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Information Resources for Patients & Caregivers

There are many resources available to assist you and the list below will help get you started. MMORE is not associated with any of these resources nor do we endorse them.  They are provided for your information only.

Click on one of the boxes below for a list of corresponding resources.
 
Financial Assistance Transportation Assistance General Assistance Government Assistance
 

 
 
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Chronic Disease Fund www.cdfund.org Website 1-877-968-7233
The Chronic Disease Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease, cancers or life-altering conditions obtain the expensive medications they need.

HealthWell Foundation www.healthwellfoundation.org Website 1-800-675-8416
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 that is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Its vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) www.leukemia-lymphoma.org Website 1-800-955-4572
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Patient Financial Aid Program provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with significant financial need who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis.
 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Co-Pay Assistance Program offers supplementary financial assistance up to $10,000 per year towards the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs.  Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program.
 

Myeloma Beacon | financial assistance links www.myelomabeacon.com Website  
Various assistance programs are available to patients and caregivers to assist with reimbursement issues.
 

NeedyMeds www.needymeds.org Website  

NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs. The information at NeedyMeds is available anonymously and free of charge.


Partnership for Prescription Assistance www.pparx.org Website 1-888-477-2669
Offers a comprehensive list of patient assistance programs to help cover treatment costs, low-cost clinics, co-payment programs for medications, and a search tool for prescription assistance specific to your medications and situations.

Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) www.panfoundation.org Website 1- 866-316-7263

PAN offers a program that helps insured patients pay for out-of-pocket medical costs (copayments, coinsurance and deductibles) for 22 specific cancer-related and chronic diseases, including multiple myeloma. Requirements vary by disease, but eligible patients may qualify for between $1850 and $8500 per year in copayment assistance.


Patient Advocate Foundation www.copays.org Website 1- 866-512-3861
Email: help@patientadvocate.org
This program will help people with any chronic or lift-threatening disease with every aspect of financial struggles due to the illness. They will work with insurance, doctors, and hospitals to find assistance in paying for needed care. They will also help find ways to pay for any medical debt and/or cost of living issues brought on by the disease. This includes: insurance copays, insurance premiums, living expenses, transportation, equipment/medical supplies, medications, hospitality housing, meals, child care, respite care, medical foods/nutritional supplements, general, loans, and service animals.

 


 
 
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American Cancer Society (ACS) www.cancer.org Website 1-800-ACS-2345

To find transportation assistance resources in your area:

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Log on to www.cancer.org, type in your zip code under the “Find ACS in Your Community” section of the homepage (located on the right side) and click “Go.”
 
Click on the “Find More Local Resources” link located under the “Local Resources” section (located on the bottom right side).
 
You will be directed to a webpage that lists categories of resources in your area. Select the resource categories you are interested in and then click “Go.”

If you have additional questions, simply call the ACS toll-free information line at (800) ACS-2345 and ask specifically about transportation assistance options available in your area. In addition, Road to Recovery is an ACS service program that provides transportation for cancer patients to their treatments and home again. It is provided according to the needs and the availability of resources in the community. For more information, contact your local ACS office.

 

Angel Flight www.angelflight.com Website 1-918-749-8992

Angel Flight was created by a group of pilots who believe in the benefit of volunteering. We strive to keep all aspects of the organization volunteer. We are a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends. We will arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. This service is available to individuals, and health care organizations. We will also arrange transportation of those people who are financially distressed, or who are in a time-critical, non-emergency situation due to their medical condition.


CancerCare www.cancercare.org Website 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs — including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help — are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

CancerCare Assist Door to Door Program provides grants to help with transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from medical care for individuals with multiple myeloma.
 


 
 
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Cancer Legal Resource Center www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org Website 1-866-THE-CLRC

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC's Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide more in-depth information and counsel to CLRC callers.

The CLRC partners with several organizations including LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by Lance Armstrong in 1997.


CancerCare www.cancercare.org Website 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs — including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help — are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

CancerCare Assist Door to Door Program provides grants to help with transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from medical care for individuals with multiple myeloma.

International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) www.myeloma.org Website 1-800-452-2873

The IMF has a 24-hour Hotline to answer questions from patients and family members and provides information about medical services, pharmaceutical access, and patient support groups.

Support group search tool: Website
Free printed materials: Website

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.lls.org Website 1-800-452-2873
Since 1949, LLS has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.


My Multiple Myeloma www.mymultiplemyeloma.com Website  
MyMultipleMyeloma.com is a website for patients and caregivers interested in:
Learning more about multiple myeloma
Getting advice about how to build your healthcare team
Sharing their story and hearing from other patients and caregivers
Learning about upcoming patient and caregiver events
Connecting with others in the multiple myeloma community
 
An increasing number of patients and caregivers rely on the internet, both on personal computers and mobile devices, to access information about their diagnosis, treatment options,healthcare professionals and patient organizations. People’s networks are expanding to include peers who may be outside their immediate circle of friends and family, including online support groups, bloggers, and other social media vehicles.
 
As a patient-focused organization, it is our goal to provide our members with valuable resources that are committed to helping you and your loved ones stay informed and connected.
 
As someone who has been touched by multiple myeloma, you have firsthand knowledge about how important it is to develop relationships with people who can relate to your situation, provide support and share valuable information that may help you cope with your diagnosis and treatment.
 
MyMultipleMyeloma.com was developed by Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov Website  
Offers resources for financial assistance for patients and families, information about insurance, legal healthcare decision-making, information about the cost of clinical trials broken down by state law/regulation for what health insurance companies are mandated to pay.
   
“Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment”: Website
“Coping with Advanced Cancer”: Website
   
 
 
Government Assistance
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