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Financial Assistance Guidelines



The goal of this program is to financially assist patients and their families who reside in Interior Alaska, in dealing with financial challenges faced when undergoing cancer treatment. Assistance may include (but is not limited to) travel expenses to treatment locations, local transportation, housing/utilities, non-covered prescriptions, childcare, groceries, and gas. 


Application Process

A financial assistance application must be completed and submitted to IACA. Applications can be obtained by downloading it below or through your health care provider. The application must clearly state the type and amount of financial assistance requested. The IACA will review each application and a decision will be made as soon as possible. You can submit your application by emailing it to You can also contact us through that email and then hand deliver it to our Patient Coordinator.



To qualify, the applicant must submit a completed application and meet all the following criteria:


  1. The applicant must be a resident of Interior Alaska, as defined by the IACA Board of Directors, and must reside in Interior Alaska for greater than 6 months out of the year.

  2. The applicant must not have the same or comparable financial assistance (or in-kind services) available to him/her though any other federal or state agency or any medical insurance, or other program.

  3. The applicant must secure a signed statement from their physician verifying they are currently being treated for cancer, and attach it to the application. For our purposes the IACA defines a physician as an MD or a DO licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alaska.



Successful applicants will not receive cash payments. Bills and other requests are paid directly to the vendor by IACA.



The IACA reserves the right to place limits on financial assistance so that others may fully benefit from the program.

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