Free or Low Cost Medical Care at 5,000 Places
Call 800-638-0742 in Maryland or 800-492-0359 elsewhere for
information about free and low-cost care in hospitals and other
health centers. Staff will send you a list of facilities in your
area participating in the federal Hill-Burton Free Care Program.
They will also send eligibility guidelines and advise you about
filing any complaints you may have about the program or care you
may have received. Information can also be obtained by writing:
BHMORD-JRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
(Note: Residents of Alaska and Hawaii must write for information,
as the toll-free numbers do not service either state.)
Patient Assistance Programs: Commitment to Care
Drug: alpha interferon (Intron A)
Manufacturer : Schering-Plough Corp
Contact : Reimbursement Information Services
Telephone Number : (800) 521-7157
Either you can call, or have your physician call for you.
The Reimbursement research dept will first try to find a monetary
source to cover the Interferon, such as health care insurance or
state medical care funding. If you have insurance and are having a
hard time getting the insurance to cover your Interferon, these
people will help you "battle" the insurance company. They will be
happy to answer any questions you might have about getting your
insurance to cover the cost of your medication.
After exhausting every other possible resource for payment,
discounted drug might be available for some people. Certain
criteria must be met and every case is handled differently, based
upon the applicants assets and income.
Patient Admittance to NIH Studies
Physicians can recommend patients to participate in clinical
research programs conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
Patients are admitted to a program if their case fits into an
ongoing research project. The patient then receives free medical
care. To recommend a patient, physicians can call the Warren Grant
Magnuson Clinical Center's Patient Referral Services Unit at
301-496-4891. Physicians can also obtain further information about
these programs by writing to the Director of the Clinical Center,
Building 10, Room 1N212, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
The links below will take you to info about various
pharmaceutical companies and how to qualify and obtain free
Reimbursement Assistance Programs
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