Raising a child with complex medical needs can be expensive. You may have to pay for doctor’s visits, hospital stays, medications, and more. While you are struggling to care for your child, you should not have to struggle to pay the bills.
Today, we provide you with a list of resources and organizations to help you with your financial needs.
Before you start:
- Talk to your child’s doctor or hospital social worker. The hospital may be able to connect you to charity programs affiliated with the hospital. Perhaps they can provide vouchers for parking or hotel rooms. Your child may qualify for a clinical trial. Most hospitals have a payment plan option if your bills are unmanageable.
- Contact your state or local social service agencies to find out about helpful programs in your area.
- Look through this excellent resource tool, the Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Financial Resource Directory.
- See our previous blog post on prescription medication and copayment assistance: Patient Assistance Programs.
If you still haven’t found the support you need, take some time to look through the list below.
Please note that we are providing this list for informational purposes only. We cannot verify any of these programs; check out any organization carefully before sharing personal information.
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