Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are some of the most devastating injuries to sustain. Immediately following such an injury, the victim and their family are understandably consumed with getting through the first days and weeks, until the person has stabilized. Once the victim’s physical status has stabilized, thoughts inevitably turn to what the future will hold. Financial worries are often at the forefront, as medical expenses, including medications, equipment and home modifications, as well as other needs, can be very costly. Often, the victim of spinal cord injury is unable to work for months or years; some are never able to return to work, depending on the level of injury.
The Catastrophic Injury Resource Center is dedicated to assisting injury patients who have been involved in an accident and are looking to obtain affordable medical treatment for their injuries. We provide counseling to patients regarding the nationwide availability of reduced cost or free medical services from various organizations and referrals to those organizations. In cases that qualify, medical treatment may be partially or fully funded.We have provided the following links to assist you in finding the answers you need, and to make it simpler for you to access some of the information that may be of value to you or your loved one.
Bank of America Access Loans- The Bank of America offers loans for vehicle or home access modification, at affordable rates.
Easter Seals: Medical Rehabilitation- Rehabilitation services may be provided upon referral from a physician, other agent, or self-referral. Funding is generally through third-party payment. State and federal laws determine eligibility and payment options.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance- helps patients who are without prescription drug coverage find access to free medications- no charge applied.
On the Move: A Financial Guide for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury- This is a financial guide available only through the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America). It provides invaluable information for the newly injured as well as for those who have a sustained injury. Financial planning, adapting your home, available benefits, and much more. Download an order form for the book on the site.
These are but a few of the resources widely available. Should you have a question regarding financial matters, please contact the Catastrophic Injuries Resource Center.
National Transplant Assistance Fund & Catastrophic Injury Program (NTAF) more...
NTAF Mission is to help transplant and catastrophic injury patients and their families afford critical but uninsured medically related expenses through fundraising guidance and patient support, as well as financial and other resources.