Our mission is to support the non-medical needs of patients and their family members. We may be able to provide gift cards, discounted services, and other assistance once annually to patients.
None of our assistance is income based, but it is diagnosis dependent, meaning documentation from a medical professional will be required.
At this time, the board of directors has decided to assist every patient that qualifies and not turn anyone away, this means that our total annual award amounts are small, but no one is ever turned away. We will be able to increase these award amounts as funding becomes available.
As a volunteer-led organization we strive to be prompt in responding to all applications, phone calls, and emails. Please allow at least 5-7 business days for a response to all phone calls and emails to be returned, and note that our current turn around time for patient applications is 2-6 weeks depending on the availability of funds.
Travel and Lodging Assistance
Not everyone is able to receive their medical care close to home. If you are receiving your care in the city of Rochester, MN and must travel greater than 10 miles (one way) we may be able to assist you with your travel and lodging expenses. Annual award per patient is $500-$750.
General Financial Assistance
Medical care is expensive and can add up quickly. If you are a Rochester, MN resident or are here receiving treatment, you may quality for general financial assistance. This assistance may be used towards medical bills, home improvements, or whatever your current needs may be. Annual award per patient is $500-$750.
Complied by students from the University of Minnesota-Rochester, this interactive document includes a listing of resources you may find useful when planning your trip to Rochester for treatment or even after you arrive. This is a work in progress and we continue to update as we are able. Click HERE for access.