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					                                   PATIENT RESOURCES


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                                   1-716-373-4602

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.                 1-716-372-6283

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

                            MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLANS

Independent Health- Encompass 65- 1-800-453-1910 (Price range $99-$165 depending on
INDEED Supplement Insurance- 1-877-293-2010 (NY)
                            1-800-836-7582 (PA)
AARP Supplement Insurance- 1-800-823-5800 (Pt needs to call)
Univera- 1-800-659-1986 (Pt needs to call for cost) (We have applications here)

                              PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

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 SERVICES PROGRAM

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

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
                                    Men/Women with these diagnoses
                                    Eligible patients must meet other eligibility criteria
                                    such as US citizenship, NYS residency and not
                                    otherwise qualify for Medicaid.

                                   SMOKING CESSATION

    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-
    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-

                                   GENETIC COUNSELORS


 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

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.

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