Hospitals and Health Centers
Children’s National Epilepsy Center, Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20010
899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
900 23rd Street, NW, Suite G-2054, Washington, DC 20037
3800 Reservoir Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
1500 Forest Glen Road, 6th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
2139 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20060
3300 Gallows Road, Department of Neurosciences, Falls Church, VA 22042
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 2-147, Baltimore, MD 21287
1900 Massachusetts Ave., SE, Building 29, Washington, DC 20003
110 S. Paca Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
1840 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601
1001 Lawrence St., NE, Washington, DC 20017
Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family Therapy
530 7th St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Center for Life Enrichment
120 Q St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Individual and Group Counseling and Art Therapy, Lacy Vitko, MA
(301) 918-3736 or email@example.com
Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover MD, 20785
400 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Provides detailed information on Medicaid, including information on enrollment, new initiatives, and prescription drugs. Also includes information on reimbursement and financial assistance.
Provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide help with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.
Your county may be able to provide you with a discount card that allows you to buy medications at a reduced rate at participating pharmacies. Advance Rx's Web site provides a list of counties that offer the card, instructions on requesting a discount card, and resources to find pharmacies where it can be used.
- Medication Assistance Program
(203) 744-0100 or (800) 999-6673 (voicemail only)
NORD works with pharmaceutical companies to ensure that vital medications are available to those in need. They currently offer a program to assist with premiums and co-pays for patients.
A nonprofit organization with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Information is available anonymously and free.
Single point of access to more than 275 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Provides up to $7,500 per year to MDS patients, who have insurance, but cannot afford out-of-pocket costs. Check eligibility requirements. An application is on their Web site or contact a counselor at the toll-free number.
- Pillbot Drug Index
Database (updated daily) provides pricing comparisons for prescriptions. It is not controlled by a pharmacy or drug company and does not require any personal information.
- Volunteers in Health Care
Maintains a database of resources for low-income patients to receive free or low-cost medications. National nonprofit organization.
Provides a free card for discounts on more than 300 brand-name drugs, and some generic drugs, at participating pharmacies. There are income and other requirements, and you must be a legal resident of the U.S.
Includes listings of health insurance assistance programs by state. These programs handle many questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance and may be able to refer you to low-cost or free health care (which may include prescription drug assistance).
Exists to simplify health insurance eligibility information and help more people get coverage. Site includes eligibility information and links to applications for health coverage programs.
Publishes consumer guides for getting and keeping health insurance for every state. Also includes summaries of the guides and glossaries of terms.
Government-run program provides uninsured children with health insurance. In most states, uninsured children under the age of 18 whose families earn up to $44,500 per year are eligible for free or low cost insurance. Programs vary by state.
Offers help to patients with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. If you have access to insurance through COBRA, a state-run High Risk Pool, or a private insurance policy, PSI may be able to help you pay your premiums. They also offer assistance covering out-of-pocket costs for medication, medical devices, transportation to treatment, and other expenses not covered by insurance.
Patient Financial Aid/Patient Advocacy
First Hand Foundation
Nonprofit foundation established by Cerner Corporation. Assists families of children, with health problems, address financial aspects of their child's healthcare.
Largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. You can also speak with your hospital's social worker for additional information.
Office of Department of Education. Core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance ? grants, loans, and work-study programs ? for education beyond high school.
Provides support to patients seeking to initiate or complete a course for study that has been interrupted or delayed by a diagnosis of cancer or other life threatening disease.
Developed to help make postsecondary education possible for all students.
Provides scholarships to full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Contact the student financial aid office at the school where you are, or intend to be, enrolled.
Wish Organizations for Children
Provides free camp and travel to Camp Simcha. Preference is given to children with hematological disorders.
Provides toys for seriously or terminally ill children world-wide.
Makes seriously ill children's dreams come true with everything from meeting a celebrity to trips to Disney World.
Provides enrichment programs to terminally ill children and their families.
Grants dreams to children diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses who are 3 through 18 years of age.
545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
3917 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20019
2800 13th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
200 K St., NW, Suite 1 & 3, Washington, DC 20001
1258 Pleasant Street, SE, Washington DC
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Suite 304, Washington, DC 20020
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020