Financial Assistance

We look at the entire application, the whole patient.

Michelle Avila, Executive Director

Patients of all ages, with or without insurance are invited to apply. All applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by a patient eligibility committee, which includes volunteer medical professionals, medical social workers and a medical financial counselor. 

Underinsured or uninsured patients will be awarded assistance to bridge the gap between insurance costs and cancer related screenings, diagnosis and treatment. Our foundation is open to applicants needing help with COBRA insurance, copays, and Medi-Cal share of cost.

Grant recipients may receive assistance for up to six months, and can reapply if further assistance is needed. 

Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • Kern County residency
  • A patient currently undergoing treatment for cancer or an associated disease
  • Financial need

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The fund is a program dedicated to assisting Kern County residents who need financial assistance in obtaining treatment for cancer and associated diseases.

Kern County Cancer Fund is a program of the CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness, a 501c3 non-profit organization. All programs are privately funded. Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved. Tax I.D. #77-0491071