Financial help

Is there any help for families struggling financially with prescription cost/therapy costs?

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Jul 12, 2009
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United Healthcare Childrens Foundation
by: Anonymous

Another resource to investigate is the United Healthcare Childrens Foundation at http://www.uhccf.com/. You can get grants for therapy that isn't covered by your health insurance and other costs. Every little bit helps!

Jul 12, 2009
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Financial Aid
by: Crista

I work in the accounting office of a hospital, so I'm quite familiar with insurance and medical billing/cost issues....

1. if you are getting OT thru a hospital, check and see if they have a financial assistance program. the hospital i work for has an application process, so i would assume that others do as well. You may be asked to provide copies of tax forms and things like that. I don't know if a small clinic would be able to provide the same kind of assistance, but it doesn't cost you anything to ask.

2. On the insurance question....OT is something that is part of your benefit. Call them and ask if it's a covered benefit. Most plans allow for a limited number of OT/Physical Therapy/Speech therapy visits per year. If OT is not a benefit that your plan offers....there's no getting them to pay for it.

Apr 23, 2009
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Financial Help
by: Deidra

Check to see if your area has a TEACHH Clinic (usually one in each area). They provide testing and therapy sessions. Warning often times there may be a long waiting list to start being seen. Ours in NC is like 6-9 months. We are still waiting to get in. This is usually free or on a sliding scale fee. We too have difficulty with all the costs associated and it is ridiculous that insurance denies coverage for this important life altering disorder. Good Luck!

Apr 14, 2009
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Financial help
by: Carolyn

I would be interested in this information also. I would especially be curious on any information on how to get your health insurance company to pay for Occupational Therapy.

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