DID YOU KNOW? The average breast cancer patient accumulates $30,000-$50,000 in medical bills for their treatment. Even WITHinsurance, out of pocket medical expenses can be thousands & thousands of dollars!!!Here is a partial listing of expenses they may incur: * Average Insurance Deductible: $1500 *Insurance company will pay 85% of the bills until patient reaches $4,000 out of pocket. Only then will insurance pay 100%. *Often times, the drug Adriamycin drops the patients blood counts so low that they need a blood booster shot. This shot, before insurance is $3,000 per shot. *Average length of treatment is 6-8 "cycles" of 2-3weeks each, with a cost of $125 per visit. *On top of each visit, many patients take Taxol and/or Herceptin. Both of these medications can be an additional $180 per dose. *No grants cover PET scans or CT scans.
ADOPT A PATIENT We understand that medical bills can be overwhelming during your fight. For this reason, we will assist you with payment. All you need to do is fill out an application.
A cancer patient having trouble paying their medical bills fills out an application. They are sometimes referred to us by their health care provider.
The application is reviewed by our board of directors and if approved, the patient will submit medical bills to be paid up to $1000. The money goes directly to the provider, not the patient.
We want you to feel your best after treatment. We've partnered with several salons in our area that will make you feel like queen for a day by offering hair style, nails, makeup or whatever you need to feel good again. You can fill out a form yourself, or nominate someone you feel would benefit from this FREE service. Here is what a makeover day looks like:
Come to our store to choose a few outfits for your wardrobe.
Travel by limo to a local salon for services you choose
Go to lunch or receive a gift card to a local restaurant
Receive various donated items from local merchants such as jewelry gift cards.
Be pampered for the day.
FREE PRODUCTS We offer a full line of products for people going through cancer. Items such as wigs, pillows, shawls, bras, books, knitted knockers, clothing and other items to help make life a little more comfortable when going through chemotherapy. Patients simply need to stop by the store during regular business hours. One of our staff will meet with you to help you find the right products you need to make your life more comfortable.
GIFTS OF HOPE PROGRAM Having cancer can be a financially difficult time. We understand and want to help on those holidays where you simply cannot come up with the funds to purchase gifts for your beloved children or grandchildren. We offer help to purchase gifts for your little ones so that you have one less worry to think about. Simply contact your health care provider and ask them how to get a form and they will submit it to us for approval. Our staff will fulfill the request and return it to your provider. It's as simple as that. Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.