GET HELP

HFM is here for you.

If you are in need of resources or assistance please contact Lisa Clothier, LMSW, ACSW at lclothier@hfmich.org or 734-961-3512.

Emergency Financial Assistance Program

HFM’s Outreach and Community Education Manager will work in conjunction with you and your Treatment Center Social Worker or other health care provider to understand your unique needs and see if you meet the criteria for our financial assistance program.

In order to qualify for the program:

  • You, or a family member living in your household, must have a hereditary bleeding disorder.
  • You must be a Michigan resident.
  • You must not have received financial assistance from HFM in the past twelve months. (Please note:  During the COVID-19 pandemic we are accepting applications on a case by case basis even if you have received assistance within the last 12 months.)

The financial assistance program supports temporary financial emergency situations such as (but not limited to) eviction, utility shut off, and financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each situation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Availability of the program is subject to the status of the financial assistance program fund.

If you would like to apply to our financial assistance program, please contact Lisa Clothier, LMSW, ACSW, Outreach and Community Education Manager at lclothier@hfmich.org or 734-961-3512.

Additional Financial Assistance Resources:

Emergency Assistance Program

Phone:  202-675-6984

HFA provides assistance with urgent basic living expenses, medically necessary items, plus medical travel and educational support for people with inhibitors.

Click here for COVID-19 emergency assistance.

PAN Hemophilia Treatment Assistance 

Phone:  1-866-316-7263

Financial assistance up to $2,900 per year for co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles to financially and medically qualified patients, including those insured through federally administered health plans such as Medicare.

  • Patient must be getting treatment for hemophilia.
  • Patient must have health insurance that covers qualifying medication or product.
  • Patient’s medication must be listed on PAN’s list of covered medications (see website).
  • Patient must reside, and receive treatment in, the US. US citizenship is not a requirement.

• Patient’s income must fall at or below 400% of Federal Poverty Level.

PSI Financial Assistanc

Phone: 1-800-366-7741

PSI can assist with health insurance premiums, copayments/co-insurance, travel expenses, ancillary items, infusion and nursing services. Click “Patients” and “Illnesses” to look up the programs available based on your type of insurance and illness. PSI has a “first come, first served” policy so assistance is based on eligibility and availability of funds.

Colburn Keenan Foundation

Phone: 1-800-966-2431

Provides financial assistance to individuals and families living with chronic conditions, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders. Individual Financial Assistance Grants provide up to $2,000 to cover unexpected medical expenses, utility bills, small appliances, transportation to treatment, rent, and medical alert jewelry.

Local Resources:

Visit Aunt Bertha for free or reduced cost services like medical training, food, and job training.

Scholarship Opportunities

HFM’s 2020 academic scholarship application is now closed.

Amount: Two awards of $2,500 each

Who Can Apply:

  • Individuals within the bleeding disorders community who reside in the state of Michigan seeking a post-secondary education, which can include a community college, university, graduate level or trade school.
  • This includes those with bleeding disorders (clotting disorders are not eligible for this scholarship) and immediate family members (parent, sibling, grandchild) of those with a bleeding disorder.
  • Past applicants are eligible to re-apply.
  • Relatives of HFM employees are not eligible for this scholarship
  • *Previous scholarship winners are not eligible to apply

Process:

  • Complete the online application
  • Upload your personal statement to the online application
  • Upload your proof of bleeding disorder to the online application
  • Upload two reference letters to the online application
  • Mail all official transcripts to HFM at 1921 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti MI 48197
  • Applicants will be notified by March 16, 2020 if they have been chosen. Scholarship certificates will be presented to recipients during the SpringFest Conference held at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Funds will be disbursed directly to the school in the fall of 2020.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any issues completing the application, please do not hesitate to contact:
Lisa Clothier, LMSW, ACSW, Outreach and Community Education Manager
1921 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.961.3512
Email: lclothier@hfmich.org

Other scholarship opportunities:

Delta Dental

If you are uninsured or underinsured with your dental coverage, we may be able to help.

We understand that our community faces challenges obtaining dental care to meet unique and individual needs. HFM has partnered with Cascade Hemophilia Consortium to offer free or low cost dental care to those who need it.

*To maintain your coverage you must visit the dentist two times during the calendar year for regular teeth cleanings.

In order to be eligible for this program you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a bleeding disorder
  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Have no dental insurance or only Children’s Special Health Care Services
  • However, if you have Medicaid, Medicare, or a private or employer based dental insurance plan, you may be eligible for time-limited coverage based on special circumstances–these exceptions are limited and determined on a case by case basis. Please call us for more information.

If you have application or eligibility questions please contact Lisa Clothier, LMSW, ACSW, Outreach and Community Education Manager, at lclothier@hfmich.org or 734-961-3512.

Medical Identification Tags

HFM offers a one-time medical identification tag for community members with a bleeding disorder. We understand the importance of wearing a medical ID bracelet or necklace. It provides much needed information for medical responders should you be unable to speak for yourself as a result of a medical crisis or accident. Please contact Ashley Fritsch, Office Manager, at 734-544-0015 or afritsch@hfmich.org for more information about the ordering process. NOTE: Expect an 8 week delivery time

Newly Diagnosed

Facing a new diagnosis can be overwhelming. We provide educational opportunities, community events, and resources for people with bleeding disorders and their family. We always suggest that you speak with your health care provider regarding any specific questions regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about programs and events that we have coming up and other resources that might support you. Know that we are always a resource for you. Please call and speak to Ashley Fritsch, Office Manager, at 734-544-0015 or afritsch@hfmich.org to get connected with the Foundation and to receive a welcome packet full of important information.

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