Emergency Department and Regional Trauma Center
717-544-4950 Family Health Services
717-544-3138 Health Education & Wellness Center
717-544-4305 Healthy Beginnings Plus
717-544-5931 Laboratory Testing
717-544-3138 Lead Poisoning Screening
717-544-3170 Memory Disorders Center
717-544-4305 Nurse Family Partnership
717-544-3197 Pain Management
717-544-5979 Pastoral Services
717-222-1222 Poison Control
800-341-2121 Physician Referral Service
717-544-7961 Price Estimate Phone Line
717-544-4919 Social Work
||Lancaster||Lancaster General Hospital||Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health|
|Lehigh Valley Health Network||Health network consisting of two full-service hospitals: Lehigh Valley Hospital with campuses in Salisbury Township and Allentown, and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem. Pharmacy services are located at all three campuses.
Community health centers are located in Bath, Bethlehem Township, Hamburg, Hellertown, Kutztown, Saucon Valley, Trexlertown and Upper Bucks.
Community medical and dental clinics provide care for people who are uninsured or under insured. Also offers a reduced-cost program for uninsured and under insured families with a household income up to four times greater than federal poverty guidelines. Applications available online, by phone or at hospital cashiers' offices.
Health Network Laboratories provides a range of medical laboratory tests.
||Lehigh||Lehigh Valley Health Network||Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|Lisa's Lady Bugs||Patient care fund for Cancer Patients and their families.||Jefferson||Lisa's Lady Bugs||Lisa's Lady Bugs|
|Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation||The primary purpose of our foundation is to provide financial assistance to ovarian cancer patients and their families. We offer support for most financial needs from basic housekeeping to help with larger medical expenses.||Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation||Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation|
|National Patient Travel Helpline||The nation's only single source of referral information on the full spectrum of charitable long-distance air medical transport options. This Helpline offers a 24/7 service.||4620 Haygood Rd, Suite 1, Virginia Beach VA (National Patient Travel Helpline)||Mercy Medical Aircraft|
|National Veterans Services Fund||Provides emergency financial assistance to Vietnam and Persian Gulf War veterans and their families, with a focus on families with disabled children. Assistance includes payment of medical equipment, utility bills, rent, car repairs, and other needed one-time gifts. All situations are considered on a case-by-case basis.||PO Box 2465, Darien CT (National Veterans Services Fund)||National Veterans Services Fund |
|NeedyMeds||NeedyMeds is a web based comprehensive, up-to-date source for program and service information which helps people facing problems with paying for medications and health care. NeedyMeds also assist those in need with applying to programs and provides health-related education using innovative methods.
- Prescription Drug Discount Cards (including over the counter drugs and pet prescriptions)
- Medicaid Sites
- Free/Low Cost Medical Clinic Sites
- State Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Sites
- Medicare Information
- MRI/CAT Scan Discount Information
- Disease Support Resource Information
- Diagnosis Based Resources Information
- Federal Poverty Guidelines Information
- Patient Assistance Program (PAP) Information
- Brand Name And Generic Prescription Drug Information
- Scholarship Information on Medical And Diagnosis Based Camps||120 Western Ave, Gloucester MA (NeedyMeds)||NeedyMeds |
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. Patient Services may assist you with the following services:|
- Co-Pay Relief Program;
- Outreach Programs;
- Prevention assistance;
- Case Management Assistance that focuses on Access to Care Related Assistance, Financial Assistance, Insurance Assistance, and Job Retention Assistance.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Advocate Foundation - Co-Pay Relief Program||Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, assisting with co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by your insurer for pharmaceutical treatments and/or prescription medications relative to your diagnosis. Co-Pay Relief call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner. Upon approval, payments are made:|
- To the Doctor,
- To the Pharmacy,
- To the Patient Directly.
|Patient Advocate Foundation||Patient Advocate Foundation|
|Patient Aid||Serves children and adults diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, and myleoma and works with families as well. Provides patient financial aid, advocacy, information and referral, educational materials, and patient and family support groups, including First Connection, which will match a newly diagnosed patient with a survivor. Sponsors a variety of fundraising opportunities including marathons, triathalons, and walks.||1311 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 310, White Plains NY (Patient Aid)||Leukemia and Lymphoma Society|
|Patient Assistance||Provides free prescription medicines to eligible individuals who don’t have insurance coverage for their products and do not have adequate financial resources.||Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation||Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc|
|Patient Financial Counselor||Patient financial counselors answer questions concerning health insurance, help resolve financial issues, and assist patients who are uninsured to find available services.||Monroe||Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono||Lehigh Valley Health Network|
|Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors||Provides emergency financial assistance to veterans to help pay for housing, utilities, transportation, medical and other expenses. Pays directly to landlords, vendors and creditors.||Cumberland||Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors||Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW)|
|Perry County Area Agency on Aging - Family Caregiver Support Program||Assistance with costs of respite care, caregiver training, home adaptation, adult day care and homemaker service.||Perry||Perry County Area Agency on Aging||Perry County Office of Aging|
|Pine Grove Lioness||Provides eye screening for kindergarteners, college scholarships, and assists community members in Northern Tier townships and boroughs in time of illness and disaster.||Warren||Pine Grove Lioness||Pine Grove Lioness|
|Pine Grove Lions Club||Assists individuals with sight impairments in the following communities: Elk, Pine Grove, Farmington, Sugar Grove, and Freehold townships, and Sugar Grove and Bear Lake boroughs. ||Warren||Pine Grove Lions Club||Pine Grove Lions Club|
|Pink Tie Affair||Assists men and women in the Pittsburgh area who are challenged with breast cancer. Provides financial assistance to those who have come during their difficult struggle with breast cancer.||Allegheny||Pink Tie Affair||Pink Tie Affair|
|Saint Matthews Assistance Ministry - Basic Needs Help||FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - by appointment only (clients must call on Tuesdays only from 8:30am-9:30am for an appointment for Friday mornings); typical amount paid $25-$50. Bills can not exceed $200.00 and the bill cannot be a shut off notice. The following are the ONLY items we help with:
•Medical bill assistance (physician verified)
•Prescription assistance (must receive fax from doctor's office verifying prescription)
•Electric bill assistance (no CAP recipients)
•Gas bill assistance (no CAP recipients)
•Water bill assistance
Local phone bill payment/connection (up to $20)
•Bus passes/gas vouchers - employment or medical purposes
A recipient can only receive assistance from us one time in 90 days and the need can not exceed $200. We provide $50 in assistance (1/4 of bill/invoice).
||York||Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church||Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church|
|Samaritan Fellowship||Calls to Samaritan Fellowship are ONLY received on Saturday morning.
Emergency financial assistance through payment to vendor for rent, utility assistance, auto repair, fuel, and medications.
Please, note the intake process: Applications may be downloaded online. They are also available Saturday morning and recipients are interviewed Saturday mornings between 7:45am to 10:00 am.
(Samaritan Fellowship entry to indicate that it meets at Carlisle UMC but is not part of Carlisle UMC. Please do not contact Carlisle UMC for housing assistance.) Please note: This service is only HOUSED at the church. They are SEPARATE from the church. Samaritan Fellowship ONLY answers the phone on SATURDAY mornings. PLEASE, do NOT call the church directly, they do not have any information. Thank you.||Cumberland||Samaritan Fellowship||Samaritan Fellowship|
|Spina Bifida Association - Direct Patient Fund||Direct Patient Aid - provides up to $750 per fiscal year for medical bills related to Spina Bifida.||Delaware||Spina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley - Delaware; Havertown||Spina Bifida Association of the Delaware Valley|
|Strings for a CURE Foundation||Provides help directly to cancer patients, focusing on breast cancer patients. Provides gas, grocery and pharmacy gift cards to cancer patients, primarily those with breast cancer. They also provide comfort baskets, educational materials and medical grants to these patients.||Erie||Strings for a CURE Foundation||Strings for a CURE Foundation|
|Summit Care Program - Chambersburg & Waynesboro Hospital Programs||Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program, also referred to as Summit Care, exists to provide discounted emergent or medically necessary services to eligible patients.
Eligible Services are emergent or medically necessary healthcare services provided and billed by Summit hospitals. Some exclusions apply such as cosmetic procedures, non-emergent care that is sought out of network, or non-emergent services sought without regard to preauthorization requirements.
||Franklin||Summit Care Program||Summit Health |
|Summit Care Program - Summit Physician Services||Summit Physician Services Discount Program provides discounts ranging from 50% to almost 100% based
on individual family financial needs. However, no service will be offered free of charge.
Summit Physician Services only offers discounts to patients who have applied for and been denied Pennsylvania Medical Assistance coverage. Patients must provide their Pennsylvania Medical Assistance denial to Summit Physician Services before discounts through the Summit Care Discount
Program will be given. Without the denial, patients without insurance coverage shall be offered the Standard Prompt Pay Discount. Routine office visits and elective surgical procedures shall be rescheduled, until the Medical Assistance denial is received or payment is made by the patient. Patients with insurance shall be expected to pay their respective co-pays or co-insurance at time of service, until the Medical Assistance denial is provided to the office.||Franklin||Summit Care Program||Summit Health |
|Tionesta Lions Club||Provide assistance with eye exams, glasses and hearing aids with income qualification.||Warren||Tionesta Lions Club||Tionesta Lions Club|
|United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Medical and Dental Program||Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means.
Medical and dental assistance from CGMA is limited to those extraordinary, unexpected, emergency situations where, after careful planning and budgeting, a demonstrated financial need remains, after having utilized all available resources.
Medical, dental, or hospital expenses must be medically required, not elective. In all cases, the client must have a demonstrated financial need for assistance after utilizing all available resources.
While CGMA cannot act as an insurance company, CGMA can provide assistance to help clients through the emergency and reestablish their normal lifestyle for expenses not covered for by TRICARE, the Coast Guard, other government agencies, private insurance coverage (including TRICARE supplements), or other organizations. Certain eligibility and assistance restrictions apply, and are outlined in the CGMA Manual.
Examples of Authorized Medical and Dental Assistance:|
- Provider Won't Proceed Without Payment,
- Mental Heath and Family Counseling,
- Patient's Cost Share,
- Durable Medical Equipment,
- Prosthetic Devices,
- Rehabilitation Care, Nursing Care, Home Care, or Respite Care,
- Long Term Dental Care,
- Travel, Transportation and Incidental Expenses,
- Special Situations Requiring Board of Control Approval.
|United States Coast Guard||United States Department of Homeland Security|
|UPMC Susquehanna - Financial Assistance Program||Provides eligible patients with financial assistance for Susquehanna Health System bills.||Lycoming||UPMC Susquehanna - Financial Assistance Program||UPMC Susquehanna|
|Warren Lioness Club||Service organization whose main focus is to provide eye, vision, and diabetes related services to those who need them. ||Warren||Warren Lioness Club||Warren Lioness Club|
|Warren Lions Club||To help the sight impaired. We offer assistance for eye exams and glasses.||Warren||Warren Lions Club||Warren Lions Club|