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WINNING THE BATTLE OF LIFE AND SIGHT


Financial support



General Assistance programs provide food, housing, prescription drugs and other medical expenses for those who are not eligible for other programs. Contact your state or local Department of Social Services.


Hospitals that receive Hill-Burton funds are required by law to provide some services to people who cannot afford to pay for their hospitalization.
(800) 638–0742
http://www.hrsa.gov/osp/dfcr/obtain/
Freecare.htm



Medical costs that are not covered by insurance policies sometimes can be deducted from annual income before taxes.
www.irs.ustreas.gov


Medicaid (Medical Assistance) a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for people who need financial assistance for medical expenses.
http://www.help4adhd.org/en/systems
/insurance/public



The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization that provides education, legal counseling and referrals to cancer patients and survivors.
(800) 532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

Patient Assistance Programs are offered by some pharmaceutical manufacturers to help pay for medications. To learn whether a specific drug might be available at reduced cost through such a program, contact a medical social worker.


The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a Federal-State partnership that offers low-cost or free health insurance coverage to uninsured children of low-wage, working parents.
(877) KIDS-NOW
www.insurekidsnow.gov


Check with independent sponsors such at your work place. Some employers have contributed to travel costs as a charitable donation.


Community voluntary agencies and service organizations such as the Salvation Army, Lutheran Social Services, Jewish Social Services, Catholic Charities and the Lions Club might offer help.


Fundraising is another mechanism to consider. Contact your local library for information about how to organize fundraising efforts.







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Wills Eye Institute
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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