NORD - National Organization For Rare Disorders
Help Paying for Medical Costs
55 Kenosia Ave, Danbury, CT, 06810-7326
Distance: 20 Miles
Provides financial help to people with a health condition or disability so that they can pay for medical bills or other expenses related to health care
Help patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford.
Offers additional financial assistance for:
* Insurance premiums and patient co-pays fees
* Diagnostic testing assistance
* Travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists
Eligibility criteria can vary by program, most patient assistance programs require the following:
* Patient must have an applicable diagnosis or physician referral
* Patient must be a legal US resident
* Patient must meet the program's financial need criteria
Programs currently offering assistance are listed at: https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/help-access-medications/patient-assistance-programs-2
Maximum award levels vary by program. Awards are made on a calendar year basis and patients may reapply for subsequent years. Applications are responded to within two business days.
To apply for assistance or contact a representative with questions about a program, go online to https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/help-access-medications/patient-assistance-programs-2 and find a program that best meets your situation.
If you do not find a program for your specific needs, call (800) 999-6673. For help in Spanish, call (844) 259-7178
9:00am - 7:00pm, Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm, Friday (Eastern Time)
|Toll Free||(800) 999-6673|
|Toll Free - Spanish||(844) 259-7178|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LH-5100.3300Incidental Medical Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance that helps individuals who have a designated health condition or disability or who require a transplant pay for non-medical but related expenses which may include travel expenses to and from treatment, home and child care expenses, housing costs and/or related transplantation costs such as donor search, compatibility testing, bone marrow harvesting, unrelated stem cell procurement, and transportation and housing costs associated with the transplant.
LH-5100.5000Medical Care Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that pay the hospital bills, doctor bills, laboratory expenses or other health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary health care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain medical care. Medical bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
LH-5100.6500Prescription Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance to purchase necessary prescription drugs for people who would be in an emergency situation without assistance. Also included are programs that reimburse individuals for their prescription expenses, usually on an annual basis. Prescription expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-3000.5760Orphan Diseases Definition
Any of a variety of pathological conditions whose occurrence is so rare that research regarding treatment has not been a priority.