Bernalillo Co. Prescription Assistance

Breast Cancer: American Breast Cancer Foundation

1220 B East Joppa Rd., Suite 332
Baltimore MD 21286
If you are in need of financial assistance for a mammogram call: 877-539-2543

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

For Breast Cancer Co-Pay assistance
Further assistance can be found at:

Cancer Care (National)

We know the financial burden of cancer can be great. So, for more than 60 years, we have provided limited grants for certain expenses related to treatment. Our financial assistance program is one of the longest running and best regarded in the country. CancerCare at 1-800-813-4673 for more information.

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Diagnoses Covered:
Breast cancer Colorectal cancer Glioblastoma Head and Neck cancer Non-Small Cell Lung cancer Pancreatic cancer Renal Cell cancer.

In order to qualify, you need to provide CancerCare with information about your income, savings and expenses, and in some cases provide invoices for the cost of service. Your healthcare professional must also provide information on your cancer.

Download our financial assistance application in English:
Fact Sheet:

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

A coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges.

Chronic Disease Fund

Provides help obtaining medications for the following conditions: Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Multiple Myeloma Myelodysplatic Syndrome (MDS) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer.

Healthwell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 that is committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Our vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.

Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Patient Financial Aid - $150 annual stipend. 

Co-pay Assistance Program for certain types of cancers. Assistance up to $5000 is available for the following:

Needy Meds

Has information on low-cost medicine and healthcare assistance programs. Not a patient assistance program, and does not supply medicine or financial assistance.

New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care

Joie Glenn, Exec. Director,
Phone: 505-889-4556
Fax: 505-889-4928

The New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care serves its membership through advocacy, networking, education and communication by promoting success and best practices for home care, hospice and related home health support services.

New Mexico Drug Card

A FREE Drug Discount Card being offered to ALL New Mexicans, whether or not they are insured.

For those who have insurance the insurance card and the NM Drug card can be presented and the pharmacy will inform you which would give the bigger savings. There is NO CHARGE for this card.

New Mexico MedBANK

A prescription assistance program for people of any age who live in New Mexico and who do not have prescription drug coverage.

New Mexico Pain Initiative

A group composed of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, patient advocates, and members of clergy, government, and higher education who are working to improve the quality of pain care.

Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation

Every day Patient Access Network helps thousands of underinsured patients afford the copayments for their cancer or chronic disease medications. Since October 2004, we’ve provided over $116 million in copayment assistance to more than 70,000 patients in need.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Patient Services Inc. (PSI)

PSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. For nearly two decades, PSI has helped people who live with certain chronic illnesses or conditions locate suitable health insurance coverage and access ways to satisfy expensive co-payments. PSI provides assistance with the cost of health insurance premiums associated with COBRAs, State High Risk Pools, Open enrollment, Guaranteed Issue policies, HIPAA conversion policies; and prescriptions co-payments associated with private insurance as well as with Medicare Parts B and D.

Federal Poverty Guidelines (2013 Table)

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Roadrunner Foodbank

Roadrunner Food Bank distributes the food through a statewide network of over 600 emergency food pantries, group homes, low-income day care centers, shelters, soup kitchens, and six smaller, regional food banks. In turn, these organizations provide emergency food boxes, group meals, and direct distribution to approximately 240,000 low-income people each year. Individuals needing food go to the partner agency for food, not the food bank.

Toll Free: 866-327-0267

Meals on Wheels

To be eligible for the program, person must reside in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, or Corrales. No health or income requirements, but they do ask that you receive at least 2 meals per week to maintain service. Costs and other details in website.




American Cancer Society

“Road to Recovery”
One week notice required. One week arranged at a time. Ambulatory patients only. Cancer related appointments only.

10501 Montgomery NE, Ste. 300
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Angel Flight, West

Provides free air transportation for patients to and from scheduled medical treatment. Patients are required to be ambulatory (able to walk and get in and out of the aircraft with little to no assistance) and be medically stable. Because the flights are free of charge, financial need is verified. Other reasons for flying with Angel Flight include living in a rural area isolated from any international airports or a patient being immuno-compromised due to treatment that they are undergoing. Angel Flights resources limit them to go no more than a 1000 nautical miles.


Anita Salas Fund- Breast & Cervical Cancer (PDF)

Gas reimbursement or other related services for cancer treatment such as childcare, medications and lodging for women in rural areas who require travel for treatment.

Please call our case manager at 505-841-5896.

Catholic Charities

Kathy Aragon, Director
Free transportation service for ambulatory patients over 60 years of age only.
Call for appointment and qualification interview.
One-week advance notice required. One ride per week allowed.


Grace Flight of America

The mission of Grace Flight of America is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. It is our goal to remove the transportation burden from patients so they can get to specialized medical treatment not available to them locally and focus on getting well. Many of our patients do not have access to conventional transportation or are too ill to drive or fly commercially. Grace Flight is here to help! Completely free of charge! Grace Flight of America relies completely on volunteer pilots and donations from individuals, foundations, clubs and corporations.


Multiple Myeloma Transportation Assistance

“Door to Door program for patients with Multiple Myeloma”
CancerCare's program provides individual grants of up to $600 annually to multiple myeloma patients for covering transportation costs such as gasoline, parking and tolls, and taxi, bus or train fare to and from their medical care.

Press release:
Download application:

Safe-Ride Services

Medicaid only.


There are many organizations that can assist cancer patients with free transportation, and many may refer you to another when they cannot help.



Lodging and Other Services

Casa Esperanza

Provides housing and emotional support for patients and their families who reside temporarily in Albuquerque while the patient receives treatment.


Cleaning Service

FREE Housecleaning!

1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have the doctor fax a note confirming her treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. (This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.)

National Association of Hospitality Houses, Inc.

The mission of the NAHHH is to support homes that help and heal to be more effective in their service to their patients and families.


New Mexico Human Services Department

Provides a broad variety of forms of assistance for Low-Income New Mexicans.

United South Broadway Corporation

Mortgage Services:
USBC's mortgage services program is dedicated to eliminating barriers to credit, capital, and homeownership for low-income New Mexicans historically excluded from the state's economic mainstream because of poverty, race, or ethnicity. We serve low-income New Mexicans whose rights have been violated under state and federal laws regulating financial institutions and lending practices, and for whom poverty is a barrier to adequate housing and access to fair credit.

HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies

Click on State Info, then New Mexico

Consumer Debt Workshops

Schedule of dates for workshops in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Also, Estate Planning and Probate workshops.

Credit Card Debt – what happens to credit card debt after death?

Converting Life Insurance Into Income

Department of Justice Article on Bancruptcy

Harvard Study, Medical Bills lead to Bancruptcy

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (PDF)

This downloadable file is the actual Act, protecting citizens against unfair debt collection practices.

US Bankruptcy Court, District of New Mexico

Bancruptcy basics, as well as current notices

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program/PNM Good Neighbor Fund

If you are having trouble paying your heating bill, LIHEAP may be able to help. The PNM Good Neighbor Fund offers a one-time-a-year grant to help eligible participants cover part or all of an unpaid PNM Bill.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
PNM Good Neighbor Fund

Last updated: 18 February 2013
First published: 17 November 2010

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