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250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Local Phone: 404-320-3333 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. In addition to providing a wide variety of services and programs for cancer patients, family, friends, and caregivers, the ACS also supports cancer research, advocacy, and education. The Cancer Helpline, available 24 hours/day, connects callers with trained staff that can help answer general questions about cancer, recent diagnoses and treatment. Cancer Information Specialists can also provide information on support services and assist in finding local and national financial assistance programs.

Information is available in both English and Spanish, with select topics available in 11 other languages.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some services and programs may have been suspended. For up-to-date information on available services, visit the Support Programs and Services web page or contact the ACS at the phone number above.

ACS programs and services include:
Health Insurance Assistance Service: health insurance specialists provide information for those who have lost, or are in danger of losing, their health care coverage
Hope Lodge: lodging for patients and caregivers
I Can Cope: online cancer education classes for patients and loved ones
Online Support Communities
Reach to Recovery: breast cancer support
Road to Recovery: rides to treatment
tlc (Tender Loving Care): catalog and website of hair loss and mastectomy products
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Medication (includes co-payments), Screening, Treatment, Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups
Additional Resources: is the official benefits website of the U.S. Government. The website, available in English and Spanish, is designed to help users find government benefit and assistance programs across multiple Federal agencies. Benefit Finder’s confidential prescreening questionnaire helps users identify which government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Counseling

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients manage financial and practical challenges. Patients and health care providers can search the CFAC online database for cancer support organizations by diagnosis, location, and/or type of assistance. While CFAC cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance, patients may contact member organizations directly for information and assistance.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medical Supplies, Wigs, Prostheses , Medication (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Treatment
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22nd Floor
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Local Phone: 212-601-9750 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Free Line: 1-866-552-6729 (1-866-55-COPAY) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping qualified patients afford co-payments, coinsurance and deductibles for prescribed cancer treatments. Patients must be in active treatment or have a treatment plan in place prior to applying. Assistance programs may change depending on available funding.

For the latest information on covered diagnoses and program eligibility, contact the CCAF or visit their website. Co-payment specialists are also available to refer clients to other public and/or private financial assistance programs. For information in Spanish, contact the CCAF directly.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments), Treatment
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Free Line: 1-877-543-7669 (1-877-KIDS-NOW) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides free or low-cost health coverage for children age 18 and younger childhood whose families earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage. States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured. Callers will be referred to the CHIP program in their state for further information about what the program covers, who is eligible, and the minimum qualifications.
Categories: Childhood, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Health Professional Referrals

6900 Dallas Parkway
Ste 200
Plano, TX 75024
Local Phone: 972-608-7141 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-877-968-7233 (Responds to calls in English only, 8am-5pm CST)
Good Days provides financial support for qualified patients with chronic and life-altering diseases (including some types of cancer), allowing them access to treatment that may otherwise be unaffordable. Programs may include assistance with prescription co-pay and health insurance premiums, diagnostic testing, and treatment-related travel expenses. Assistance programs may change depending on available funding.

Information on current programs, eligibility criteria, and other support resources is available online or by speaking with a Care Navigator. Support in Spanish is available over the phone and via chat.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments)
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200 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC 20201
Local Phone: Help Center: 1-800-318-2596 (available for questions 24/7) is the first U.S. Department of Health and Human Services central database of health coverage options, combining information about public programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) with information from more than 1,000 private insurance plans. Consumers can search online for health insurance options specific to their life situation and local community. also has information about the Affordable Care Act (the law which put into place comprehensive health insurance reforms). The enrollment period opens November 1 each year.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Educational Programs

P.O. Box 489
Buckeystown, MD 21717
Free Line: 1-800-675-8416 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The HealthWell Foundation® provides full or partial financial assistance to eligible individuals who cannot afford prescription copayments, health insurance premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance, pediatric treatment costs and travel expenses. Eligibility and funding are dependent on several criteria, including insurance coverage, household income, diagnosis, and treatment. A full list of the diseases and medications covered, as well as income requirements, is provided on the Foundation's website. Patients or family members can apply online or over-the-phone.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments), Treatment
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3 International Drive, Suite 200
Rye Brook, NY 10573
Free Line: 1-800-955-4572 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and services to patients and caregivers. Support services include local support groups, online chat, an online patient community, and peer-to-peer support that links patients and their families with a trained volunteer who has experienced a similar situation.

Additional resources include educational programs, publications, home-care services, financial assistance, and information tailored to caregivers. Information specialists are available over-the-phone to assist with questions related to diagnosis and treatment, financial and social challenges, and support. Information is available in Spanish, with language interpretation available in 170 languages. LLS has chapter offices located throughout the United States and Canada.
Categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Other Cancers, General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments), Advocacy, Educational Programs , Peer/Buddy Programs , Support Groups

623 W 38th St
Ste 300
Austin, TX 78705
Free Line: 1-855-220-7777 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Livestrong provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including patients, loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers. Through education, referrals, and counseling services, Livestrong helps patients, and their loved ones, manage the physical, emotional, and practical effects of cancer. Support resources provide information on insurance, employment and financial concerns, transportation, emotional support and counseling, treatment concerns and clinical trials, nutrition, specialized services for young adults, and information on fertility and associated financial support programs. Livestrong Cancer Navigators provide over-the-phone assistance in English and Spanish.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Educational Programs

7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
Local Phone: 410-786-3000 (Responds to calls in English only)
Medicaid (Medical Assistance) is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. Although the Federal Government establishes general guidelines for the program, Medicaid is a state-administered program, and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Information about coverage is available from local state welfare offices, state health departments, state social service agencies, or the state Medicaid office. The Vaccines for Children Program (VCP) provides immunization services for children 18 and under who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, underinsured, and receiving childhood immunizations through a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Clinic, or are Native American or Alaska Native. Spanish-speaking staff are available in some offices.
Categories: Childhood, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments)

7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
Free Line: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
TTY Line: 1-877-486-2048
Medicare is a Federal Government health insurance program that is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare is divided into four parts - Parts A, B, C, and D. Part A is Hospital Insurance and helps pay for inpatient hospital care and care at nursing facilities, hospice, and home health care services. Part B is Medical Insurance and covers doctor services, outpatient care, and some preventive services. Part C is the Medicare Advantage Plans, which allow you to get Medicare benefits through private companies approved by and under contract with Medicare (includes Part A, Part B, and usually other benefits Medicare doesn't cover). Most plans also provide prescription drug coverage. Part D is Prescription Drug Coverage and is run by private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare reimburses patient care costs for its beneficiaries who participate in clinical trials designed to diagnose or treat cancer. To receive information on eligibility, explanations of coverage, and related publications, call Medicare or visit their Web site. Some publications are available in Spanish.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Medication (includes co-payments)

5th Floor
383 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Local Phone: 203-229-0464 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-603-6628 (available M-F, 9am-7pm ET)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) provides information for patients with multiple myeloma and other types of plasma cell disorders. In addition to resources specific to the disease, including information on signs and symptoms, initial diagnosis, and treatment options, a variety of publications and educational programs are available for patients and their caregivers. The MMRF also provides information on finding a treatment center, support groups, and financial assistance programs. Nurse Patient Navigators offer information and support over-the-phone, via email and through social media. Select publications are available in Spanish.
Categories: Multiple Myeloma, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Treatment, Educational Programs , Health Professional Referrals, Support Groups
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Suite 800
2301 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Local Phone: 816-783-8500 (Help Desk) (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-470-6242 (1-866-470-NAIC) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the 5 U.S. territories. A state insurance regulator's primary responsibilities are to educate the public about insurance and protect the interests of insurance consumers, and the NAIC helps regulators fulfill that obligation. NAIC assists people who do not have insurance and also fields insurance complaints. NAIC has a Consumer Information Source (CIS) tool on its Web site that provides information on insurance companies that you can review before purchasing insurance. You can obtain information such as closed insurance complaints, licensing information, and key financial data. The Internet address for the CIS tool is listed in the Additional Resources section. Through its award-winning Insure U consumer-education program, the NAIC helps consumers evaluate their options and get smart about insurance. The Insure U Web site provides basic information on the major types of insurance: life, health, auto, and homeowners/renter’s insurance.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments)

Mail Stop K-64
4770 Buford Highway, NE.
Atlanta, GA 30341
Free Line: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO) (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. Screening support is provided in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 11 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations. Services include clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests, HPV tests, pelvic exams, diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment. In 2000, Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act, which enables women in the NBCCEDP program to access treatment through Medicaid.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Health Professional Referrals
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500 North Broadway
Suite 1850
St. Louis, MO 63102
Local Phone: 314-241-1600 (General) (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-800-532-6459 (1-800-5-FAMILY) (Responds to calls in English only)
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors. Types of financial assistance available include emergency assistance for living expenses, travel costs related to cancer treatment, and college scholarships for childhood cancer survivors. NCCS also provides information and support during and after treatment, including information on the late effects of childhood cancer and a list of long-term follow up clinics. Please visit the website for more details about the services offered by NCCS.
Categories: Childhood, General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Scholarships & Camps, Support Groups
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421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Free Line: 1-800-532-5274 (Responds to calls in English and Spanish)
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening or debilitating diseases to help them access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. PAF's case management program provides one-on-one assistance to help patients, caregivers or providers resolve healthcare issues.

Educational resources address a variety of topics, including finding financial assistance, understanding and accessing health insurance, and maintaining employment. The Scholarship for Survivors program awards college scholarships to individuals under the age of 25 who have been diagnosed and/or actively treated for a chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease within the past 5 years. Resources, including over-the-phone support, are available in both English and Spanish.

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Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Legal Issues
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89 South Street, LL 02
Boston, MA 02211
Local Phone: 617-938-3484 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-439-9365 (Responds to calls in English only)
The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment. Through direct financial assistance and free online support and education, the Samfund helps young adults move forward toward their personal, professional, and academic goals. Twice a year, the Samfund gives grants to survivors aged 21-39 to help with medical bills, general living expenses, and other financial difficulties. Online support and education is available through their Webinar series, "Moving Forward with Your Financial Health," Finances 101 Toolkit program, and a blog.
Categories: General Living Expenses, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Scholarships & Camps, Educational Programs

2922 Rosedale Street
Houston, TX 77004
Local Phone: 713-781-0255 (Responds to calls in English only)
Free Line: 1-866-781-1808 (Responds to calls in English only)
Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI) is a national African American breast cancer survivorship organization that addresses the breast health needs of African American women through its affiliate chapters and partnerships with existing service providers. Sisters Network has a breast cancer assistance program (B-CAP) that provides assistance to women facing financial challenges after diagnosis. The program provides financial assistance for mammograms, copays, office visits, prescriptions, and medical-related lodging and transportation. An application form to apply for assistance may be obtained by calling or sending in a request via e-mail.
Categories: Breast, Health Insurance (includes co-payments), Lodging & Travel, Medication (includes co-payments), Screening, Educational Programs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a state program funded by the Federal government to provide information, referrals, and counseling to Medicare recipients and their families/caregivers. Specifically, SHIP counselors provide information on Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and assistance with filing an appeal. The programs in each state often have different names but they all have the same purpose. Services may be received on the telephone or in face-to-face counseling sessions. SHIP counselors are available in every state and in several territories. To find a SHIP counselor, go to the Web site listed in the URL field above. On the left side of the page, under "Search by Organization Name" you can select “SHIP - State Health Insurance Assistance Program” and then select a state or territory from the "Choose a State/Territory" option. Inquirers may also ask their doctor, social worker, or pharmacist about eligibility for other programs.
Categories: Health Insurance (includes co-payments)

Post Office Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
Free Line: 1-855-698-4223 (1-855-MY-UHCCF) (Leave a message)
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is dedicated to improving access to medical-related services for children who have medical needs that are not fully covered by their insurance. The Foundation provides grants for children (age 16 and younger) whose commercial health care plan does not cover or does not completely cover their medical services. Grant applications must be submitted online.
Categories: Childhood, Health Insurance (includes co-payments)
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