AM I ELIGIBLE?

Whether you’re insured or not, navigating the healthcare system can be challenging and confusing.


If you have been diagnosed with or are at high risk for developing breast cancer, meet our financial eligibility guidelines (please see chart below), and receive treatment in Missouri, Gateway to Hope may be able to help with:

  • Payment of insurance premiums during breast cancer treatment (Insurance Premium Program)
  • Financial assistance with basic living expenses during breast cancer treatment (Thelma’s Gift Fund)
  • Assistance with compression garments as a result of lymphedema (Thelma’s Gift Fund)

Insurance Premium Program (IPP):

The IPP is a privately funded program that pays for health insurance premiums during active breast cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) and reconstruction.  For the purposes of Gateway to Hope, active treatment does not include long-term hormone therapies.

Covered health plans include Private Insurance, Employer Insurance, Marketplace, COBRA and Medicare coverage.

Please complete the following application and return with supporting documentation as outlined in the application checklist.

Insurance Premium Program Application

Thelma’s Gift Fund (TGF):  * Please note that if you are applying for IPP, you do not have to complete another application for TGF.  You will automatically be considered for TGF.

TGF provides financial assistance for basic living expenses during active breast cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation), including: rent/ mortgage, auto payments, auto insurance, auto repair, child care, telephone, utilities – electric, gas, sewer, water, waste management.

Individuals residing in the southwest region of Missouri (click here for map) covered by the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) will be directed to BCFO for assistance with basic living expenses.  Please visit http://www.bcfo.org/ for more information.

Please complete the following application and return with supporting documentation as outlined in the application checklist.

Thelma’s Gift Fund Application

Lymphedema

Please complete the following application and return with supporting documentation as outlined in the application checklist.

Lymphedema Application

MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION and all required documents to:

Gateway to Hope
425 N. New Ballas Rd, Suite 220
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Fax: 314-432-3303
Email: info@gthstl.org

Contact us at 314-569-1113 with any questions about assistance and eligibility.