Pediatric Cancer Financial Assistance – When cancer strikes, the financial burden can be high, to say the least, forcing many people to make treatment decisions based upon money instead of their health. These added worries make fighting cancer that much harder, as stress is known to cause harm to our immune systems. We here at Cancer Horizons believe that no patient should ever have to make a decision between quality medical care and putting food on the table. To that end, we have developed an extensive listing of financial assistance programs that are available to cancer patients and caregivers.
Take a moment and navigate over to our page for financial assistance. Here you will see a lot of information, but don’t be intimidated – we have it broken down by topic.
- The Max Cure Foundation offers assistance to low-income and military families with kids battling cancer. In order to qualify for this help, a social worker must complete this application and submit it. Emergency assistance is also available via completion of this form, but it must be signed by your child’s doctor.
- The Novartis Universal Co-Pay Card helps patients that are covered by private insurance with their Co-Pays for certain Novartis products. Patients on Medicare, Medicaid, or other state run health plans are not eligible. This card helps with the cost of insurance co-pays by covering any co-pay in excess of $25, up to an annual maximum benefit of $15,000. To find out if you qualify, simply click on the name of the prescription and complete the following questionnaire.
- The B+ Foundation Family Assistance Program is a designed to help with the financial struggles experienced by families of kids with cancer. In order to apply, complete this form and mail it to: The B+ Foundation Family Assistance Program, 101 Rockland Circle, Wilmington, DE 19803
- Preserving future fertility is a huge concern for pediatric cancer patients and their families. To that end, the Caporal Assistance Network has created the Mariposa Program to help defray these costs for both young men and women. This program is open to US residents, 18-40 years of age, that reside in the Central Texas region. Other qualifications include income maximums and denial of insurance coverage for these procedures. To apply, complete this application.
- The National Children’s Cancer Society offers both transportation and financial help to families of kids with cancer. Transportation assistance can be used for mileage, air fare, and lodging when a family has to travel for treatments. The emergency assistance fund provides $300 to families whose child must be away from home for greater than 30 days for treatments. Please review the website for qualification criteria for each type of assistance. Both types of aid can be applied for by following this link.
- Emily’s Kids is a foundation set up in memory of a young woman that fought Ewing’s Sarcoma. Emily saw the financial burden that is placed on families dealing with cancer and wanted to help. The Gold Ribbon Scholarship is open to pediatric cancer patients under the age of 25 (must be diagnosed by age 18) that have been treated a one of six hospitals in North Carolina. Detailed requirements can be found here, and an application may be completed by following this link.