Financial Assistance Programs

CFA of Erie County Financial Assistance

The goal of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Erie County is to help alleviate financial burdens, stress, and anxiety associated with the daily challenges of CF by providing financial support through the Direct Dollar Disbursement ("DDD") Program. Our Financial Assistance provides so much more than other foundations. Visit Website >

Claire's Place Foundation

Extended Hospital Stay Grant

If you or your family has a hospital stay of at least 14 consecutive days or have experienced within the last calendar year, you can apply for financial assistance to help with mortgage, rent, utilities or any other basic necessities by asking your hospital worker to complete a referral on your behalf. Visit Website >

Cystic Fibrosis Family Connect ("CFFP")

References to help patients and their families find financial resources to help with the costs associated with CF. Visit Website >

Cystic Fibrosis HealthWell Foundation

HealthWell’s Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Fund is designed to assist eligible people living with cystic fibrosis with cost-shares associated with CF-specific treatments. In addition, HealthWell is also able to consider assisting with the full cost of hypertonic saline solution, nebulizers paired with treatments, and certain handsets. HealthWell is committed to supporting the CF community and the established guidelines around our covered product list are meant to focus on the areas of greatest need for the majority of people living with CF. Visit Website >

CF Patient Assistance Foundation

The CF Patient Assist Program provides financial assistance to CF patients who need FDA approved medications. They assist with providing paired drug delivery devices for the nebulized treatment of CF-related pulmonary disease. Likewise, they help get FDA approved medication for the treatment of pancreatic insufficiencies related to CF. Visit Website >

Muriel's Breath of Life

Pays for health care services and other expenses for CF patients that receive care through Pittsburgh hospitals. Visit Website >


NeedyMeds maintains a website of free information on programs to help people who cannot afford medications and healthcare costs. They also provide a free drug discount card that offers a discount of up to 80 percent at more than 63,000 pharmacies nationwide. Visit Website >

PA Department of Human Services 

The PA Department of Human Services provides help for active medical assistance recipients who are eligible for medical insurance through employment. Visit Website >

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Patient Assistance Programs

These programs, which differ between manufacturers, help individuals without insurance coverage in obtaining their medications. Visit Website >