Financial Support for those Affected by Cancer

Financial assistance, grants, and planning tools can provide you with funding and information to ease the cost of cancer. Select a topic below to learn more about resources available.

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  • Assistance for Medical Expenses

    Henry Ford Billing

    • Learn more about your medical bill, pay online, or contact us for assistance.

    Insurance Accepted

    • Find out if your insurance is accepted at the Henry Ford hospital or medical center near you.

    Henry Ford Financial Assistance

    • Patients can look to Henry Ford Health for fair pricing of the medical services it provides and for assistance with finding options to help manage their medical costs.

    Great Lakes Loan Closets

    • List of community resources where patients can get medical equipment at little to no cost.

    NeedyMeds

    • Information and instructions about how to apply for Prescription Assistance Plans (PAPs).

    World Medical Relief

    • If you are without insurance and struggling to pay for everyday medication or medical supplies, you may be eligible for assistance from World Medical Relief.

    CancerCare – Financial and Co-Pay Assistance

    • CancerCare offers limited financial assistance for cancer-related costs and co-pays and support from oncology social workers with finding additional resources.

    Patient Access Network (PAN Foundation)

    • Disease-specific assistance programs help patients pay for out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses and health insurance premiums.

    Patient Advocate Foundation

    • Co-Pay Relief program exists to help reduce the financial distress patients, and their families face when paying for treatment.

    Healthwell Foundation

    • Foundation helping those who are underinsured pay copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

    The Assistance Fund

    • A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to patients with serious and chronic diseases. TAF has programs for copay assistance, insurance premiums and incidentals and health care expenses.

    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)

    • LLS offers financial assistance for medical and non-medical expenses of those diagnosed with Leukemia or Lymphoma.

  • Assistance for Living Expenses

    Game On Cancer

    • Game On Cancer is a unique program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute where a community of people raise money annually to support cancer patient needs, programming and research.
    • If you are a Henry Ford Cancer Institute patient, talk to your social worker or cancer care team to see if you’re eligible for financial assistance through Game On Cancer.
    • If you’re interested in getting involved in raising money for Game On Cancer, visit their website to join the team!

    Family Reach Grant

    • Dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer by providing immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical break points. Download the free financial handbook.

    Angels of Hope Grant

    • A local non-profit that provides emergency assistance for the daily living expenses of cancer patients (i.e. rent/mortgage, utilities, food, insurance, auto).

    New Day Foundation for Family Grant

    • The New Day Foundation helps families facing any type of cancer with financial assistance, social workers and financial navigators, and an expense worksheet.
    Henry Ford Guest Housing
    • Short term, convenient, hotel-like accommodations on a first-come first-serve basis in the apartment building behind Henry Ford Hospital.

    Reduced Hotel Rates for Cancer Patients

    • The American Cancer Society (ACS), through their “Hotel Partners Program,” offers reduced rates at various downtown and suburban hotels to cancer patients. For more information, call (800) 227-2345.

  • Financial Planning

    Cancer and Careers

    • Career and employment support for cancer patients during treatment.
    Cancer Community
    • Patient education and resources to help navigate the financial impact of cancer and where to find help.

    Family Reach

    • Pro bono financial planners to help manage cash flow and debt during cancer treatment.

    DFCU Financial

    • Dearborn Federal Credit Union offers free educational financial seminars on topics including debt-free living, Medicare, social security, student loans and more. All seminars are free to members and potential members. Learn more about seminar topics, dates and times.


  • Health Insurance and Government Assistance

    Medicare

    • The official website for the Medicare program, find out more about your plan and what services are covered.

    Extra help

    Medicaid

    • Visit our Medicaid page to learn more about applying for Medicaid in Michigan. Visit MI Bridges to learn more or apply for Medicaid.

    FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

    • The act that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take 12 unpaid weeks off work with job security and continuation of group health coverage due to a serious health condition of self or a direct family member, among other situations.
    • Ask your social worker if you have questions about filling out and submitting online FMLA forms.

    Social Security Disability


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Contact the cancer team 24/7 by calling (888) 777-4167.

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