Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Medicaid is a state and government program that gives health care benefits to certain low-income families.
You might be eligible for Medicaid if you:
There are two ways you can apply for Medicaid:
Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
This official U.S. government website offers state-specific information about this federal program. Information provided: Medicaid eligibility and how to apply for coverage, program benefits, drug coverage, and state resources.
State Health Care Marketplaces – US Department of Health and Human Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-318-2596 (also in Spanish)
Provides information on the new insurance law, takes you through the steps of finding insurance, and much more. If you don’t have Internet access, the phone number will connect you with your state’s marketplace.
Medicaid. Beneficiary resources. Accessed July 26th, 2023. https://www.medicaid.gov/about-us/beneficiary-resources/index.html.
HealthCare.gov. Get started using Medicaid or CHIP coverage. Accessed July 27th, 2023. https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/using-medicaid-or-chip-coverage/.
Medicaid. Mandatory & optional Medicaid benefits. Accessed July 27th, 2023. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/mandatory-optional-medicaid-benefits/index.html.
Medicaid. Medicaid, children’s health insurance program, & basic health program eligibility levels. Accessed July 27th, 2023. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/national-medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-childrens-health-insurance-program-basic-health-program-eligibility-levels/index.html.
Last Revised: September 30, 2023
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