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Other Financial Assistance

The following links and resources may be useful to patients and families looking for medication assistance and financial information. For information on other types of resources visit NORD’s FAQ and Resources page.

Links and Resources

If you cannot find a patient assistance program for your medication, try contacting the manufacturer of the drug for possible program opportunities or financial assistance.

NeedyMeds is dedicated to helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs.

RxAssist offers a database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.

The Abigail Alliance is committed to helping create wider access to developmental cancer drugs and other drugs for serious life-threatening illnesses.

Healing the Children provides support for children with burn injuries, cleft palates and other deformities whose families don’t have access to or cannot afford treatment.

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care provides services to people who are unable to pay for hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has compiled a list of free or low-cost mental health medications provided by pharmaceutical companies.

Need Help Paying Bills provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that can help with paying bills, mortgage and debt expenses.

The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) focuses on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 free clinics and the people they serve in the United States.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals that provides pediatric specialty care. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children focuses on the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions.

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition helps cancer patients by limiting financial challenges, through a broad range of advocacy, communications and education programs in collaboration with its member organizations.

Cancer Care provides professional support services, including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help to anyone affected by cancer. Its services are provided free of charge by professional oncology social workers.

Livestrong Foundation works to identify the issues faced by cancer survivors to comprehensively improve quality of life for members of the global cancer community.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program assists patients with payment of insurance premiums and co-pay obligations, and the identification of additional sources of financial help.

The National Patient Travel HELPLINE provides information about charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.

Patient AirLift Services arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes.

TSA Cares is a helpline to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions. TSA recommends that passengers call 72 hours ahead of travel to for information about what to expect during screening.

Miracle Flights for Kids helps children who are struggling with severe illness fly to specialized medical treatment centers anywhere across the U.S.

Mercy Medical Angels provides both air and ground transportation support for patients in need of specialized medical care outside their local region.

Double “H” Ranch provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

New Directions provides high quality local, national, and international travel vacations and holiday programs for people with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.

Serious Fun Children’s Network is an international family of camps and programs that provide life-changing experiences to children with serious medical conditions, always free of charge.

Hospitality Homes provides temporary housing in volunteer host homes and other donated accommodations for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area medical centers.

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program provides free transportation for cancer patients receiving treatment at a nearby hospital or medical facility.

Educational Equity Center at AED develops programs and materials that promote bias-free learning in school and after school.

Learning Disabilities Association of America creates opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

The HEATH Resource Center is a national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Disabled World provides information and news to the public, disability and disabled rights campaigners. It also provides information about disability scholarships.

MastersDegree.Net is the go-to resource for college and graduate students. The site includes a page of information specifically for college and graduate school students with disabilities.

United States Department of Labor provides information to promote an inclusive workforce and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.