For assistance with everyday expenses, view Financial Resources
. For help addressing financial impacts due to COVID-19, view the following resources.
- Through a new fund to assist at risk or quarantined patients with COVID-19 costs, HealthWell will provide up to $250 in financial assistance for a 12-month grant period to eligible patients who have annual household incomes up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level. Grants awarded will provide reimbursement assistance for delivered food and medication and transportation costs to managing COVID-19. In addition, eligible copayment and incidental costs associated with tele-health treatments and diagnostics related to COVID-19 will also be covered under the fund.
- COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance - Covers up to $6,000 for eligible patients to assist with: A) COBRA premium costs related to COVID-19 layoffs/unemployment, or B) the employee portion of insurance premium cost, related to COVID-19 furlough.
National Organization of Rare Disorders
The NORD COVID-19 Critical Relief Program is designed to provide eligible rare disease patients with assistance for non-medical essential expenses, and the NORD COVID-19 Premium & Medical Relief Program is designed to provide eligible rare disease patients assistance with insurance premiums and limited medical expenses. Both programs are specifically for rare disease patients who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through job loss, reduced work hours, quarantine, etc.
NeedyMeds COVID-19 Resource Center
NeedyMeds is a national non-profit which connects people to programs that will help them afford their healthcare costs. Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center to view programs for those experiencing financial hardships and struggling with healthcare expenses due to the coronavirus.
PAN Foundation Covid-19 Fund
To help affected patients cope with unprecedented financial stress relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, also known as coronavirus, the PAN Foundation is providing direct assistance of $300 on a pre-paid debit card for eligible individuals who have annual household incomes up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level and who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or directed to self-quarantine due to COVID-19. Eligible patients can use the financial support for treatment expenses for COVID-19, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies, and groceries and meals, including delivery services. Visit website for eligibility qualifications. To apply, call PAN Foundation at 1-866-316-7263.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) COVID Care Recovery Fund will deliver $500 in direct financial aid to eligible patients who need non-medical, cost-of-living support as a result of their diagnosis of COVID-19. Patients can access the fund and complete an application for assistance via a secure portal 24x7, or through the toll-free hotline at 1-855-824-7941, option 1.
State Department of Human Services/Health and Human Services
Offers financial assistance to support individuals & families, such as food stamps, housing vouchers and other cash assistance.
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