Grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses not
covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan
- Families can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org
Foundation has awarded over 10,000 child medical grants to
families across the country
MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant
applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay
for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not
covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime
maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and
equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling
services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses
and hearing aids.
To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger.
Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and
have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for
medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of
application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Families do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org,
and there is no application deadline.
“When our daughter Penelope was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of
speech at the age of 3 we were discouraged to find out how expensive
speech therapy cost, so imagine our relief when we were approved for a
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant that enabled us to get all
the help she needed,” said parents Caroline and Robert Belliveau of
Revere, Mass. “Penelope has shown immense progress since then, and now
at the age of 5 is able to hold complete conversations with her peers.
We are eternally grateful for the opportunities this grant has provided
Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 10,000 grants valued at more than $29
million to children and their families across the United States for
treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina
bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic
fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
“Many families across the United States are facing a variety of
financial challenges, including child-related medical costs. The
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation medical grants will help families
access and pay for care that will improve their child’s health,” said
UHCCF President Matt Peterson. “We recently awarded our 10,000th
child medical grant and are seeking to help thousands of more families.
We encourage everyone to spread the word to friends, family members and
colleagues that child medical grants are available from the
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.”
For more information about UHCCF, visit www.UHCCF.org.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access
to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be
eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over
10,000 grants valued at more than $29 million to children and their
families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by
contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more,
please visit www.UHCCF.org.
Will Holman, 952-979-5862