Unitedhealthcare Children's Foundation to offer medical assistance grants to families
Last updated 2/8/2007 at Noon
MINNEAPOLIS— The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is now offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance.
Parents and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for health care services that will help improve their children’s health and quality of life. Examples of the types of medical services covered by UHCCF grants include: speech therapy; physical therapy and psychotherapy sessions; medical equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, hearing aids and eyeglasses; and orthodontia and dental treatments.
To be eligible for UHCCF grants, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and be covered by a commercial health insurance plan.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is a public charity that operates independently from UnitedHealthcare with its own board of directors. While UHCCF continues to be supported principally by UnitedHealth Group and its employees, it also looks for individual and corporate donations to help provide assistance. Donors can designate funds to be used in the region where they reside; otherwise unspecified donations are divided equally among the regions.
For more information, visit http://www.uhccf.org or call 1-800-328-5979, ext. 24459.