The cost of cancer treatments and insurance coverage are often asked. The answer is different for every person based on your individual insurance plan, the type of cancer you have, and the treatment regimen prescribed. Insurance typically covers cancer treatments. If you are diagnosed, our team will work with you and your insurance company for coverage details, so you know your financial responsibility prior to starting your treatment.
Prior to starting a treatment, you will have a care plan visit. At that visit, besides receiving information on your treatment plan and what to expect, you’ll meet with a financial counselor. The financial counselor will work with you and your insurance company to determine your expected financial responsibility.
If you are in need of financial help, we will seek that help for you at the onset of treatment. There are different avenues for support. Medications tend to be the most expensive part of medical cancer treatment. Many pharmaceutical companies offer assistance to help pay for drugs, so depending on the drug regimen you are on, this may be an option for you depending on your insurance coverage. We also work closely with organizations including the Quincy Medical Group Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Blessing Foundation to offer assistance for gas cards, lodging, or transportation.
If you have changes in your insurance coverage, please let your financial counselor know right away. Knowing these changes allow us to work with the insurance company to determine your financial responsibility going forward.
Most importantly, if you do need help, please ask. Your financial counselor is here to guide you through your options so you can focus on your care. Support is not limited to only health care costs. Our social worker can also help with additional resources.
The list below is a variety of resources that may help with the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis. Our financial counselors are available to assist you every step of the way. Please call them at (217) 277-4070 or click the links below to research or sign up for financial assistance.