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.
- Paying for Medical Care (General Services Administration)
- Benefits for People with Disabilities (Social Security Administration)
- Compassionate Allowances (Social Security Administration)
- Help Paying for Prescription Drugs (American Cancer Society) Also in Spanish
- NORD's Patient Assistance Programs (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
- Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
- RxHope: Patient Assistance Information (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)
- Things to Know about the Cost of Your Cancer Treatment (American Cancer Society)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Medical Assistance (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Patient-public engagement strategies for health system improvement in sub-Saharan Africa: a...
- Article: Request for medical assistance in dying from a geriatric patient in...
- Article: Estimating the shares of the value of branded pharmaceuticals accruing to...
- Financial Assistance -- see more articles
Find an Expert
- HRSA: Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)
- WISEWOMAN: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)