Co-pay, Co-Insurance & DeductibleMaximum Award Level
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States. Treatment must be confirmed by a physician or a laboratory test result.
Coronavirus is a type of single-stranded RNA viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold and typically leading to an upper respiratory infection. Some more severe examples of coronavirus are Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the cause of a new disease not previously seen in humans Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19). Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include low-grade fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and sore throat. However, COVID-19 can occasionally cause more severe symptoms like high fever, severe cough, and shortness of breath, which often indicates pneumonia. Additionally, your age and overall heath can put you at higher risk for the virus. People with underlying medical problems, receiving treatments that leave them immunocompromised, or have lung disease are more likely to develop serious illness.
COVID Care Resource Center
PAF has compiled a robust library of resources available to ease the financial strain our patients, and their families, may be experiencing as a result of COVID-19.
Our weekly webinar series will help clients and community members stay abreast on current COVID-19 pandemic developments.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section addresses common questions about the COVID-19 pandemic; and a robust resource directory is available and includes resources that ease the financial strain our clients may be experiencing as a result of the COVID-19. Information is organized and available in the following categories:
- Food & Nutrition
- Healthcare & Guidance
Through COVID Care, PAF’s case managers provide patients diagnosed with a chronic, life-threatening and debilitating disease, who are impacted by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and those hospitalized for COVID-19, with timely and relevant information and education to questions and concerns they have about accessing and paying for care, managing basic cost of-living needs like food, rent and mortgage, utilities, insurance, and necessary transportation costs that have become difficult to manage due to the pandemic. PAF is a connector, ensuring that patients and caregivers in need of practical support are linked to resources that can address these needs.
Most importantly, PAF provides emotional support by actively listening to patient’s questions and fears, providing an empathetic, compassionate and knowledgeable support to each person calling COVID Care. The program is available to any patient, or caregiver, who has a chronic, life-threatening or debilitating health condition and has been directly, or indirectly impacted by COVID-19; as well as patients and their caregivers who do not have any underlying health condition but have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
COVID Care Recovery Fund
Through the COVID Care Recovery Fund, PAF Financial Aid Counselors are providing financial assistance through this small grant program, assisting eligible patients who are in need of non-medical daily cost-of-living expenses as a result of their diagnosis of COVID-19.
Eligibility Criteria include:
- Currently diagnosed with COVID-19; or
- Diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past six (6) months
The grant funds can be used for routine cost-of-living, out-of-pocket expenses for the patient and/or their caregiver(s) associated with the following:
- Food/Nutrition expenses, including food delivery/take-out/pick-up (restaurants and/or groceries)
- Utility Bills (including phone/cable/internet services, water/sewer, electricity, gas, trash, propane refills)
- Rent or Mortgage payments
- Car Payments and other transportation expenses
- Temporary Lodging (including for caregiver)
Patients can access the COVID Care Recovery Fund and complete a screening application for assistance via a secure portal 24/7 and/or phone to determine eligibility. Once the application and attestation forms are completed, eligible patients will be approved and will receive a $500 grant check.
- Good Days877-968-7233
- Healthwell Foundation800-675-8416
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society800-955-4572
- National Organization for Rare Disorders800-999-6673
- Needy Meds800-503-6897
- Patient Access Network Foundation866-316-7263
- Patient Services Inc.800-366-7741
- The Assistance Fund855-845-3663