• Financial asistence in Cook County, Illinois

    Asked by mbialek on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Financial asistence in Cook County, Illinois

    I was told that I could be eligale for assistance with my living expenses and prescription costs but I haven't been able to track anything down.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Ask whoever told you that to point you in the right direction.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      This link should help you with the meds, Carm RN.


      over 3 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Fear mbialek,

      Try contacting CancerCare which does offer financial assistance for cancer patients as well as the Patient Advocate Foundation - www.patientadvocate.org to see what might be available for help.

      Best wishes,

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      here's a link to a website that list organizations that provide aid
      Also check with a social worker at the center you are being treated at for information on what local programs you qualify and for help applying.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      And go to an ACS center and talk with them too. The big hospitals down town have them. And they offer some financial asssistance with transportation and other items.
      And even check with the Health department because some offer additional assistance too but the social worker should be able to help you from the hospital. And check with cancer wellness .org
      There are local programs like meals on wheels etc that help as well.

      over 3 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      I agree you should ask whoever told you that to give you some ideas.
      Also call the American Cancer Society closest to you, and ask them for a list of places to apply to for financial assistance. Also ask if they have a Patient Advocate who can assist you with cancer related financial assistance. Mine gave me a list of places with phone numbers to contact about assistance with co-pays and medicine costs. Once you start calling, each one will give you ideas. You need to ask each one you call if they assist patients with your specific diagnosis. If you have a computer, you can learn a lot by going to the ACS website. Good luck!

      over 3 years ago

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