Financial Assistance and Resources

Information about the financial assistance provided by North Bay Cancer Alliance.

Financial Assistance for Diagnostic Resources

American Breast Cancer Foundation

877-539-2543

abcf.org

Financial assistance to women and men for testing.

 

Bay Area Cancer Connections

650-326-6686

www.bcconnections.org

Free mammograms and pap smears for women under 40 with limited income and insurance.

 

Northern California Breast & Cervical Cancer Partnership

800-682-2282

Cancer Detection Programs, including free exams – call 800-511-2300.

 

The Second Opinion

415-775-9956

www.thesecondopinion.org

Free second opinions to California adults with cancer diagnosis.

Every Woman Counts — Breast and Cervical Cancer Assistance

Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP: EWC) enrolls eligible women age 40 and older for breast cancer screening and diagnostic services.

The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP: EWC) provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and Pap tests to California’s underserved women.

1-800-511-2300
Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM

 

 

Breast Cancer Screening Information

Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:

  • Are 40 years old or older
  • Have low income (CDP: EWC Income Criteria form)
  • Have medical insurance that does not cover breast cancer screening
  • Have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • Are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • Live in California

     

Cervical Cancer Prevention Information

Do you qualify for free services? You may if you:

  • Are 25 years old or older
  • Have low income (CDP: EWC Income Criteria form)
  • Have medical insurance that does not cover cervical cancer prevention screening
  • Have a high insurance deductible or co-payment
  • Are not getting these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program
  • Live in California

They speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese. If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your neighborhood. If you don’t qualify, the CDP: EWC representative for your area may know of other low-cost screening programs that might be available to you.

 

Treatment Information

If you are diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer:

Free treatment is available to all Californians who qualify through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program. Information on this program is available on MediCal’s website or call 1-800-824-0088 to speak with an eligibility specialist.

Financial Assistance for Treatments

You Caring

youcaring.com

An online forum to raise money for cancer treatment and living expenses while undergoing cancer treatment.

 

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

www.bcef.org

Helps people in need continue life-extending medical treatments, avoid utility shut-off, prevent eviction and maintain stable housing while they battle breast cancer.

 

The Pink Fund

thepinkfund.org

Provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress levels and allow breast cancer patients to focus on healing while improving survivorship outcomes.

 

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

www.cancerfac.org

CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. Search by zip code to find possible resources in your area.

 

American Cancer Society

800 227-2345

www.cancer.org

Financial and other extensive resources for cancer patients, phone lines open 24/7. Local office is located at 1451 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)

800-824-0088

www.dhcs.ca.gov

Medi-Cal coverage for treatment of breast and cervical cancer.

 

CCAN program of the California Health Collaborative

888-921-7465

www.healthcollaborative.org

Provides help to low-income Californians with limited or no health insurance and breast or cervical cancer diagnosis.

 

California Paid Family Leave

877 238-4373

Workers can get up to 6 weeks of partial pay a year while taking time to care for a sick family member.

 

CancerCare

800-813-4673

www.cancercarecopay.org

Help managing financial concerns. Co-payment financial assistance for treatments and limited transportation and child care aid.

 

HealthWell Foundation

800-675-8416

www.healthwellfoundation.org

Assistance with insurance premiums, deductibles and co-payments.

 

Linking A.R.M.S.

800-813-4763

Financial aid for drugs, therapy and equipment. In partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Services

800-422-6237

www.cancer.gov

Extensive listing of financial assistance programs for cancer care.

 

Ovarian Cancer Patient Charity Project, L.L.C.

ovariancancerpatientcharityproject.yolasite.com

Financial assistance available for patients with ovarian cancer.

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888-477-2669

www.pparx.org

Helps people without prescription drug coverage locate drug manufacturers’ assistance programs.

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

800-532-5274

www.patientadvocate.org

Liaison between patients and insurers, employers and/or creditors.