PATIENT RESOURCES

 

 

VNA

Allegany Branch 1-800-506-6480
1-585-593-5335
Fax – 1-585-593-5392
Cattaraugus
Olean (covers Portville,Hinsdale) 1-716-373-8050
Franklinville (Machias, Delaware, Springville) 1-716-945-1230
Salamanca (Randolph, Little Valley) 1-716-676-5001
Great Lakes home healthcare 1-814-362-2207

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

CARE A VAN (Sue Gaughn) OGH 375-6119
Directions In Independent Living (Howard Cornwall)
Wheel Chair donation expected
1-716-373-4602
Home Care and Hospice   $20.00 + Mileage 1-716-372-5735
Interfaith Volunteer- Will transport to and from appts.
All volunteer Services most of county.  The more notice
the better.  Have less volunteers in the winter
1-716-372-6283
Cattaraugus County medical transport 1-716-373-8065
Trans Am 1-716-372-5871

 

 

Low/No cost Health Care

Medicaid – Local Department of Social Services
Allegany County 1-585-268-9622
Cattaragus County 1-716-373-0865
Family Health Plus 1-800-231-0847
Fidelis (Catt Co. only ) 1-888-343-3457
Healthy NY 1-866-432-5849

 

 

MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLANS

Independent Health – Encompass 65- 1-800-453-1910  (Price range $99-$165 depending on plan)
INDEED Supplement Insurance 1-877-293-2010 (NY), 1-800-836-7582 (PA)
AARP Supplement Insurance 1-800-823-5800  (Patient needs to call)
Univera 1-800-659-1986 (Pt needs to call for cost) (We have applications here)

 

 

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

 

NYS Epic – 1-800-332-3742

 

Medicare Drug discount cards – Check with Pharmacist

 

Drug company discount cards –

Lilly answers  – www.lillyanswers.com 1-877-795-4559

Most Lilly drugs

The Orange Card  – us.gsk.com/card  1-888-672-6436

Most GlaxoSmitheKline drugs

Rx Savings Access Card – www.rxsavingsaccess.com      1-888-877-3479

Top 100 used medicare drugs

Together Rx – www.together-rx.com  1-800-865-7211

Abbott, Astraxenica, Novartis, OrthoMcNeil, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmitheKlinem Janssen

U Share Card         – www.usharerx.com  1-800-707-3914

Pfizer and Lilly drugs

 

Drug assistance programs –  http://needymeds.com

www.helpingpatients.org

www.emend.com

kytril-1-800-443-6676

individual drug company websites, but most can be accessed thru helpingpatients.org

 

MRDD Call Center – 866-563-5386  8-7pm EST

Fax-410-683-2933

MRDD Web Site- www.medicare.gov  go to MRDD

Section641demo@cms.hhs.gov

Address:            MRDD

c/o Trailblazer Health Enterprises, L.L.C

P.O. Box 5136

Timonium, M.D. 21094

Covered Drugs: Arimidex, Aromesin, Femara, Nolvadex, Faraston,Gleevec,Targretin, Thalomide, Iressa, Tarceva

 

Patient Out of Pocket Assistance-      Patient Access Network Foundation-

P.O. Box 221858

Charlotte, NC 28222-1858

866-316-7263

 

Health Well Foundation

800-675-8416

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

866-512-3861

www.healthwellfoundation.org

 

Copay Assistance Foundations- Health Well Foundation (copay and premium assistance)

Anemia and Chronic Renal  Insufficiency

Chemo Induced Anemia/Neutropenia

800-675-8416

PANF-                                       (Copay >$50)

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Oncoloy Cytoprotection

Anemia due to treatment

866-316-7263

www.patientaccessnetwork.org

PAF-                                         (Copay and Premium Assistance)

Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy

Lung Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Macular Degeneration (RX & treatment)

Chemo induced anemia/neutropenia

866-512-3861

http://www.copays.org

PSI-                                          Chemo induced anemia/neutropenia

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia or Chrobnic Myelocytic Leukemia

800-366-7741

www.uneedsi.org

Merck                                       Emend Rx Assistance

866-EME-NDRX

                                                         

www.coverageforall.org

Gives options for patients who have no insurance or not enough coverage

 

CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM

Cancer Screening Services:      Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening for uninsured/ underinsured patients

 

Reimbursable Screening Services:      Mammograms

Women aged 40 and older

Women younger than 40-high risk

Pap tests, pelvic exams, and clinical breast exams

Women aged 18 and older

Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical test

Men/Women aged 50 or older, average risk

Colonoscopy

Men/Women who are at elevated risk for colorectal   cancer

 

Reimbursable Diagnostic Services:     Available for many diagnostic services including imaging, facility fees, biopsies, per/post operative procedures, pathology and consultations

 

Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program:Women/Men diagnosed w/ breast, cervical, colorectal or prostate may be eligible for full Medicaid coverage through MCTP. Coverage lasts entire treatment period and includes medications

Men/Women with these diagnoses

Eligible patients must meet other eligibility criteria

such as US citizenship, NYS residency and not otherwise qualify for Medicaid.

 

 

SMOKING CESSATION

 

  • Olean General Hospital, 515 Main Street’ Olean, New York 14760; 716-375-6412
  • Cattaraugus County Health Department, 1701 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 4010, Olean, NY 14760; 716-373-8050
  • Southern Tier Health Care System, 1 Bluebird Square,Olean, NY 14760; 716-372-0614
  • American Cancer Society
    (716) 373-0087
  • Cattaraugus County on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
    Olean, NY
    (716) 373-4303 or 5202
  • Nicotine Anonymous nicotine-anonymous.org; Council-Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 201 South Union Street, Olean, NY 14760; 415-750-0328
  • Tri-County Memorial Hospital, 100 Memorial Drive, Gowanda, NY 14070; 716-532-3377

 

GENETIC COUNSELORS

 

Roswell:

 

Carolyn Farrell (N.P in clinical genetics) 716-845-7747

Molly Hutton – counselor

Heidi Vance-counselor

John Hopkins:

 

Oncology  410-955-8964 call for info

Colon: Jill Brenfinger 410-614-4438

Karen Johnson 410-614-0378

Breast/Ovarian: Linda Thompson  410-955-4851

Dr. Arest Hurkr- genetic disorders 410-955-9441

 

UPMC

 

Cancer Genetic Program   412-641-3417 or 1-800-454-8156

 

General Genetic Counseling Dr. Elizabeth McPherson 412-641-4168

 

Cleveland Clinic

 

Genetic Counseling general 216-445-5686

Dr. Bryan Clark 216-444-2978

Jennifer Stein & Amy Giaridara counselors 216-444-2977

 

Rochester

 

Strong Memorial Cancer Genetic Counseling Dr. Peter Rowley 716-275-4602

 

Patient Assistance

Patient Advocate Foundation: 1-866-512-3861

 

Cancer Care 1-800-813-4679

75 Seventh Avenue 22nd Floor New York, NY 10001

 

Fertile HOPE

Fertility resources for cancer patients

www.fertilehope.org

Phone:        888-994-HOPE      Fax: 212-242-4570

A Few 800 Numbers & Local Resources

American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345

National number for cancer information, educational and research information, community programs, brochures. Speak with someone 24 hours/day; 7 days a week

 

Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater 1-866-461-8488

Provides guidance and financial support to those touched by cancer in the Tidewater Community.

 

Lee’s Friends 1-757-625-3115

Organization helps people live with cancer; eotional and practical support to cancer patients, local transportation to treatments

 

Leukemia-Lymphoma Society 1-800-866-4483

Support groups, educational programs, pamphlets, limited financial assistance, blood and bone marrow resource information

 

National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER

Free brochures on cancer, information on clinical trials, treatment institutions, and research.

 

American Cancer Society Programs

**To obtain any of the services below call the ACS Patient Resource Center at

1-888-227-6333**

Reach to Recovery: offers one-to-one visitation to women with breast cancer, who will or have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Visitors carefully chosen and trained. A “reach” kit is given to each patient which includes a leisure bra, a soft prosthesis for mastectomy patients, exercise items, literature and local resource information

Man to Man: Men with prostate cancer – education and support groups

Road to Recovery: Transportation to cancer treatments offered by trained volunteers, using their own vehicle, gas and donate their time to transport ambulatory patients to chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, initial consult to set up these treatments. 48-hour advance notice is required.

AirLifeLine: national, non-profit organization that offers free air transportation to and from medical destinations for patients in financial need. AirLifeLine is a network of 1,000 private pilots who volunteer their time, skills, aircraft and pay for all costs involved to fly medical missions. Must be ambulatory and medically stable.

Look Good….Feel Better: 2 hour free programs, hands-on group workshop conducted by a volunteer cosmetologist that includes a 12 step skin care and makeup program. Demonstrate wigs & turbans, etc. Must be undergoing treatment to participate.

Wigs: wigs are donated to ACS from many sources and are available to cancer patients who request them.

I Can Cope: A patient and family edicational series that focuses on living with cancer. Each class is 2 hours and is lead by professionals.

Dietician-on-call: A registered dietitian is available to provide free nutritional counseling to patients, families, healthcare professionals regarding the management of side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Telephone consultation with written materials offered.

Direct Financial Assistance: grants up to $300 in a program year are available to financially needy patients who can demonstrate a need to pain or nausea medications and have not other resources to paty for them or who ned help paying for gas to get to treatment.

Terry Zahn Memorial Scholarships: At the discretion of a volunteer committee, a limited number of higher education scholarships are awarded annually to young people who were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21.