Allegany Branch 1-800-506-6480
Fax – 1-585-593-5392
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





CARE A VAN (Sue Gaughn) OGH 375-6119
Directions In Independent Living (Howard Cornwall)
Wheel Chair donation expected
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
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




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)





NYS Epic – 1-800-332-3742


Medicare Drug discount cards – Check with Pharmacist


Drug company discount cards –

Lilly answers  – 1-877-795-4559

Most Lilly drugs

The Orange Card  –  1-888-672-6436

Most GlaxoSmitheKline drugs

Rx Savings Access Card –      1-888-877-3479

Top 100 used medicare drugs

Together Rx –  1-800-865-7211

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

U Share Card         –  1-800-707-3914

Pfizer and Lilly drugs


Drug assistance programs –


individual drug company websites, but most can be accessed thru


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


MRDD Web Site-  go to MRDD

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



Health Well Foundation



Patient Advocate Foundation



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

Anemia and Chronic Renal  Insufficiency

Chemo Induced Anemia/Neutropenia


PANF-                                       (Copay >$50)

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Oncoloy Cytoprotection

Anemia due to treatment


PAF-                                         (Copay and Premium Assistance)

Breast Cancer


Lung Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Macular Degeneration (RX & treatment)

Chemo induced anemia/neutropenia


PSI-                                          Chemo induced anemia/neutropenia

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia or Chrobnic Myelocytic Leukemia


Merck                                       Emend Rx Assistance



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



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


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.





  • 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; 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






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




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




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

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


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.