Health care can be costly. If you have health insurance, it usually pays at least part of your medical costs. If you don't have insurance or need help with costs that aren't covered, financial assistance might be available. Certain government programs and nonprofit organizations can help. You can also discuss concerns about paying your medical bills with your health care provider, social worker or the business office of your clinic or hospital.
- Financial Assistance Information (National Human Genome Research Institute)
- Talk to Your Doctor about Ways to Trim Health Care Costs (02/19/2016, HealthDay)
- Benefits for People with Disabilities (Social Security Administration)
- Compassionate Allowances (Social Security Administration)
- Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- NORD's Patient Assistance Programs (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) - Search engine of prescription medicine assistance programs
- Paying for Complementary Health Approaches (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) Available in Spanish
- RxHope: Patient Assistance Information (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)
- Prescription Drug Assistance Programs (American Cancer Society)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Medical Assistance (National Institutes of Health)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment Certificate of Eligibility...
- Article: Granting Patient Financial Assistance and Setting Charges Under the IRS...
- Article: Health care utilization and costs among medical-aid enrollees, the poor...
- Financial Assistance -- see more articles
Find an Expert
- HRSA: Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- Finding Low-Cost Medical Care (Nemours Foundation)
- WISEWOMAN: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)