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 care associated with a bleeding disorder, ie; transportation and lodging, travel grants to attend HSC Educational and Supportive events, medical equipment needs, Medical Alert ID and bills. Details are described below under Eligible Needs.Policies & Procedures
Travel Grants for educational and supportive Chapter and national events are available. Applicants will need to fill out a financial assistance form on-line or download the application and mail it to the Chapter. Please review the Travel Grant Policy and Procedures Guidelines for additional information and contact the Chapter for any questions you may have.Travel Grant Policy & Procedure Guidelines
To be eligible for assistance:
- You must be registered with Hemophilia of South Carolina or be a current patient under the care of a Hemophilia Treatment Center / medical facility in South Carolina.
- The applicant must be a person with a bleeding disorder or caregiver of a person living in the household with a bleeding disorder.
- The individual must reside in the State of South Carolina.
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 homecare 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 (http://www.cms.gov/)
- Cobra/US department of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/COBRA.html)
- Hemophilia Federation of America-Helping Hands (http://hemophiliafed.org/programs/helping-hands/)
- Patient Services Incorporated (http://patientservicesinc.org/)
- Patient Assistance Document