TOUCHED BY LYME: Apply for financial assistance for Lyme treatment
Several organizations that offer treatment grants for Lyme disease have application deadlines approaching.
Lyme Treatment Foundation
The Lyme Treatment Foundation provides medical treatment grants to people of all ages in the United States, Canada. the UK and Germany, to fund diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease and the associated tick-borne illnesses.
The group provides grants up to $4,000 to those in need to help pay for blood tests and long-term treatment.
The next application deadline is October 15, 2021. Click here for details.
The LivLyme Foundation awards grants to help pay for Lyme treatment for young people under age 21. The deadline for the current round of applications is October 31, 2021.
The LymeLight Foundation provides grants to children and young adults through age 25.
Funds can be used to pay for medication, supplements, doctor visits, lab testing, alternative practitioners such as acupuncturists and chiropractors, as well as transportation to and from the out of area doctor or lab.
The lifetime maximum grant is $10,000 per individual or $30,000 per family. LymeLight provides an initial, smaller grant in order to partner with the grant recipient.
Application deadline for the next round of grants is December 10, 2021.
LymeAid4Kids was started by author Amy Tan, in conjunction with the Lyme Disease Association. It provides up to $1000 towards diagnosis and treatment of those under age 21.
The Lyme Test Access Program (LymeTAP) is a nationwide (USA only) patient assistance program. It provides assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need. There are no age restrictions.
Applications are now being accepted. Click here for details.
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s Director of Communications. She is co-author of When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.