Public Service Announcement for Peds Practices – UHCF Grants are available for pediatric clients – up to $5000

One of the heartaches for many pediatric practices is having to turn families away because of problems related to paying for services rendered. I have been working with several practices who have taped into this grant program funded by the United HealthCare Children’s Foundation, a 501C.  UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s commercial health insurance regardless of whether the family has UHC insurance.

Like all grants, there is an application process but my experience has been that it is user friendly, not too laborious and it works!

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is offering medical grants to families unable to afford child medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by commercial health insurance.

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 to receive medical grants.

Grants are available for medical costs incurred within 60 days of application and are good for one year following the month in which they are approved.

Families can use medical grants to cover the cost of deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and a variety of non-covered services and supports, including therapies, durable medical equipment, hospital stays, medication, mental health services, and most other standard/FDA approved services.

For more information and to help your families apply, visit: United Healthcare Children’s Foundation – UHCCF

On a personal note, I spend a good deal of time helping therapists who face all sorts of audits orchestrated by UHC so I acknowledge the irony here. Yet I have witnessed many practices successfully use this grant program as a option for families, and a way to offer services etc to families they normally might not be able to. 



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