CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. Their programs include counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help. These services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are free of charge.
CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.
CaringBridge's mission is to build bridges of care and communication providing love and support on a health journey. They offer a series of tools to assist patients in their health journey.
Meal Train is one tool CaringBridge offers to help organize those who want to provide support through home-cooked meals and more.
Anthem's Community Resource Link connects patients with the help they need in a wide variety of areas (food, housing, transportation, work, health care, legal matters, etc.). This resource is free and available to anyone. Just enter a Zip Code, search for the type of help needed, and receive a comprehensive list of organizations and resources in that area who can help.
Dental Lifeline Network provides donated dental services and education to people who are unable to afford it and are medically fragile. The organization’s Donated Dental Services program includes a cohort of 15,000 volunteer dentists. Find out if you qualify for free dental care with its state programs database.
GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows patients to raise funds to help with any of their needs.
Good Days provides financial aid to cancer patients through services which include copay, travel, premium and diagnostic testing assistance.
The HealthWell Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to under-insured patients living with chronic or life-threatening diseases such as cancer, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. The Foundation helps eligible individuals afford their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drug copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other selected out-of-pocket costs.
The Lazarex Cancer Foundation makes lifesaving connections that give hope to patients now, and opportunity for new treatments for patients in the future. They help patients navigate clinical trial options or with financial assistance to participate in a clinical trial.
The National Cancer Institute provides financial and other support services for cancer patients and their families.
NeedyMeds connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
The PAN Foundation is dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications.
The Patient Advocate Foundation has a national financial resource directory to assist patients find financial assistance for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, home health care, medical devices, and pharmaceutical agents. Their Co-Pay Relief Program provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify.
The Assistance Fund (TAF)
TAF's mission is to provide underinsured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases access to critical treatment through financial assistance, education, and advocacy.
Please check with your oncology social worker for additional resources relevant to your treatment location or particular type of cancer that may be also available.