|Adult Day Connection
Provides therapeutic activities, exercise, nutrition and nursing supervision, plus respite and education for families and caregivers through a state licensed adult day health care program. (573) 882-7070.
Provides services to patients with dementia-related illnesses, their families and their caretakers. Services include respite care and support groups. (573) 445-8665
|American Cancer Society
Offers assistance from transportation, temporary housing, wigs or prescriptions if eligible
|American Heart Association
|American Kidney Fund
Contact Patient Services Department at 800-638-8299 for financial assistance programs.
|Boone County Community Resources
Provides utility assistance, medication assistance, pregnancy testing, eyeglasses and dental assistance, clinic services including immunizations and WIC, birth and death certificates. (573) 874-7355
|Boone County Council on Aging
Provides information and community support to aging adults in Boone County and serves as the hub for senior volunteering. (573) 443-1111.
|Boone County Family Resources
Provides support services and refer individuals with developmental disabilities to community resources. (573) 874-1995.
Contact Jane Levy, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, at 800-813-4673.
|Caring Voice Coalition, Inc.
Contact Doyle Hull, Director of Patient Services, at 888-267-1440 for premium and copayment assistance.
|Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging
573-443-5823 or 800-369-5211
|Central Missouri Community Action
Some of the services include Head Start, Rental Assistance, Energy Assistance, Financial Education, Employment & Training, Family Support, Weatherization
|Central Missouri Food Bank & Pantry
Supplies free food to 142 pantries, children's programs, soup kitchens, shelters and senior programs in 33 central and northeastern counties through its regional disaster and hunger relief network. (573) 474-1020
|Central Missouri Regional Office
Services include intake, assessment, and case management for clients who have developmental disabilities and information about specific services in the community. (888) 671-1041.
|Chronic Disease Fund
Contact 877-968-7233 for assistance. Prescription financial assistance for certain diseases.
|Colorectal Care Line
Call 866-657-8634; financial assistance applications are completed via phone.
|Co-Pay Relief Program
Call 866-512-3861 for prescription co-pay assistance.
|Family Counseling Center of Missouri
Provides drug and alcohol prevention services, residential and outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, and outpatient mental health therapy and education. (573) 443-2204
|Family Health Center
||Houses and feeds homeless persons and their families so that they can move into their own housing. (660) 882-3286.
Call 800-675-8416. Financial assistance for insurance copayments, coinsurance, premiums & prescriptions.
Provides services to people with disabilities, the chronically unemployed and economically disadvantaged and provides career counseling, skills training and job-readiness training. (573) 474-8560.
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Missouri has two chapters:
St. Louis: http://www.jdrfstl.org/
Kansas City: www.jdrf.org/kansascity
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Call 877-557-2672 for co-pay assistance program. There are two locations that serve Missouri:
Mid-America Chapter: 913-262-1515 or 800-256-1075
Gateway Chapter: 314-878-0780 or 800-264-CURE
|Live Strong Survivor Care Partnership
|Lutheran Family & Children's Services
||Provides counseling, education and support to parents with unplanned pregnancies as well as adoptive services to families. (573) 815-9955.
|Meals on Wheels
Delivers hot noon meals and sack suppers to persons of any age or income in the Columbia area. Special diets and frozen meals are available. (573) 886-7554.
|Mid-Missouri Legal Services
||www.lsmo.org (573) 442-0116 or (800) 568-4931.
Missouri Legal Aid offers free assistance in certain circumstance to qualifying low-income Missourians needing legal assistance.
|Missouri Department of Insurance,
Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
|Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Provides many services for Missouri residents, including healthy living, senior and disability services, licensing and regulations of child and adult day care centers, hospitals, and nursing homes; disaster and emergency planning.
|Missouri Department of Social Services
Provides many services for Missouri residents. Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) is a cash benefit program. Food Stamps / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can provide funding for monthly food assistance, and child care assistance. The local Family Support Division office can assist with questions on eligibility.
Formally known as Missouri Medicaid, Missouri Health Net has health insurance programs to help Missouri families and those that are elderly or disabled. If eligible for MO HealthNet, you may also qualify for transportation assistance related to your medical care.
For Women, children and parents with young children, MC+ is based on income and resources
MO HealthNet for Aged, Blind or Disabled (MOHABD) is for person age 65 or older or unable to work due to a mental or physical disability for 12 months or longer. This program is based on income and resources
Breast and Cervical Treatment Medicaid program is for women with breast or cervical cancer. There are special eligibility criteria with this program (Enrolled in Show Me Healthy Women or MO HealthNet's Women's Health Services program).
|Missouri Department of Mental Health
Has programs and assistance for alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness and developmental disabilities.
|National Alliance on Mental Illness
|National Brain Tumor Foundation
|National Foundation for Transplants
|National Marrow Patient Assistance Program
& Financial Assistance Fund
http://www.marrow.org/For-Patients-and-Families/ Call 888-999-6743.
You must go through a transplant center for financial assistance. There are five Missouri transplant centers:
- Saint Luke's Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Financial Representative: Laura Cross, 816-932-5974
- The Children's Mercy Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Financial Representative: Amy Mann, 816-802-1231
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine Siteman Cancer Center Financial Representative: Pamela Rutledge, 314-454-8358
- Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Financial Representative: Faye Williams-314-989-3027
- St. Louis University Hospital Transplant Services Financial Representative: Joanne Kelly, 314-577-8867 ext. 22317
|National Transplant Assistance Fund
& Catastrophic Injury Program
|http://www.transplantfund.org/ Contact 800-642-8399.
Financial assistance for uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation.
Provides community and home-based psychiatric services to individuals who have severe mental illnesses. (573) 443-0405.
|OATS Transportation Services
Offers door-to-door transportation service for the elderly and disabled persons. Transportation is also available to the general public in rural areas. (573) 449-3789.
|Partnership for Children
|Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Contact 888-477-2669 to locate qualifying programs.
|Patient Access Network Foundation
||http://www.panfoundation.org/ Call 866-316-7263.
Financial support for prescription out-of-pocket costs.
|Patient Advocate Foundation
||http://www.copays.org/ Call 866-512-3861
Financial assistance for drug copayments.
|Patient Services, Inc.
||http://www.uneedpsi.org/ Call 800-366-7741.
Financial assistance for health insurance premiums & prescription copayments.
Provides treatment and educational services to people with drug and alcohol addiction and support groups and education to family members. (573) 875-8880.
Nonprofit Medicare Organization in Missouri. Provides unbiased Medicare counseling and guidance, free of charge. Please call 573-817-8338 or 800-735-6776 to set up an appointment.
Offers services that benefit children of abuse/neglect, their families, colleagues and the community by helping stop the cycle of abuse. (573) 474-6600.
Can provide utility assistance if eligible, emergency shelter, emergency food and nutrition assistance and some Alcohol and Drug treatment and caseworker services. (573) 442-3229 or (573) 442-1984.
|Services for Independent Living
Provides independent living skills development, peer support, programs for socialization and recreation, information and referral, transportation and advocacy for persons with disabilities. (573) 874-1646
|Social Security Administration
||www.ssa.gov The Social Security Administration can provide supplemental income for U.S. citizens who are unable to work for approximately 12 months or more due to disability. You can apply online, in person or by telephone.
Provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, domestic violence and sexual assault education, victim advocacy, case management and children's support. (573) 875-1369.
|Voluntary Action Center
Provides family assistance and emergency services for patients who qualify. They can assist with prescription medications or small medical equipment, emergency food, emergency shelter, bus tickets or gasoline for new jobs or medical appointments. Car seats for newborns, Minor auto repair for employed persons, Uniform clothing as needed for a new job, Missouri birth certificates, IDs and Drivers Licenses, Hygiene items, diapers, small household items and college registration/application fees. (573) 874-2273.
|Health Coverage Tax Credit
||The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) is a program administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides a 65% reduction in your monthly premium.
Effective Jan. 1, 2008, new legislation implemented important provisions to help reduce the number of Missourians without health insurance through portability and fairer tax treatment among all health care consumers. The legislation designated MHIP as a qualified coverage option under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA). This designation provides a tax deduction for all Missourians for health insurance premiums included in their federally adjusted gross income.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002 (TAA) created a federal tax credit that subsidizes private health insurance coverage for:
- Displaced workers certified to receive certain TAA benefits
- Older workers receiving ATAA benefits
- Individuals receiving benefits from PBGC
As of March 2011, the tax credit is 65 percent of the premium paid by eligible individuals for qualified health insurance coverage. This credit is referred to as the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) and is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Two options are available to an eligible individual to receive the benefit. Taxpayers may:
- Claim the 65 percent credit on their federal tax return at the end of the year, OR
- Obtain an advance credit of 65 percent, which requires the taxpayer to pay the 35 percent balance of the monthly premium.
Additional information on the HCTC is available here
Additional information on the HCTC for PBGC recipients is available here.