• Does ACS assist with financial support for gas expense?

    Asked by rhumbert on Friday, December 16, 2011

    Does ACS assist with financial support for gas expense?

    I have been out of work for over a year now and was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer dealing with the mylar sheath (Nervous sysytem).
    As of today, I have completed 10 treatments out of 30 with radiation and having to travel back and forth to Tampa, Florida for treatments and having to live on credit cards.

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi rhumbert,

      I don't have the answer to that question, but if you call the American Cancer Society at the phone number listed at the bottom of this, page they can tell you with certainty and can help you with resources in your area. Support is available till 6:30pm M-F CST.


      over 8 years ago
    • momsofzeck's Avatar

      Please disregard the Turkish translation. These people might help!

      1. CANCER CARE
      Yani Kanser Bakımı
      Telefon :1-800-813-4673
      CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.

      Bu kuruluş, ulusal, kar amacı gütmeyen,ücretsiz profosyonel hizmetler sağlayan bir kuruluştur. Kansere yakalanmış herkes, kanserden dolayı acı çeken herkes, bakım verenler, ilgilenenler ve etkilenen çocuklar bu hizmetlerden ücretsiz yararlanabilir. Kanser bakım programı kapsamında danışmanlık, destek grupları eğitim, finansal yardım ve her konuda yardım profosyonel onkologlar ve sosyal çalışanlar tarafından ücretsiz verilir.
      İlgilenen Ses Birleşmesi
      [phone number redacted]
      The Caring Voice Coalition, Inc.© is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, established in 2003 to serve the comprehensive needs of individuals affected by serious, chronic disorders.

      Ulusal, kar amacı gütmeyen, yardım bazlı ve 2003 yılında kronik (tedavisi zor) hastalıklara yakalanmış insanlar için kurulmuş bir kurumdur.
      Caring Voice provides the following patient services to those who are insured and underinsured:

      Caring Voice isimli organizasyon sigortalı veya sigortasız hastalara aşağıdaki ·servisleri vermektedir:
      Financial Assistance Program
      Finansal yardım

      · Insurance Education and Counseling Program
      Sigorta eğitimi ve danışmanlık programı
      · Patient Support Program
      Hasta destek programı
      LINK: http://caringvoice.org/about.htm

      Kronik Hastalıklar Fonu
      [phone number redacted]
      More specifically, Chronic Disease Fund® is a non-profit, full service financial and medication assistance organization. We exist to improve the health and quality of life of patients battling chronic disease, cancer or other life-altering conditions who cannot afford the medications they so desperately need

      Kar amacı gütmeyen, tam tehşisatlı servis, finansal ve ilaç yönünden yardım sağlar. İlaç paralarını ödeyemeyenler için kurulmuş bir yardım organizasyonu. LINK: http://www.cdfund.org/

      Sözü fazla uzatmaya gerek yok... Kısacası yine ilaçların ücretlerinin ödenmesine yardımcı olan bir kurum.
      [phone number redacted]

      Every day Patient Access Network helps thousands of underinsured patients afford the copayments for their cancer or chronic disease medications. Since October 2004, we’ve provided over $116 million in copayment assistance to more than 70,000 patients in need.

      Nearly $0.87 cents of every dollar donated to PAN goes directly to our patients. Learn more about how you can support PAN patients by visiting Ways to Give.

      Patients or their advocates can apply for assistance by calling[phone number redacted]

      The Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through 21 disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need.

      A list of other co-payment assistance organizations:
      Ödemelere yardımcı olan diğer kuruluşların isimleri aşağıdaki listede verilmiştir. Özel isimlerde tercüme olmaz ben aynen veriyorum isimleri internetten bakabilirsiniz.
      · Cancer Care

      · Caring Voices

      · Chronic Disease Fund

      · Healthwell

      · Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

      · NORD

      · Patient Services, Inc

      LINK: https://www.panfoundation.org/

      Hasta haklarını savunan avukatlar bu servisle sizlere yardımcı olmak için ücret almıyorlar.
      [phone number redacted]

      Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

      The mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

      We assist patients with:

      · Medical Debt Crisis

      · Insurance Access Issues

      · Job Retention Issues

      LINK: http://www.patientadvocate.org/

      over 8 years ago
    • hairbow's Avatar

      I received a gas card and also ACS made arrangements for hotel overnight stays with participating motel/hotels. I was fortunate that my radiation provider was local. The gas card and hotel stays were very useful when I had the overnight stay prior to surgery and followup visit since the hospital/surgeon was over 150 miles away.

      over 8 years ago
    • shauna0915's Avatar

      Please call ACS at[phone number redacted] and ask to speak to a Patient Navigator. Explain your situation and what it is you need assistance with. They do help with transportation expenses, including gas money. Whatever they are not able to help with financially, they will be able to tell you who to contact for assistance.

      I wish you all the best and hope this is helpful.

      over 8 years ago
    • shauna0915's Avatar

      I see the phone number was blocked on my post. The phone number is available at cancer.org. I'll try typing it one more time to see if I can get it to post. 800 227 2345

      over 8 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      ACS does give a 50 gift card every 12 months for gas and they do offer a ride program where if u need a ride a volunteer will take you to treatment and pick you up if you are going to a cancer center a few hours away from where u live talk to the about a gas program lost of them have it youjust have to ask We drove 2 hours 1 way for my treatment.

      over 8 years ago
    • toml's Avatar

      The acs does have the gas card, here in CA. it pays at $.14 a mile. It helps a lot. Also the cnacer center I go to gives me Chevron Gas cards to help, you have to ask about them.

      over 8 years ago

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