The Medical Gap Care Fund was established to help individuals who reside in one of the nine counties of New York’s Hudson Valley, and are in treatment for breast cancer with a financial emergency not covered by insurance.
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||Family of Woodstock||Carroll Sisco||845-331-7080 x141|
|Orange County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||
|Putnam County||Putnam Community Action Partnership||Dehisy Jimenez-Vazquez||845-278-8021 X19|
|Rockland County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||
|Sullivan County||Cornerstone Family Healthcare||
|Ulster County||Family of Woodstock||Carroll Sisco||845-331-7080 x141|
|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
- Cathy Varunok, co-founder of Miles of Hope, is also an Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist: Email Cathy
Additional Financial Assistance Resources
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.
The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program offers a breast cancer support hotline, counseling, support groups and other services for people in New York State with and/or concerned about breast cancer.
NYS Dept of Health
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. Click to visit their website | Breast Cancer Resources | Download Fact Sheet on Medicaid Program | Download CSP flyer.
NYS Breast Cancer Support & Info Network
The New York State Breast Cancer Support & Education Network is 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.