Patient Assistance Resources

Patient Assistance Resources


Paying for medical care can be challenging. Below are programs that may be able to help. This resource list a reference guide only. Urology San Antonio cannot determine or guarantee whether patients will be eligible for assistance from these organizations.

Medical Care

Bexar county residents who need assistance paying for medical care and who do not have private or public (Medicare or Medicaid) health insurance, may be eligible to receive medical services at low cost by joining CareLink, the county’s financial assistance program for health care services delivered by approved CareLink providers. Urology San Antonio doctors are not CareLink providers. Contact CareLink Member Services at (210) 358-3550 for more information.

Financial Assistance

The Patient Advocate Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Small Grant Fund provides a one-time $1,000 grant to cover co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses for men who are receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer and whose annual income is $60,000 or less. First come, first served. To apply, call (855) 824-7941. The Patient Advocate Foundation also provides assistance with energy bills, case management, and other services to qualified individuals.

ThriveWell Cancer Foundation provides up to $1,000 for co-pays for cancer patients whose income is less than 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($45,960 for an individual).Apply online or call (210) 593-5949.

Patient Access Network provides travel and co-pay assistance to men who are undergoing treatment for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer who have Medicare and whose income is less than 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($57,450 for an individual).Apply online or call (866) 316-7263.

Prescriptions

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance serves as a clearinghouse for public and private prescription assistance programs. By calling the Partnership for Prescription Assistance at (888) 477-2669 or accessing www.pparx.org, patients can quickly determine whether they qualify to receive free or reduced cost medications and enroll in appropriate assistance programs.

Transportation

The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program provides up to 13 local roundtrip rides to cancer-related medical appointments. To inquire, call (877) 227-1618.

ThriveWell Cancer Foundation provides local roundtrip transportation to cancer-related medical appointments for patients whose income is less than 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($45,960 for an individual). Apply online or call (210) 593-5949.

SWOOP volunteers provide transportation services to doctor’s appointments for those 60+ in Southwest San Antonio. Call (210) 558-0007 to enroll.

Medicare, Medicaid and some Medicare replacement plans provide transportation to San Antonio from nearby South Texas counties for medical treatment. Ask your doctor’s office for assistance applying for these transportation services.

Lodging

The American Cancer Society’s Guest Room program provides low cost or free hotel room stays for patients traveling from out of town to their cancer-related appointments. To inquire, call (800) 227-2345.

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