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Patient Assistance Fund

Learn More About The Kidney Cancer Association’s Patient Assistance Fund

The Kidney Cancer Association offers financial assistance through the Patient Assistance Fund Program to help individuals with kidney cancer. We believe your focus should be on your health, not on your finances.

Financial Assistance Options Available:

  • $250 Gift Card
  • $50 Gas Card

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Call: 847-332-1051 ext. 125

Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Requirements:

Patients are not eligible for both the $250 and $50 financial assistance.

To be eligible for the $250 patient assistance:

  • Patients must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. territory
  • Patients must have a physician verified primary kidney cancer diagnosis
  • Patients are only eligible to receive assistance one time in a 12-month period

To be eligible for the $50 gas card:

  • Patients must have a primary kidney cancer diagnosis
  • Patients are not eligible to receive the $250 assistance if they receive the $50 gas card
  • Patients are only eligible to receive assistance one time in a 12-month period

How to Apply:

$250 Gift Card

You may apply for the $250 patient assistance online or by phone. Click the orange button below to access the Patient Assistance Fund Portal and Application or call our Patient Assistance Fund Manager at 847-332-1051 ext. 125.

$50 Gas Card

You may apply for the $50 gas card by calling our Patient Assistance Fund Manager at 847-332-1051 ext. 125 or email [email protected] requesting next steps.

Applying Online:
  • Enter a login and create a new password
  • Gather required documentation
    • To verify U.S. citizenship or permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. territory, please upload within the application a valid US Passport, US Birth Certificate, REAL ID, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, Certificate of Naturalization, and Certificate of Citizenship, Permanent Resident Card or Green Card.
    • To verify primary kidney cancer diagnosis, please download the Physician Verification Form within the application and have your treating physician complete and sign the form. Once the Physician Verification Form has been completed, please upload the form within the application. 
  • Complete and submit the application. All required fields must be completed.
Next Steps:
  • After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your application. You will receive an email update on the status of your application within 5 business days.
  • If your application has been declined, you will receive an email notifying you that your application has been declined and will include the reasons why. You will have the ability to log into the Patient Assistance Fund portal to make any changes to your application to resubmit for another review.
  • If your application has been approved, you will receive an email notifying you of the approval. Your $250 gift card will be arriving in the mail within 5-10 business days.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of expense can I use my gift card on?

The gift cards can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

Can a caregiver or healthcare professional apply for me?

Yes. A caregiver or healthcare professional, such as your doctor, a social worker, a financial counselor, nurse, patient advocate, etc., can apply for the program on your behalf through the online portal. The portal is available 24 hours a day.

I do not have an email – can I still apply?

Yes, please call us at 847-332-1051 ext. 125 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET. We are closed on all major holidays.

Can I receive a mailed-in application?

Yes, please call us at 847-332-1051 ext. 125 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET to receive a mailed application. We are closed on all major holidays.

Could you direct me to additional financial resources?

Please contact our Patient Liaison, Rosemary, to learn more about additional financial assistance by calling 1-800-544-3KCA or emailing [email protected].

What should I do if I am not a US Citizen?

The $250 Patient Assistance fund program accepts U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territory by providing the appropriate documentation, including valid U.S. Passport, U.S. Birth Certificate, REAL ID, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, and a Permanent Resident Card or Green Card. If you have any questions, please call us at 847-332-1051 ext. 125.

You may be eligible to receive the $50 gas card if you are not a U.S. citizen but meet the eligibility criteria above. Please call us at 847-332-1051 ext. 125 if you have any questions.

How will I know the status of my application during the process?

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation acknowledging receipt of your application. You will receive an email update on the status of your application within 5 business days.
Additionally, you can log into the Patient Assistance Fund portal and check the status of your application.

I forgot my log-in credentials for the portal, how do I obtain these?

Please click “forgot password” on the portal log-in screen and make sure to check your spam folder for an email to reset your password.

Share Your Story:

We want to hear how this program has helped you!

https://www.kidneycancer.org/old-get-involved/share-your-story/


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