Patient Medical Expenses
CancerNet's Managing the Costs of Cancer Care
CancerNet offers a comprehensive overview of the financial costs of cancer care in the United States, including why it's important to talk openly with your healthcare team, what costs to expect, which questions to ask, and more.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. The Web site offers a resource directory to find assistance, and a reading room to learn more about finding assistance.
Patient Services Incorporated
PSI is a non-profit, charitable organization that helps people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments. PSI provides assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with COBRAs, State High Risk Pools, Open enrollment, Guaranteed Issue policies, HIPAA conversion policies; and prescriptions co-payments associated with private insurance as well as with Medicare Parts B and D.
GovBenefits is a partnership of federal agencies with a shared vision to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. The site offers a free and confidential online questionnaire to screen individuals and produce a list of government benefits programs they may be eligible to receive, along with information about how to apply.
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service
National Cancer Institute: Financial Assistance for Cancer Care
Department of Veterans Affairs
1-877-827-1000 (VA Benefits)
1-877-222-8387 (Healthcare Benefits)
Social Security Administration
CancerCare offers limited financial assistance to pancreatic cancer patients.
American Cancer Society
ACS offers limited assistance to help cover certain cancer-related expenses.
Created by a social worker and a physician, this web site is intended to serve as a clearinghouse of information on drug assistance programs offered through many pharmaceutical companies. The site is designed to assist patients in accessing medicine at reduced or no cost if there is a demonstrated financial need. The website also has programs such as Assistance for Specific Diseases and Conditions, Application Assistance, State Sponsored Programs and Medicaid Sites.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. The site offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Patient Access Network Foundation
The PAF Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) 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 enrollment process.
Cancer Supportive Care: Drug Assistance Programs from Pharmaceutical Companies
Genentech Access to Care Foundation
This expansion of Genentech's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Program is designed to address the needs of financially eligible patients who are enrolled in Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.