Patient Resources
Financial Assistance
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief (CICRF)
 
"The CICRF was established in 2000 to help families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. It is designed to act as a safety net for families from all walks of life who have incurred excessive expenses related to a child's medical needs."
 
Website
Informational brochure
Application for Assistance
 
 
Financial Information for Special Needs Children Turning 18
 
Website
Informational Brochure
 
 
Help Understanding Your Insurance Coverage
 
Information provided by Baystate that can help you answer some frequently asked questions and understand commonly used terms.
 
Informational brochure
 
 
Paying for Services
 
Baystate Health provides education and supportive customer serivce to assist you with your financial responsibilities.
 
Informational brochure
 
 
The United Healthcare Children's Foundation
 
"The UHCCF is a charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents' commercial health insurance plan. Familities can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible."
 
Website
Informational brochure
 

Western Massachusetts Electric Financial Assistance Programs
 
Website
Informational Brochure
 
 
Willpower Foundation (WPF)
 
"The WPF provides grants to families and individuals with different abilities when insurance or other institutions do not. Grants can be made for up to $500 per family/individual per year, and cover a range of needs including mobility or sensory equipment, direct therapy, clinical evaluations, or special programming (such a summer camp)."
 
Application for Assistance
 
 
Possible Financial Resources for those with Disabilities
 
List of groups who have been known to provide assistance to those who need or whose mission it is to provide (sometimes financial) assistance.