Patient Assistance Program

A service of the Coalition for Hemophilia B

Started 15 years ago, BCares — the Coalition for Hemophilia B’s emergency assistance fund — provides urgent help to individuals or families affected by hemophilia B when faced with specific critical needs. These crisis situations may include housing, transportation, and utility bills. BCares cannot cover any medical expenses including medical bills, dental bills, insurance premiums, co-payments, deductibles, and medications including clotting factor. With the help of financial sponsors, last year we were able to distribute nearly $70,000 in emergency assistance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for assistance must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Individuals must have a diagnosis of hemophilia B and/or be immediate family members in the same home.

  • The person with the diagnosis must be under the care of an appropriate medical care provider.

  • Applicants must be able to explain a hardship they are currently experiencing or recently experienced.

  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of total family income and budget and provide copies of each bill they are requesting assistance for.

Submitting Your Application

Individuals seeking assistance must complete and submit our two-page BCares Patient Assistance Application. Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee, which will decide on assistance based on the urgency of the need and currently available funds. All information will be held in strictest confidence. There is no guarantee that any particular request will receive funding.


You can download and print the instructions and two-page application form or complete the PDF form electronically in Chrome browser and return by email (with supporting documentation as email attachments). Completed forms should be addressed to: Kim Phelan, The Coalition for Hemophilia B, 757 Third Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017, or emailed to: kimp@hemob.org.

For more information on how to apply for BCares assistance, or to learn how you can become a sponsor to help financially support this vital program for the hemophilia B community, email us at contact@hemob.org or call 212-520-8272.


Additional Resources

Financial resources from outside sources are also available. This listing from the Hemophilia Federation of America includes non-medical and medical funding sources. Because program policies may change, where phone numbers or websites are listed, please contact the providers directly for the most updated information.

List of Additional Financial Assistance Resources (pdf)