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HealthWell Foundation - When health insurance is not enough, HealthWell fills the gap. We help patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug co-payments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses - The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc. (NAHHH) is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.
http://www.nahhh.org/

State Medical Assistance - Find medical assistance through your state. This page will connect you to offices in your state.
http://www.medicare.gov/contacts/organization-search-criteria.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1





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Families USA Program Locator - The programs listed in this directory handle numerous questions about Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. They also can help people without health insurance. The many programs around the country vary, for example, they can have different names (e.g., Office of Health Care Ombudsman, Office of Consumer Advocacy). If there is not a health insurance assistance program in your state that can help you, talk to your state legislators about creating one. Make sure to tour the entire site. These folks have a wide range of useful information.
http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/program-locator/

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation - The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This "support" is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.
http://www.uhccf.org/index.html


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Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs - Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia.
http://www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp/

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program - The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify. The program offers innovative technology tools for patients, providers and pharmacy representatives including 24 hour web based application portals, electronic signature, document upload and bar code fax routing capabilities, increasing the speed with which an approval can be granted and expenditure can be paid. However, in keeping with our emphasis on excellent patient service the program also offers individualized service to all patients through the use of call counselors; personally guiding patients through the enrollment process.
http://www.copays.org/

Lutheran Services in America - Search for services on this search page from Lutheran Services in America
http://applications.lutheranservices.org/lsapublic

Aspartame Articles - It hides behind brand names such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure, but its makers cannot conceal that it accounts for 75 percent of adverse reactions to food additives reported...
http://aspartame.mercola.com/

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Resources on the healthcare page will include governmental, public, non-profit, and private organizations. Low or no cost clinics and hospitals will also be included. The banners throughout the page will take you to their individual sites for more information. Cost savings on prescription medicine is also be included.

Health coverage programs in your state - "Health coverage programs in your state from Insure Kids Now"
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/index.html

Shriners Hospitals - At Shriners Hospitals for Children� we believe in family-centered care. Here, the child and family are at the heart of our medical team. Every treatment we choose, every decision we make is geared toward giving a child the skills and abilities to live a healthy, productive life.
http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/CareAndTreatment.aspx

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Unlike pediatric services offered by general community hospitals, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is a dedicated pediatric hospital with experts who offer a depth and breadth of high quality care that is not available at any other institution in the region. As a leading academic medical center that is the primary teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University, we offer cutting-edge therapies to area children long before they're available nationwide. When a child's life is in the balance, there is simply no better facility in the area.
http://www.uhhospitals.org/rainbow

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
http://www.stjude.org

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Free Care Fund - Children's Hospital cares for every child even if help is needed when the family cannot afford it because of a loss of insurance, because a child has a chronic illness, or because the cost of care exceeds what insurance will pay. That is where the Free Care Fund comes in. Since the hospital opened in 1890, it has continued to provide free and uncompensated care to families in need. Last year, we provided over $36 million worth of free care to children in our region.
https://www.givetochildrens.org/

Best hospitals for treatment of:

Cancer: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

Cardiology & Heart Surgery:
Boston Children's Hospital
http://www.childrenshospital.org/

Diabetes & Endocrinology:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

Gastroenterology:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

Neonatology:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org

Nephrology:
Boston Children's Hospital
http://www.childrenshospital.org/

Neurology & Neurosurgery:
Boston Children's Hospital
http://www.childrenshospital.org/

Orthopedics:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

Pulmonology:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

Urology:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/

For a complete list of the top US children's hospitals
http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings

Easter Seals - Children's Services - How parents define child care varies according to individual family need, but the need for affordable, quality child care is great and growing! Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics have confirmed that a child's brain structure is influenced significantly by their environment and experiences during the first few years of life.
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_cdc_main

March of Dimes - We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
http://www.marchofdimes.com

Ronald McDonald House Charities - The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
http://rmhc.org/

The Assistance Fund - Co-pays. Deductibles. Insurance Premiums. Call them what you will, they often stand between access to greatly needed medications and the patients who desperately need them. And although a disease may be chronic, the inability to access life-giving medications should not be. The Assistance Fund provides financial support to patients who are critically or chronically ill in order for them to receive their life-saving, high-cost medications.
http://theassistancefund.org

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance - The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
http://www.pparx.org/

NeedyMeds.org - NeedyMeds.org has information on medicine and healthcare assistance programs. We do not run a patient assistance program, and we do not supply medicine or financial assistance.
http://www.needymeds.org/

Rural Assistance Center - The Rural Health Clinics (RHC) program is intended to increase primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. RHCs can be public, private or non-profit. There are other topics of interest for the rural community.
http://www.raconline.org/topics/clinics/rhc.php

Caring Voice Coalition - Caring Voice Coalition empowers patients who live with a life threatening chronic disease through comprehensive outreach programs and services aimed at financial, emotional and educational support.
http://www.caringvoice.org/

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego - C3 is a free program offered by Rady Children's Hospital San Diego to identify and treat developmental and behavioral concerns in children ages 0 months to 5 years 11 months (or kindergarten entry, whichever comes first).
http://www.rchsd.org

CHIP health program - The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides free or low-cost health coverage for more than 7 million children up to age 19. CHIP covers U.S. citizens and eligible immigrants.
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/

Gut Flora May Offer Clues About Autism - New Study Suggests Abnormal Gut Flora May Hold Clues to Autism.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/18/autistic-children-gut-flora.aspx

KidsHealth.org - KidsHealth is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence, created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.
http://www.kidshealth.org

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