Step 1- Applicant or physician’s office contacts the organization via email or phone (may also apply via website directly)
Step 2- Applicant completes the online application and submits required documents
Step 3- Applicant is screened based on income eligibility and demonstrated need for financial assistance by our Recipient Services Coordinator within 2 weeks of application/documentation submission.
- Applicant must be diagnosed with breast cancer as documented by physician’s records
- Applicant must meet income guidelines (200% or less of Federal Poverty Levels based on family size). Current guidelines can be found here
- Applicant must agree to and adhere to program policies
- Applicant must reside in Martin, St. Lucie, or Indian River counties
Step 4- Applicant receives a letter informing them they have been approved or denied for financial assistance to pay medical bills. Applicant must give this letter to their medical providers to inform them that FIP will be paying their medical bills.
Step 5- FIP Recipient Services Coordinator negotiates bills with providers
Step 5- Medical bill is paid
Step 6- Client is referred to other community agencies if there are needs outside the scope of services provided by FIP.
While this is our official process for paying the medical bills of patients, FIP is more than that. We will call to check on your condition, ensure your basic needs can be met, make other community referrals, and support you in your journey to remission.