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)
- 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) - PDF
- 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) Also in Spanish
- Prescription Drug Assistance Programs (American Cancer Society) Also in Spanish
- RxHope: Patient Assistance Information (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Medical Assistance (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Extending coverage to informal sector populations in Kenya: design preferences...
- Article: High Prevalence of Depression Diagnosis Among Medical Aid Beneficiaries: A...
- Article: Cholesterol Control Among Uninsured Adults Did Not Improve From 2001-2004...
- Financial Assistance -- see more articles
Find an Expert
- HRSA: Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- Finding Low-Cost Medical Care (For Teens) (Nemours Foundation)
- WISEWOMAN: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)