Many programs provide financial assistance for treatment
Following is a list of general national financial assistance programs for people diagnosed with cancer. Additional local and state resources may be available.
- American Cancer Society provides information and resources finding and paying for cancer treatment.
- Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients with financial support.
- CancerCare Co-payment Assistance helps people afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted therapies.
- Family Reach provides financial assistance to families with children or young adults impacted by cancer.
- HealthWell Foundation provides coinsurance, copayment, deductible and health care premium financial assistance.
- Hill-Burton facilities provide free or reduced-cost health services not covered by a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid to those with limited income.
- Hope for Young Adults with Cancer helps young adults in active treatment and in remission for up to 5 years pay for daily living expenses.
- Needy Meds administers prescription assistance programs to help patients with the cost of medications and other healthcare.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance is an online resource helping uninsured and underinsured patients find prescription medicines for little or no cost.
- Patient Access Network (PAN Foundation) helps underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get needed medications and treatments.
- Patient Advocate Foundation provides copay assistance, financial aid and case management services; it also has a copay relief program for cancer genetic and genomic testing.
- Simplefill provides prescription advocate programs for over 1500 drugs.
- The Assistance Fund helps patients and families facing high medical costs by providing assistance for copays, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses.
- The Jonah Foundation provides financial assistance to families in need who are fighting cancer while pregnant or with young children.
Travel & Lodging
- ACS Hotel Lodging program provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need assistance with lodging.
- Air Charity Network provides free air transportation to specialized health care facilities, supporting patients who need to travel for treatment.
- Airbnb provides grant funding that provides free housing for patients traveling for cancer treatment.
- Corporate Angel Network transports cancer patients to the hospital at which they need to be in order to receive a specialized form of treatment.
- Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.
- Joe’s House is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a discounted place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
- Mercy Medical Angels assists in paying for short- and long-distance travel for those that need treatment/participating in a clinical trial.
- Road to Recovery has several transportation assistance programs across the U.S. and supports patients who need travel assistance for treatment.