The HOPE CHEST for WOMEN helps patients with significant financial need defray treatment- related expenses including; incidental costs not covered by other assistance programs, transportation, supplements, lymphedema garments, testing approved medications, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy not covered by insurance or other sources.
Through this program, financial assistance, relevant education, and support services are offered to medically underserved women who are in need of support during treatment for cancer.
Who is Eligible for Assistance?
You may qualify for assistance through the Hope Chest Assistance Program if you:
reside in western North Carolina
are a woman receiving treatment for breast cancer
are you receiving treatment for cervical, endometrial, fallopian tube, ovarian, uterine,
vaginal, or vulvar cancer
are uninsured, underinsured, or need financial assistance
must provide doctor pathology report
If you have private insurance, you may receive aid for treatment-related costs that are not covered through other payment sources. Other eligibility requirements might apply.
All Required documents must be submitted with your application to receive assistance. Please send all of these items listed below in order to expedite your application.
Information Release Statement
Income Statement is needed from every applicant (Copy of recently filed taxes, most recent pay stub, retirement or disability statement or bank statement) Level of income will not disqualify you for help.
Pathology Report and Progress Notes
Letter of Medical Necessity, if applicable
A copy of bill(s) with payment instructions must be sent to us in order to provide bill pay assistance, payment could take over two weeks for approval.
Submit your application to:
The Hope Chest for Women
P.O. Box 5294
Asheville, NC 28813
Your application will be approved after all supporting documents are submitted. Payments will be made to providers of service (i.e. pharmacy, lab, hospital, and physician). Funds are subject to availability. A new application is required every calendar year with supporting documentation. You will be given additional resource referrals based on your individual needs.
All decisions for disbursements to eligible patients are at the discretion of The Hope Chest board.