Non-Emergency and Compassionate Care
The Hemophilia of South Carolina Emergency Financial Assistance Fund is intended to improve the quality of life of individual and families affected by a bleeding disorder. The assistance fund provides funds to eligible individuals and families who need emergency financial assistance and non-emergency aid for; basic living expenses emergencies, expenses incurred due to the medical and dental care associated with a bleeding disorder, ie; transportation and lodging to bleeding disorders medical care needs, travel grants to attend HSC educational and supportive events, medical equipment needs, Medical Alert IDs, and necessary factor level testing for carriers when not provided by insurance (if funding is available). Additional assistance is available on an individual basis.
Travel Grants for educational and supportive Chapter and national events is also available (as funds allow). Applicants will need to fill out a financial assistance form.
To be eligible for assistance:
- You must be a registered member of Hemophilia of South Carolina (or register at the time of request) or be a current patient under the care of a Hemophilia Treatment Center or medical facility / physician treating bleeding disorders patients in South Carolina. The referral form is needed from the HTC if you are not a current member of HSC.
- The applicant must be a person with a clinical diagnosis of a bleeding disorder, caregiver of a dependent person clinically diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, or confirmed carrier of a bleeding disorder.
- The individual must reside in the State of South Carolina.
Financial Assistance Application Form – (Must be completed and returned before assistance can be granted)
Other Assistance That May Be Useful:
Many pharmaceutical and home healthcare companies also have assistance programs to help individuals with medical costs. Co-pay and other resources may be available by checking with the many manufacturers and home care representatives in your area. Please call upon the Chapter for their contact information.
Affordability remains an issue for the bleeding disorders community. There are some excellent resources available to assist our community, whether it is to help cover insurance premiums, co-pays, or other out-of-pocket insurance (OOP) costs. NHF’s public policy team has updated the information about patient assistance programs, including general eligibility criteria and contact information. Eligibility criteria and coverage for each of these programs is slightly different and frequently change, so we will periodically update the document as we receive information about any changes.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Cobra Health Care.Gov
- Hemophilia Federation of America-Helping Hands
- Patient Services Incorporated
- The Patient Assistance Network (PAN)
- The Assistance Fund
- Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)