Diagnosis, testing and treatment for Lyme and other tick-borne infections are expenses often not covered by insurance. These financial burdens are frequently devastating to individuals or families dealing with these diseases and can make access to care unaffordable or even impossible for some. Here are a few avenues for financial assistance:
Lyme Disease Association, Inc. provides financial support through the LA4K fund for children and young adults (under age 21) who need diagnosis and treatment, but lack insurance coverage. They have awarded grants to hundreds of children since 2004! Visit www.lymediseaseassociation.org
Olivia is a courageous young Coloradan that started the LivLyme Foundation to raise money for children that cannot afford their Lyme medication and to raise money to find a cure for all of us suffering from Lyme disease. You may apply for financial support for your child with Lyme disease. Visit LivLyme Foundation here.
Their mission is to provide grants to enable eligible children and young adults (through age 25) with Lyme disease to receive proper treatment and medication as well as raising awareness about Lyme disease. www.lymelightfoundation.org.
The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)
UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Visit UHCCF here.
Lyme Testing Access Program. Financial assistance for Lyme and tick-borne disease diagnostic testing. Will reimburse up to 75% of out-of-pocket costs of testing from a qualified CLIA/Medicare-approved laboratory of your choice. (US residents only.) Visit www.Lymetap.com
Information on programs for those that cannot afford medications and healthcare costs. Visit www.needymeds.org