National Breast Cancer Organizations Providing Financial Assistance
National Organizations are organizations that are located in a discrete location and provide financial services across the country. These organizations provide funds directly to patients. They do not have locations in individual states. Any that have affiliates that provide funds for services are listed in state listings.
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society provides a place for cancer patients and their caregivers to stay while receiving treatment in another city. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others. Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease. There are two hope lodges in Florida: Gainseville and Tampa. For more information, please use the link below.
The Assistance Fund
The Assistance Fund Copay Assistance Programs offer financial support to individuals who need help paying for their portion of their specialty prescription medication after insurance has paid its portion.
Limited financial assistance for breast cancer patients for hormonal and oral chemotherapy, pain and anti-nausea medication, child care, transportation, lymphedema care, and durable medical equipment. A program in partnership with Susan G. Komen®.
The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance or required copayment. The Foundation may also assist by paying for part of costs associated with the medication. Also, if you are eligible for health insurance, but cannot afford the insurance premium, they may be able to assist with your insurance premium.
Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation
The Kristy Lasch Miracle Foundation provides monetary assistance to women under the age of 30 who are living with breast cancer. The organization assists with medical needs such as insurance co-pays or prescriptions, and also ancillary medical costs for items such as wigs and scarves. Applications may be downloaded from the Web site. Applications are NOT accepted for non-medical items.
National Financial Resource Directory
This financially focused tool helps sort resources for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, home health care, medical devices, and pharmaceutical agents.
National Treatment Assistance Fund
The Susan G. Komen® National Treatment Assistance Fund bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. This national program helps those who are facing financial challenges by providing limited financial assistance, education, and support services to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women across the country. Funding helps women of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to women who meet pre-determined eligibility criteria. To learn more about these programs and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief (CPR) provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis. CPR call counselors work directly with the patient as well as with the provider of care to obtain necessary medical, insurance and income information to advance the application in an expeditious manner.
Patient Advocate Foundation Co-pay Scripts
Programs designed to assist patients with insurance that have co-payments for chemotherapy or prescription medications. The programs are administered by diagnosis and patients must qualify financially and medically.
Patient Services, Inc
Financial assistance program to help young women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening. This assistance is only for those patients that are undiagnosed or no longer have breast cancer and prescribed an MRI based upon a family history of breast cancer/ovarian cancer or BRCA positive indication.
The Pink Fund
The Pink Fund provides up to 90 days of non-medical financial aid to cover basic cost of living expenses. By providing this financial bridge, The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs, while decreasing stress levels. These factors help breast cancer patients focus on healing, and improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life.
One time grant
Funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the PAF/Komen Treatment Assistance Program Financial Aid Fund will provide a one-time $300 grant to patients diagnosed with breast cancer who meet the program qualifications. These funds are to be used to cover expenses that result from the treatment of breast cancer including transportation costs associated with getting to and from treatment, lymphedema care and supplies, durable medical equipment, prosthesis or wigs, childcare and/or eldercare necessitated by treatment.
Sisters Network Inc National African American Survivorship Organization Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP)
The Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP) provides services to women facing financial challenges. The BCAP program provides financial assistance for but not limited to: medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. This program also provides FREE mammograms for those who qualify.