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Programs that pay the health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary care without assistance. Medical expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Cancer Information, Cancer CareOffers counseling, support groups, Connect Education Workshops, publications and financial assistance with cancer-related costs such as transportation, medication, medical equipment, homecare, childcare—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.Cancer InformationCancer Care
HASDC Food Assistance ProgramProvides emergency assistance to individuals or families who are affected by hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. These funds are to be used for immediate and severe medical needs that impact one’s health, safety or well-being that are directly related to their disorder and not covered by insurance. Any individual requesting assistance must complete an Emergency Assistance Request form describing the nature of the emergency, the amount requested, copies of related bills or estimates and compelling evidence that the need is indeed emergent. Submitting a request does not guarantee funding.CentralEmergency Financial AssistanceHemophilia Association of San Diego County
Health Services, Muscular Dystrophy Association of San Diego and Imperial CountiesProvides information about neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Pays for 1 consultation a year with a physical, occupational, and/or respiratory therapist at local muscular dystrophy clinic (may provide transportation to clinic). Funds up to $2000 for purchase of wheelchair or braces or communication device for speech impaired, and up to $500 a year for repair and maintenance of wheelchairs or braces. Provides a summer camp program for youth. Also offers monthly and bi-monthly support groups for patients and/or their families. Has a speakers bureau and provides volunteers to staff health fair booths.North CentralHealth ServicesMuscular Dystrophy Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Kidney Patient Aid Programs, American Kidney Fund, IncProvides financial assistance to qualified low-income patients with kidney disease. Types of financial assistance include: Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), Safety Net Program, Sanofi Renal/Genzyme Renal Patient Assistance Program, Disaster Relief Program, and grants for a summer camp program for pediatric patients with kidney disease. Call or go online at for more information about these programs.Patient Aid ProgramsAmerican Kidney Fund, Inc
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Community Services and Patient AidThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society provides support and guidance to patients, families and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Patient Services offers free informational booklets and educational programs on all forms of blood cancer and latest treatment options. Staff is available to answer any questions or concerns, in addition to providing referrals to social service agencies, community resources, health care professionals, and treatment facilities. A peer-to-peer program entitled "First Connection" is available for newly diagnosed patients. Agency provides up to $500 per fiscal year for any patient with a blood cancer diagnosis, to alleviate financial burden of costly treatment. Funds are available to cover drug co-pays (antibiotics, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-depressants, chemotherapy, steroids, pain medication, anti-anxiety agents and others), cost of radiation therapy, PET and CAT scans, co-pays and deductibles incurred for cancer treatment, costs of blood and marrow lab tests, and blood transfusion; as well as reimbursable travel expenses. Department coordinates several support groups for patients and their family members in San Diego and Poway, including specific groups for caregivers and survivors struggling with GVHD.North CentralCommunity Services and Patient AidLeukemia and Lymphoma Society
Medical Aid Program, Conner's Cause for ChildrenProvides financial assistance for families with children who have life-threatening illnesses when expenses are not covered by insurance, state, or federal funds.Medical Aid ProgramConner's Cause for Children
Medical Financial Assistance Program, Kaiser Permanente Medical CenterProviding programs that facilitate access to care for vulnerable populations. This commitment includes providing financial assistance to qualified low income, uninsured and underinsured patients when the ability to pay for services is a barrier to accessing emergency and medically necessary care. Patients must meet the eligibility requirements below to qualify. Program covers emergency and medically necessary health care services, pharmacy services and products, and medical supplies provided at Kaiser Permanente facilities (i.e. hospitals, medical centers, and medical office buildings), at Kaiser Permanente outpatient pharmacies, or by Kaiser Permanente providers. Services that are not considered emergent or medically necessary as determined by a Kaiser Permanente provider include, but are not limited to cosmetic surgery or services, infertility treatments, retail medical supplies, surrogacy services, and services related to third party liability, or workers’ compensation cases. Refer to the MFA Policy for a complete list of eligible and ineligible services.North CentralMedical Financial Assistance ProgramKaiser Permanente Medical Center
National Transplant Assistance Fund and Catastrophic Injury Fund, Help Hope LiveCounsels transplant and catastrophic injury patients as to the lifetime financial requirements for successful transplantation including factors such as location and cost of specific transplant center, statistics, insurance status, relocation requirements, medication, and alternative sources of financial assistance. Advises family and friends on establishing a community fund raising campaign in honor of a particular patient if inadequate funding is a problem. Offers a website, printed materials, and seminars to help educate the public. Promotes the need for increased organ/tissue donation.National Transplant Assistance Fund and Catastrophic Injury FundHelp Hope Live
PT Services GrantOffers the PT Services Grant to help low-income individuals with financial difficulties receive medically necessary physical therapy services. For individuals who qualify for the grant, their physical therapy services will be paid in full (up to 10 visits) by PTFORALL at one of the clinics listed on ptforall org. Secondary Services: Used medical equipment, such as walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs, boots, etc. PT Services GrantPhysical Therapy For All

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