It is both the philosophy and practice of Genetic Support Foundation that genetic services, including genetic counseling, should be available to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Charity care is available in the form of financial assistance.
Eligibility for financial assistance shall be based on financial need at the time of the application, and is granted on a sliding scale based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For 2020:
|Income and assets as a percentage of Federal Poverty Guideline||Percent of discount||Balance billed to guarantor||Paid at visit||Paid after visit|
|Over 0 up to and including 100%||100%||0%||$0||$0|
|Over 100 up to and including 200%||75%||25%||$50||$63|
|Over 200 up to and including 300%||50%||50%||$100||$125|
|Over 300 up to and including 400%||25%||75%||$150||$188|
Supporting income documentation is required with this application to be eligible for this program. Supporting documentation must be in the form of an IRS Form 1040. If an IRS Form 1040 is not available, submit a brief letter explaining your income source and why an IRS Form 1040 is not available. Additional documentation such as W-2 statements, copies of recent paychecks, and/or bank statements showing activity may be included as well.
Upon completion of the financial assistance application, the applicant will be notified of a decision in writing within 10 business days. Click here for a copy of the financial assistance application.
If you have more questions, or need to speak to a representative, please contact us at 844-743-6384.