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Chinese Resources
AHJ Health Insurance Glossary in Traditional Chinese

Action for Health Justice developed a Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary providing an easily understandable, low-literacy, translated glossary of frequently used health insurance–related terms.

Chinese Resources

American Cancer Society provides cancer information with Chinese and English translations.

Chinese Resources

Asian-American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training provides cancer education, clinical trials reading material and videos in multiple languages.

Chinese Resources

Chinese Community Health Resource Center provides health education reading materials in Chinese.

Chinese Resources
Common Medical and Cancer Vocabulary
Bilingual English-Chinese Common Medical and Cancer Vocabulary Resource
Chinese Resources

Herald Cancer Association, based in New York, provides educational resources and support information in Chinese.

Domestic Violence

Apna Ghar provides legal, social, protective and supportive services to survivors of gender violence.

Domestic Violence

Multilingual website and helpline (24/7 multilingual number: 800-339-3940) for domestic violence and sexual assault in API communities.

Financial Resources

Helping people with cancer afford co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs.

Financial Resources

Health Well Foundation provides financial assistance with prescription copays, health insurance premiums, deductibles and coinsurance, pediatric treatment costs and travel costs.

Financial Resources

NeedyMeds maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can't afford medications and healthcare costs.

Financial Resources
To help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatment they need by paying for their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.
Financial Resources

Patient Advocate Foundation provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses.

Financial Resources

The Samfund provides support for young adult cancer survivors in the United States as they recover from the financial impact of cancer treatment.

General Resource
ACS Wig Bank

The American Cancer Society’s wig bank program offers free wigs to cancer patients.

General Resource
Breast Prosthesis - Chicago

List of Chicago locations offering breast prosthesis programs.

General Resource

Cancer Care provides comprehensive services, including counseling and support groups (over the phone, online and in person), educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.

General Resource
Cook County Hospital CareLink
Cook County Hospital Carelink information for financial assistance for those who are uninsured or under-insured to receive care at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital.
General Resource

Culinary Care partners with local restaurants to bring free meals to cancer patients and their families.

General Resource

The Ellie Fund provides essential support services to breast cancer patients such as transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping, nutritional and grocery assistance, childcare reimbursement, meal prep and therapy services.

General Resource
Gilda's Club Chicago offers free programs for men, women, children and their families and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer.
General Resource

Health for All will help you learn more about clinical trials and answers questions that you might have.

General Resource
Imerman Angels provides free, personalized one-on-one cancer support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
General Resource

Livestrong has put together tools and resources to help ease the challenges of cancer diagnosis.

General Resource

Recovery on Water (ROW) is a rowing team that gives survivors of breast cancer the unique opportunity to interact, become active in their recovery and gain support from fellow survivors.

Mental Health

List of Chinese Mental Health Providers in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Mental Health

Peer-to-peer, community-within-community support networks built by and for those whose lives are affected by mental illness and suicide.

Tools
ChicagoCHEC partner organizations and their networks provide services to help advance cancer health equity and promote community well-being.
Tools
National Women's Law Center
The National Women’s Law Center has put together a toolkit to learn more about the healthcare laws and coverage for preventive services.
Transportation Services
Pace Dial-a-Ride

American Cancer Society Resource Center (888-227-6333) provides transportation aid. Patients have up to $400 per calendar year, volunteer-based and requires four days' advance notice. CTA passes require a 10-business-day processing time.

Transportation Services

ADA Paratransit is provided for individuals whose disability or health condition may prevent them from using the CTA and/or Pace fixed-route services for some or all of their travel (312-663-4357).

Transportation Services
Infinity Transportation

Infinity Transportation provides transportation services that accepts ACS vouchers, requiring 24 hours' advanced notice. Contact Steve Denson at 708-612-4900. Hours are Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; cost is $25-$50 round-trip.

Transportation Services

Dial-a-ride provide service to senior citizens or people with have a disabilities.

Transportation Services

Through the American Cancer Society, Road to Recovery offers free rides to treatment, a live 24/7 helpline (800-227-2345) and free lodging near hospitals for people dealing with every type of cancer.

Transportation Services
SCR Transportation

SCR (773-768-7000) provides medical transportation that accepts ACS vouchers; they require 24 hours' advanced notice.

Transportation Services
Yellow Cab

This taxicab company (312-829-4222) accepts ACS vouchers.

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