Limited assistance is available for prophylactic surgery
If your health insurer denies coverage of risk-reducing surgery or breast reconstruction, visit the Health Insurance Appeals section of our website for guidance and resources.
Many hospitals and oncology practices have nurse navigators, social workers or financial counselors who can help identify financial assistance and other resources. If you have a cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible for assistance through programs focused on treatment. See our list of cancer treatment resources for more information.
- Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation provides grants to offset the costs of breast reconstructive surgery for women in need.
- Federally qualified health centers (“Community Health Centers”) are a resource for anyone who needs financial assistance with their health and preventive care.
- Hill-Burton facilities provide free or reduced-cost health services not covered by a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid to people with limited income.
- Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for people who have Medicare.
- Patient Advocate Foundation provides case managers who help identify financial assistance programs and resources for those facing challenges.