Patient Services

Patient Services

CAGNO is often the last resort for cancer patients who have limited income and no health insurance. Our patient services program can help cover the costs of prescription pain and treatment medications, colostomy bags and comfort items (bedpads, etc.) for cancer patients who cannot afford these necessities and/or “fall through the

 

cracks” of government assistance.  The program has helped more than 450 cancer patients in the greater New Orleans area this year.  Many of these patients have exhausted their own resources and have nowhere else to turn.  Additional financial help may be available for medical expenses such as prescription medications.  Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, breast cancer patients are eligible for additional help.   If you or someone you know is in need of our assistance, please read our 2016-2017 guidelines and fill out the Patient Services Application July 2016 through June 2017.   If you report “no income”  you must fill out this no income verification form.  Complete the Patient Services application and either fax to 504/733-0252 or mail to:

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans
824 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 154
New Orleans, LA 70123.

Breastoration, CAGNO’s lastest collaboration seeks to provide ancillary financial assistance to women seeking breast reconstruction in the greater New Orleans area.  Breastoration is a donor-advised fund, and our donors can choose to designate their monies to be used for education, patient assistance, public relations, administration, or where the greatest need is.

Women seeking reconstruction in the New Orleans area who qualify for financial aid are required to complete an application process and meet certain pre-determined criteria for consideration of such assistance.

If you are a woman in need of financial assistance in order to have breast reconstruction in the greater New Orleans area, please download the Breastoration application

 

What your money can buy – Patient Services

 

$25 – $50 will provide a gas card to assist with tank of gas to get back and forth to treatment.

 

$50 provides a month’s supply of incontinent supplies (such as adult diapers or bed pads) for 2 cancer patients currently in treatment.

 

$100 provides a month’s supply (3 cases) of vitally needed nutritional supplements to a cancer patient who is in currently in treatment.

 

$100 will also buy a woman a new wig

 

$200 will provide a woman with a new breast form

 

$200 will also provide a cancer patient with a month’s supply of needed medication

 

$250 will provide one Electro larynx to help a head and neck cancer patient speak again.

 

$500 provides 3 cancer patients currently in treatment with vitally needed prescription medication assistance for a month

or provide 1 cancer patient currently in treatment a 3 month supply of medication assistance.

 

$1600 provides 8 cancer patients currently in treatment with vitally needed prescription medication assistance for a month

or provide 1 cancer patient currently in treatment a 8 month supply of medication assistance.