How It Works Guided Support Through the Journey

Research shows that people with a support network have better outcomes. We start with the patient, and build a one-on-one relationship they can count on to listen, educate and support them as they seek preventative care, diagnostic care, and receive treatment.

Who We Assist

Check if You Are Eligible

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Qualify & Get Your Navigator.

All patients are paired with a one-on-one Patient Navigator who is a professionally trained staff member and will identify a plan.

Create the Plan to Meet Needs.

A series of conversations/meetings with your Navigator to build the support plan for you.

Get Financial/Emotional Support

Direct assistance – typically both financial and service based.

Continue the Conversation

Regular communication with your Navigator monitors progress and direction and keeps you moving forward.

We Provide Financial Assistance For:

Insurance Premiums & Medical Bills
Utility Bills
Transportation Costs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I qualify? If you are someone who is interested in taking care of your breast health, we’re here for you. From there, we start with an initial conversation to understand your needs. If you qualify for additional financial assistance from us, we’ll walk you through that process.
How is financial hardship defined? In order to be eligible for comprehensive assistance, you must have a household gross income of 450% or less of the federal poverty level. You must submit last year’s tax return to confirm eligibility.
What bills or expenses are eligible for assistance? Covered expenses include: health insurance premiums/medical bills, rent/mortgage, utilities (electric, gas, sewer, water, waste management), auto payment, auto insurance, auto repair, telephone and internet.
How long does the application process and distribution of funds take? Once an application is received, we strive to contact the applicant within one week. After the application is completed and eligibility has been established, it can take up to 5-7 business days for processing of payments. Please note Gateway to Hope is not an emergency fund and cannot provide immediate financial assistance.