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    Financial asistence in Cook County, Illinois

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      SueRae1

      here's a link to a website that list organizations that provide aid
      https://www.pparx.org/en/prescription_assistance_programs/co-payment_programs#CC
      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.

      almost 4 years ago
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      CAS1

      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.

      almost 4 years ago
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      BarbarainBham

      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!

      almost 4 years ago
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