Financial Assistance Resources

Social Worker/Financial Counselor

Our first recommendation is to be sure you are connected with a social worker or financial counselor at your treatment location. If not, ask your provider if they can connect you with them.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Check out the case management services from the Patient Advocate Foundation.

They can help patients with:

Access to care

  • Getting prescribed medical treatment and services
  • Understanding what your health insurance covers and your options if you don’t have insurance

Paying for treatment

  • Getting approvals and payments from health insurance
  • Appealing insurance denials
  • Applying to insurance programs, like Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Applying to programs that help pay for co-pays and insurance premiums
  • Applying for free or low-cost healthcare and medicine programs
  • Getting discounts or setting up payment plans

Paying for living expenses

  • Applying for programs that can help pay for things like food, rent, utilities, and transportation
  • Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Employment

  • Helping you use your employee benefits, like health insurance and sick leave
  • Understanding laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Applying for disability insurance to help with income if you can’t work; and helping you challenge disability                   denials, if needed

Colorado Specific Resources

All Cancers: Ray of Hope 

Breast Cancers: Sense of Security

Gynecologic Cancers: Carol’s Wish Financial Navigation Program

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Consumer Assistance Program: https://cohealthinitiative.org/cap/