Patient Financial Assistance Programs
Many companies and organizations provide assistance to patients who need financial support to pay for IBD medications, treatments, and services. Please note - eligibility varies from program to program so please check the guidelines carefully.
The 180 Medical Scholarship Program is open to full-time college students living with specific medical conditions including an ostomy. A $1,000 college scholarship is awarded annually to seven recipients.
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies in an accredited university and who are pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. Scholarships are generally for $1,000.
The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm's commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for educational purposes. The scholarship will award $1,000 to one student.
The attorneys at the Berkowitz Hanna Malpractice and Injury Lawyers offer a $1,000 scholarship to help a student overcome a disability. Students will define what disability means to you and explain how disability has been part of your life.
Ethical Factor Rx is available to students with an eligible diagnosis including Crohn's disease. Applicants in a variety of fields of study and career paths are accepted, however preference will usually be given to applicants with a trajectory in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related studies.
Ostomy resources to those in need of financial aid
Good Days assists in paying for insurance copays for those in need of financial assistance. The organization also offers additional financial help, emotional support and guidance for patients with IBD.
Google has partnered with Lime Connect to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive $10,000 for those studying in the US.
Healthwell Foundation provides financial assistance for patients with IBD who cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses associated with their insurance coverage.
Healthwell Foundation Pediatric Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to eligible families so their children can start or continue life-saving medical treatments.