Ask a local church or senior center for assistance.
Apply for state paratransit services (Call 211 for more information).
NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization that offers prescriptions, copay, and premium assistance. Additional resources include a discount drug card, coupons, rebates and other cost-saving programs. Its patient assistance programs provide medicine at no cost or at a discount. It also developed a directory of clinics that provide care at no cost or for a small fee.
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides financial aid to those with chronic, debilitating, or life-threatening illnesses. Services include copay relief, a directory of financial resources, case management services, scholarships for survivors, and grants to patients. Grants may cover costs of transportation, food, utilities, and housing expenses.
The goal of the PAN Foundation is to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get needed medications and treatments. Through its disease funds, the foundation offers financial assistance for medications, copays, insurance premiums, and travel expenses.
American Cancer Society maintains a directory of resources for people with cancer and their caregivers. Its National Cancer Information Center hotline is available 24/7. Resources include guidance with health insurance and pharmaceutical benefits, patient lodging programs, transportation to treatment, and support groups.