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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.

Paying For Care
Paying For Care

  • If your insurance company denies coverage of recommended treatment, see the Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance and resources.

Open Clinical Trials
Open Clinical Trials

Visit the FORCE Research Study Search tool for information on hereditary cancer research studies for new or evolving treatments.