There are several non-profit organizations that can assist patients in covering expenses such as co-pays, deductibles, or other medical costs. These organizations are not a part of Vail Valley Medical Center and each has its own set of criteria for eligibility. To learn more and determine if you qualify, it is best to contact the organization directly.
Vail Valley Charitable Fund
through a comprehensive application process, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund awards direct-aid grants to people who live and/or primarily work in the Vail Valley who are in need due to medical crisis. Applications are reviewed and recipients are determined on a monthly basis by the VVCF Board of Directors. These one-time grants can be up to $5000, and may help an individual or family with medical or non-medical necessities.
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation
is a non-profit resource for alpine industry professionals seeking orthopedic medical care. The foundation is inspired by and created in memory of Kees Brenninkmeyer, who passed away while actively pursuing a career as an alpine ski and mountaineering guide. It is established to financially assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their career.
Eagle County Victims' Compensation
established to give crime victims financial assistance for losses suffered as a result of their victimization. Contact the Eagle County District Attorney’s Office at 970-328-6947 or the Eagle County Victim Services Program at 970-328-8544 for more information.
is an online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs. Mountain Family Health Centers in the Edwards Pavilion is a certified application assistance site. To apply, visit Colorado Peak online
, or stop by Mountain Family Health Center
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. They aim to be a source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing financial stress in paying for medications and health care. For more information, visit www.needymeds.org
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
helps uninsured and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free. They offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including more than 180 offered by pharmaceutical companies. Visit www.pparx.org
for more information.
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition helps cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges through:
Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations.
Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations.
Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps people who cannot afford insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating certain types of cancer. For more information, visit www.cancercarecopay.org.
The Healthwell Foundation helps patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug co-payments, deductibles and health insurance premiums. For more information, visit www.healthwellfoundation.org.
Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need. For more information, visit www.panfoundation.org or call (866) 316-7263.
Patient Services is a national nonprofit organization committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription co-payments. For more information, visit www.patientservicesinc.org or call (800) 366-7741.