Grants for Families Struggling with Child Health-Related Expenses
Posted by on August 11, 2008
Children who have medical needs are sometimes not insured comprehensively to provide coverage for all of their medical treatments.
The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) provides grants to families to help pay for child health care services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotics, and eyeglasses. Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants of up to $5,000 each for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application at the UHCCF Web site. If a grant is approved for the child, the grant will help pay for approved medical services/items after the child’s commercial health benefit plan submits payment for services provided, if any. The grant funds are not paid to the parent or child directly – invoices/bills are submitted to UHCCF for approved medical services/items after the commercial health benefit plan submits initial payment (if any) to the health care provider.
In January 2006, the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation was expanded to all 50 states; hence, funds are available nationwide. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger.
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