Kern County Cancer Foundation
We are proud to be the largest provider of cancer support services in Kern County. We provide one-on-one patient financial navigation for our local cancer patients. All service are currently provided out of our Bakersfield offices however in Spring 2024 we will begin traveling to the outlying communities of Kern County through our Mobile Navigation Program.View Our Programs
Our Patient Financial Navigators provide support through our following programs:
Financial Assistance Program
Underinsured or uninsured patients may be awarded assistance to bridge the gap between insurance costs and cancer related treatments.
Our program provides qualifying individuals up to $50,000 per person in a lifetime with the following out-of-pocket medical expenses related to cancer treatment:
- Share of Cost
- Insurance premiums
Financial Education Program
Our trained staff and professional volunteers provide classes and individual education for patients on available financial assistance programs, insurance conversion and an introduction to estate planning.
Our 2024 schedule of classes will be available in the Calendar section soon.
If you would like more information or individual assistance please click the link below or contact us at 661-862-7136.
Resource and Referral
KCCF collaborates with many local and national organizations who may assist patients with utility bills, transportation, food assistance, transportation and more. Our Patient Financial Navigators will help guide patients through the application process for resources that will help relieve the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis.
Please click on the link below for assistance.
Pediatric Mobile Angel Unit
As there is not a treatment facility for children with cancer in Kern County, we assist children with cancer and their families on their journey to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, UCLA Mattel, City of Hope, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Stanford and more. For eligible pediatric families we provide gas cards and free shuttles.
If you are in need of assistance, that is what we are here for.
Simply fill out the form below and let us know what type of assistance you are seeking and we will contact you within 48 business hours.