Direct Financial Assistance

American Dental Association
Dental schools can be a good source of quality, reduced-cost dental treatment. Most of these teaching facilities have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a reduced cost. Experienced, licensed dentists closely supervise the students.

Amputee Coalition
The Amputee Coalition provides tips for applying for financial assistance for prosthetic services and equipment. There is also a comprehensive list of organizations that provide financial assistance.

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
The Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation provides everyday needs assistance for single parent families with children with cancer. The variety of requests range from essentials, such as rent, utilities, food, transportation, utilities, and medications not covered by insurance. They work with 12 pediatric hospitals nationwide, and can help with urgent expenses within 24 hours.

Be the Match
Be the Match has funds to help pay for copayments, insurance premiums, donor searches, lodging, food, and transportation, associated with a Bone Marrow transplant.

Cancer Care
Cancer Care provides financial assistance for active treatment-related medicine, transportation, and homecare. It does not cover basic living expenses such as rent, mortgages, utilities, or food. It also runs The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, a non-profit organization covering the cost of cancer medications for individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments.

Cancer and Careers Micro-Grant Program
The Micro-Grant Program offers cancer patients and survivors financial assistance for professional development opportunities. “Professional development” encompasses any type of course, training, conference or coaching that is essential to any cancer survivor for advancing or maintaining their current job, job-shifting or looking for a new opportunity, during or after cancer treatment.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition provides a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. It further provides a searchable database of financial assistance resources based on diagnosis and assistance type.

The C.H.A.I.N. Fund
The Chain Fund financially assists cancer patients who are undergoing strenuous cancer treatments, which is temporarily preventing them from working. Financial assistance is available in areas such as mortgage, rent, utilities, prescriptions co-pays, insurance co-pays, and special food needs. They also make available support services such as financial counseling, nutritional, emotional and wellness workshops and support groups.

Critical Mass: Mission Control
Mission Control is your one-stop-shop for all young adult programs resources and services. This searchable database is designed specifically for young adults 15-39 years old dealing with cancer.

Dental Lifeline
Dental Lifeline provides access to dental care for people who cannot afford it and: have a permanent disability or who are elderly: age 65 or older or who are medically fragile.

Dentistry From the Heart
Free extractions, fillings and cleanings for adults 18 years old and older at Dentistry from the Heart events in all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

Free Dental is a free website maintained by users like you. Services listed include free dental clinics, sliding fee scale dental clinics, low cost affordable dental clinics and nonprofit dental clinics.

The FLY Foundation
The FLY Foundation provides support to young adults 19-39 years old diagnosed with cancer who are US citizens and residents of Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Funds may reimburse recipients for co-insurance, co-pays, and living expenses, including rent/mortgage payment and utilities, during treatment.

The HealthWell Foundation
At the HealthWell Foundation, they provide financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, co-payments, health care premiums and deductibles for certain medications and therapies.

Hill-Burton Program
The Hill-Burton Program is a federal grant service, working through specific hospitals, to provide free or low-cost services for patients who cannot pay. Eligibility depends on family size and income level.

Marisa’s Mission
Marisa’s Mission is committed to helping patients and families lessen their stress and financial burdens by awarding financial assistance for expenses including transportation, alternative therapy, hospital visits, and more.

Medical Cost Advocate
Medical Cost Advocate experts negotiate your charges directly with health care providers (hospitals, physicians, dentists, ambulatory surgical centers, labs, etc) to reduce your medical expenses. The savings are passed on to you. Payment is only necessary if Medical Cost Advocate is able to save you money.

Mommy & Me Cancer Foundation
Our program offers financial assistance to our moms who are struggling financially due to lost wages from a cancer diagnosis. They help cover things such as housing, utilities, gas cards, back-up childcare, and out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Myriad is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of patients. Through their financial assistance program, they provide small grants to underinsured patients to help reduce out-of-pocket costs.

National Foundation for Transplants (NFT)
NFT offers help to patients and their families by providing fundraising expertise and advocacy, as well as limited grant opportunities.

Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network Foundation provides under-insured patients with co-payment assistance through more than 40 disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need. Individual grants, depending on the disease fund, are available to federally and/or commercially insured patients to cover the cost of co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.

Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides patient services by telephone, email, or web chat to those in need that fall under the scope of PAF services. Their professional staff members intervene by making conference calls when needed, assisting with appeals to insurance companies or the Social Security Administration, negotiating with providers in medical debt situations or securing access to care. The PAF staff strives for positive resolutions whenever possible.

Radiology Assist
Radiology Assist is a nationwide program helping those who must pay imaging expenses out of pocket. This program partners with imaging centers in 30 states, and hopes to be your advocate in obtaining affordable healthcare.

The Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund
The Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund provides financial support for AYAs to participate in a clinical trials as well as educational support programs.

The We Believe Foundation
This Foundation raises awareness about young adult cancers while providing financial assistance to individuals ages 15 – 29 years old. Their applications for assistance open in February and September.