Families across the United States face a variety of financial challenges, including child-related medical costs. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses that are not covered—or not fully covered—by a commercial health insurance plan. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is currently seeking grant applications from Oregon families who are in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services, or equipment not covered such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Families in need can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org.
Since 2007, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has awarded over 10,000 grants to children and their families valued at more than $29 million across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, cancer, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD, and cerebral palsy.
In Oregon, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation awarded more than 100 grants since 2011 and is hoping many more local families apply this year.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child.
To be eligible to receive a child medical grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger and families must meet economic guidelines. Families must reside in the United States and also have a commercial health insurance plan. Child medical grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application, as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible, just have commercial health insurance.
Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org, and there is no application deadline. If you have financial need for child medical financial assistance, this is a program to consider.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation was founded in 1999. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation's funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations, and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees.