The HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments for frontline health care workers who have been impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis. The goal is to address the effects of COVID-10-related psychological trauma, stress, and burnout.
Through the COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Workers Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will provide up to $2,000 per person in financial assistance for a 12-month grant period to eligible health care workers who have annual household incomes up to 500% of the federal poverty level. Grant recipients can use the funding to cover out-of-pocket costs of treatment-related copayments for prescription drugs, counseling services, psychotherapy, and transportation to appointments.
More information about eligibility for the COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Workers Behavioral Health Fund page https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/fund/covid-19-front-line-healthcare-worker-behavioral-health/ (accessed February 15, 2021).
The HealthWell Foundation was founded in 2003. It provides grant support to underinsured individuals diagnosed with one of more than 80 disease focus areas. Since its founding, the organization has provided over $2.1 billion in grant support to more than 615,000 people.
This was reported by the HealthWell Foundation on February 10, 2021.
Contact information: HealthWell Foundation, 20440 Century Blvd, Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874; Website: https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/contact/