Thinking about cancer or dealing with cancer risk can be scary or overwhelming, but we believe that receiving information and resources is comforting, empowering, and lifesaving.
Insurance companies are required to cover the costs for cancer treatment. However, health plans may vary on the amount of out-of-pocket costs and coverage for specific doctors, facilities or treatments. You have a right to know how much your treatment may cost you. Your doctor's office and treating hospital should work with your insurance company to help you plan for the cost of your care.
If your insurance company denies any services associated with your treatment and care, your health care team can help you appeal their decision. Visit our Health insurance appeals page for additional information on insurance appeals.
Most hospitals have social workers or financial assistance counselors who can help explain your options and direct you to resources which provide assistance in paying for medical care. Some hospitals designated as Hill-Burton facilities receive money from the federal government. These hospitals must provide a certain amount of free or reduced-cost health services every year to those who cannot pay. Each facility may decide which type of free or reduced-cost care it will provide, and must publish this information in the newspaper, as well as provide a written notice to you upon request for Hill-Burton Assistance.