Families Struggling with Child Health-Related Costs

Name

Families Struggling with Child Health-Related Costs

Source

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Purpose

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that new grants are available to help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents' health benefit plans.

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.

To be eligible for grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States, and be covered by a commercial health benefit plan.

Eligible Applicants

Parents and legal guardians of children 16 years of age or younger, reside in the United States, and be covered by a commercial health benefit plan.

Funding Amount

Grants of up to $5,000

Target Population 

Children must be 16 years of age or younger. 

Geographic Target

National

Deadline

Open

Contact

http://www.uhccf.org/

(Date Summary Prepared 9/29/08 C.W.)