In Loving Honor of My Sister Paula

​​​Specifically for 
​​Eye Melanoma Patients

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Financial Assistance Program
​"ACIS was founded to raise ocular melanoma awareness and to help those with ocular melanoma find and pay for the treatments that they need."

From Ocular Melanoma Foundation

​Travel Assistance Program
"Financial assistance for travel within the U.S. for OM treatment-related appointments."

​​From Ocular Melanoma Foundation

Prosthetic Assistance Program
"Financial assistance for OM-related, doctor-prescribed ocular and facial prosthetics."

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financial assistance

Resources are listed in alphabetical order. Resource descriptions in quotes are taken directly from each website.

General Financial Assistance Information:

​>>  ​American Cancer Society

"Finding and Paying for Treatment" section includes topics on "Understanding Health Insurance," "Understanding Financial and Legal Matters," and "Finding Support Programs and Services in Your Area."

​>>  American Society of Clinical Oncology

"Financial Resources" section provides a list of "organizations that help people with cancer who are facing financial challenges."

​>>  Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
"CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges."

​>>  Patient Advocate Foundation
"Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer, and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors, and attorneys."

Prescription Medications Assistance:

​>>  NeedyMeds.org

"NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. All the information is free, easy to access, and updated regularly. No registration is required and we don't request any personal information."


​>>  Partnership for Prescription Assistance
"The Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a nationwide effort sponsored by America’s biopharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, has helped uninsured and financially- struggling Americans get information about programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free."

Travel Assistance:

​>>  American Cancer Society

"The American Cancer Society's Road To Recovery Program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need."

​>>  Corporate Angel Network
"Corporate Angel Network's sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets."

​>>  Joe's House: A Lodging Guide for Cancer Patients
"Joe's House Website lists thousands of places to stay across the country near hospitals and treatments centers that offer a discount for traveling patients and their loved ones." Includes listings of American Cancer Society's no-cost Hope Lodge locations.
​>>  National Patient Travel Center

"NPTC provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network."