WPCNHF Emergency Assistance Fund
The WPCNHF Emergency Assistance Fund is available to help families and individuals in the bleeding disorders community in unusual, emergency situations. It is supported by generous contributions from individuals and corporations committed to the bleeding disorders community.
Examples of appropriate grants are for food, utility bills, transportation to treatment, rent support, medical ID jewelry, medical supplies not covered by insurance, etc.
WPCNHF Emergency Assistance Fund should be used as a payer of last resort and is not meant to be used to remedy chronic financial problems.
To assist in the review and validation of applications for aid, we accept requests from the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Western Pennsylvania and its affiliated social workers. These individuals typically know the candidates, understand their current financial state, and are better suited to determine the severity of the need for emergency funds. They then submit the individual’s application for emergency aid supported by proper documentation.
If the person needing assistance is not a patient of the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania, the Chapter will handle the request directly with the third party or the referring physician’s office. In this case, the patient must provide proof of medical condition or recommendation from his/her physician. They must also complete all paperwork to become a member of the Chapter if they have not already done so.
Follow-up calls may be necessary when information is missing or to discuss the specific case when the need is unclear. Whenever possible, the payment will be made directly to the provider.
If you have any questions contact Janet Barone, Program Manager, at 724-741-6160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation and CVS Health for their support of this program!