Feb 02,2007 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
Oregon parents with children in need of medical services or equipment not fully covered by health insurance can apply for a grant up to $5,000 from UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation.
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.
“Receiving a grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation changed our lives,” said Karen Lucas, whose son Quinn required extensive therapy as a result of spina bifida, a congenital condition. “With the grant, we were able to take advantage of a special program that provides the right therapies and support needed for Quinn’s specific medical needs. That program has opened up a whole new world for him, and the grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has eased the financial burden on our family.”
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.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to enhance clinical conditions along with the quality of life of children who have health care needs not covered by commercial insurance. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000 for costs associated with medical services and equipment. Foundation funding is provided by contributions from employees of UnitedHealth Group as well as individuals and corporations. To donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.