UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is encouraging Texas families to apply for grants to help pay for their child’s medical care. Since 2013, UHCCF has awarded more than 700 grants to Texas families, and the foundation is seeking to help more children in need.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per annual grant 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.
Families frequently use UHCCF grants to help pay 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. Grants are also used 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, a child 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 are encouraged to apply today at www.UHCCF.org.