The Medical Gap Care Fund was established to help individuals residing in one of the nine counties of New York’s Hudson Valley who experience life emergencies and/or costs not covered by health insurance while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. These expenses could include, but are not limited to, the following: insurance co-pays, medication / medical equipment not covered by insurance, post-surgery garments (lymphedema sleeves, mastectomy clothing, etc), housing, transportation, utilities.
The box below provides contact information for the Social Service Agencies which administer the Medical Gap Care program for us. Find the county in which you reside on the left, and call the appropriate agency and person at the phone number provided.
Medical Gap Care Partners Who Help Administer the Medical Gap Care Fund
|Columbia County||Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County||Liz Spira||845-452-5104 x103|
|Dutchess County||Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County||Liz Spira||845-452-5104 x103|
|Greene County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||Vanessa Romero||845-563-8000 x1248|
|Orange County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||Vanessa and Patricia||845-926-3623, |
|Putnam County||Putnam Community Action Partnership||Dehisy Jimenez-Vazquez||845-278-8021 X19|
|Rockland County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||Vanessa and Patricia||845-926-3623, |
|Sullivan County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||Vanessa and Patricia||845-926-3623, |
|Ulster County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||Vanessa and Patricia||845-926-3623, |
|Westchester County||Cancer Support Team||Elish McGrath||914-777-2777|
Medication: Need help paying for breast cancer medication? Try medication resources below.
- Patient Advocate Foundation Co-pay Relief: Call 866-512-3861
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Call 888-477-2669
- CancerCare has a co-pay relief division: See www.cancercare.org
Additional Resources: Other Organization Providing Financial Assistance
- Breast Cancer Financial Support Organizations
- Financial Assistance for prescriptive drugs
- The Pink Fund
- Susan G. Komen
- Breast Cancer Assistance Fund
- The Assistance Fund
- Help with your Central Hudson bills
- Prescription Assistance Programs
- Post Surgery Clothing
Support for Caregivers
People who care for a loved one often benefit from talking with others who have been in their shoes. This list of organizations can help connect you to breast cancer support services, such as toll-free hot lines, one-on-one mentoring, and online chat rooms and support groups.
Support Connection offers a wide range of educational and wellness programs for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is a global organization offering resources, connections and outreach to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
New York State Department of Health provides a Cancer Services Program to connect clients to free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, diagnostic, treatment and support services in their community. Breast Cancer Resources | Download Fact Sheet on Medicaid Program | Download CSP flyer.
CancerCare® provides free professional counseling, support groups, educational workshops, and other support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. Download Flyer
A statewide network of free-standing, survivor driven, community based breast cancer organizations. Their website includes a wealth of information on breast cancer resources in New York State. The New York State Department of Health Cancer Community Programs List includes a list of NYS BC Programs, as well as Cancer Community Programs for each county in NY. Select your county from the drop down list on this webpage to filter the table by county.