Financial Assistance

There are many resources that can help with financial decisions. The first place that people can turn to for advice is a trusted health care provider. Physicians, nurses and social workers can all provide information and advice about financial questions. In addition, these resources may be helpful.

Mammograms and Breast Ultrasounds
If you do not have health insurance and need financial assistance to obtain a mammogram or breast ultrasound, you may qualify for assistance. Check here for further information.

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Financial and Economic Resources covering Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade

American Red Cross
Cold weather shelter for night (temperature must be 38 degrees base – with wind chill)
Martin: (772) 287-2002
St. Lucie: (772) 461-3950
Indian River: (772) 562-2549
Palm Beach: (561) 833-7711

DCF Office
Department of Children and Families

1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(877) 891-6445
Fax: (850) 921-2559

DCCF Office on Homelessness

Do you or someone you know need help with rent or Mortgage?

The DCF Office on Homelessness will begin accepting Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing Program (EFAHP) applications on July 6, 2009.

Please do not send applications to the program until 8:30 a.m. Monday July 6. Any applications received before that time will be denied.

Application Guidelines: • The household must have at least one child under 18 years of age living there full-time • The application must be filled out completely, including Social Security numbers for all family members; monthly income from all sources; a written explanation of the housing emergency; and the signature of the applicant. • The one-page Vendor Agreement must be completed and signed by the landlord, mortgage company or property owner. • The program can pay up to $400 once per year for overdue rent or mortgage payments, or for security deposit for a household that is homeless, being evicted, or whose housing has been damaged by fire, hurricane or other natural disaster.

Applications are available online in English, Spanish and Creole at: www.dcf.state.fl.us/homeless or by calling 1-877-891-6445 Fax applications to 1-850-921-2559

If you have questions, please call 1-877-891-6445

FPL Care to Share Program
Help with electric bills
Martin: (772) 546-2492
St. Lucie: (772) 464-4846
(Salvation Army)
Indian River: (772) 567-5193
(St. Helen’s Church)

Martin Memorial Thrift Shop

Martin Memorial Thrift Shop will provided Free Clothing and Household items to all patients registered with the American Cancer Society
who are in need.
2328 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, Florida 34996
Contact: Carolyn Kavankaugh (772) 223-5619

St. Vincent DePaul Society
Money for prescription, rent, clothing, furniture, food pantry
Martin; (772) 220-2759
Indian River: (772) 589-3338

Samaritan Center
Transition shelter for male and female, pregnant or with children and homeless
Vero Beach: (772) 770-2900

Restoration Ministry
24 hour residential program for women
609 N. 7th Street
Fort Pierce (772) 468-7900
$650/month – will work with residents finances

Jesus House of Hope
Must be resident of Martin County for 3 months and looking for work. Women with children are first priority. Food pantry, clothing, money for rent, prescriptions, FPL, gas.
Stuart: (772) 286-4673
Jensen Beach: (772) 225-1060
Indiantown: (772) 597-3033

Homeless Family Center
Adult male & female emergency. 90 day stay. Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River
(772) 567-5537
Contact – David

Salvation Army
Money for transportation, food, rent, FPL
Martin: (772) 288-1471
St. Lucie: (772) 464-4846
Indian River: (772) 978-0265
Brevard: (321) 724-0494
Must be able to work, shelter for women and children – long term

In the Image of Christ, Inc.                                                                                           Low Income Home Energy Program, Food Pantry, Cold Weather Shelter                                                                                                                                                   707 N 7th St.                                                                                                                                       Fort Pierce, FL 34950                                                                                                                      (772) 461-7788   http://www.intheimageofchrist.org/

Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation
The Foundation will provide patients in Miami-Date County recently diagnosed with breast cancer and in treatment with help with basic living expenses such as mortgage and rent payments, medical insurance premiums, transportation costs to and from doctors appointments, child care payments, food and other life necessities.
P.O. Box 565371
Miami, Florida 33256
(305) 255-1385
Fax (305) 255-5304
Email sandybmullerbcf@bellsouth.net
www.sandybmullerbreastcancerfoundation.org

Project Care – Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
Administered by Mustard Seed Ministries assists low income customers paying their utility bill.
All funds are donated by customers and employees.
Mustard Seed Ministries
3130 S. US1
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
(772) 465-6021

Needymeds.com                                                                                                                       *helps you find free clinics and discounts on medications                       www.needymeds.com

St. Lucie County Health Department
(772) 462-3800

Partners in Medicine
Community Health Center
(772) 461-1402

Financial Assistance may be available from independent charitable foundations for qualified patients.
Below is a list of foundations that may be able to provide financial support.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Provides detailed information on a range of health issues for people over 50, including Medicare and other health insurance programs.
1-888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) www.aarp.org/health

CancerCare Linking A.R.M.S.
Offers qualified low-income, under-insured or uninsured people diagnosed with breast cancer financial assistance grants to cover the costs of oral chemotherapy and hormonal therapy medications, pain and anti-nausea medication, lymphedema supplies and medical equipment through a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
1-800-813-HOPE www.cancercare.org

Chronic Disease Fund (CDF)
Type of Program: Financial
Program Description: Assists with co-payments and insurance premiums for the chronically ill
Financial Aid Programs: Co-payments and insurance premiums
Financial Aid Details: Enrollment information on Web, can submit information electronically
Education Programs & Materials: Resources link on Web site
Who Can Contact: Patient
Website: www.cdfund.org
Email: info@cdfund.org
1-877-968-7233

Corporate Angel Network
Provides air transportation to treatment centers.
1-866-328-1313 www.corpangelnetwork.org

Healthwell Foundation
1-800-675-8416 www.healthwellfoundation.org

Hill-Burton program
Hospitals receiving funds from the government for construction costs, etc. are required by law to provide services to persons unable to pay.
1-800-638-0742, or contact the Health & Human Services Department nearest you.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Provides access to critical breast and cervical cancer screening services for underserved women in the United States.
1-800-CDC-INFO www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
1-800-999-6673 www.rarediseases.org

National Patient Air Travel HELPLINE
Provides air transportation to treatment centers.
1-800-296-1217 www.patienttravel.org

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Provides information on how to find pharmaceutical manufacturer assistance programs.
1-888-4PPA-NOW www.pparx.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
1-800-532-5274 www.patientadvocate.org

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-pay Relief
Offers a Co-Pay Relief Program that provides financial assistance to eligible patients who are being treated for breast cancer.
1-866-512-3861 www.copays.org

Patient Access Network Foundation
1-866-316-7263 www.patientaccessnetwork.org

Patient Services, Inc.
1-800-366-7741 www.uneedpsi.org

Crickets Answer for Cancer                                                                                                  Helps financially with wigs, lymphedema supplies, pampering services, mastectomy and prosthesis supplies.                                         http://crickettsanswer.startlogic.com/index.html

The National Financial Resources Guidebook for Patients
Is a state by state directory of information for patients seeking financial relief for a broad range o needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, and children’s resources.
1-800-532-5274  www.patientadvocate.org

Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc

Woman2Woman funds and coordinates breast screenings to eligible individuals. Financial assistance grants are available for: Clinical Breast Exams, Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms, Ultrasounds, Surgical Consultations and Emergency Biopsies. This program is designed to meet the needs of patients with breast cancer or those who are at increased risk for breast cancer.

Coordination includes scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, and extensive follow-up if needed. To apply for Financial Assistance clients must complete application and call to schedule interview.

Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation Inc
4850 W Oakland Park Blvd
Ste 225
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33313
Contact: Information (954) 703-1529
Cost Fees: Free
Eligibility: Woman who are diagnosed or have suspicious symptoms (ie: lump) and are uninsured or underinsured. There is no age or income requirement. The higher the income the lower the assistance.

YWCA
Offers ENCOREplus breast and cervical cancer program that provides outreach, education and screening mammograms to women who are most in need and lack access to breast health services.
1-202-467-0801
or contact your local YWCA. www.ywca.org

Disclaimer
The Breast Health Coalition of Martin and St. Lucie Counties does not guarantee success in obtaining reimbursement. Third-party payment for medical products and services is affected by numerous factors, not all of which can be anticipated or resolved by Reimbursement Hotline staff.

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