FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Mandy Herbert, MBA, Director of Program Development
(Midlothian, VA – April 14, 2020) – Patient Services Inc. (PSI), the nation’s premier non-profit 503(c)(3) patient assistance program, has created an emergency assistance fund in response to COVID-19 to help patients navigate uncharted territory. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted individuals, families, and businesses, affecting finances and health. PSI is dedicated to financially assisting patients with chronic illnesses; and we understand that this population is at greater risk for COVID-19. To support PSI patients and their families affected by the virus, we have introduced the PSI Emergency Assistance Program, to assist active PSI patients in getting over the financial hurdle that may have been created due to the pandemic.
To be eligible for program support, you must be a current active PSI patient who meets income criteria and have either been diagnosed or had a family member diagnosed with COVID-19 or have suffered a job loss or reduction in workforce hours due to COVID-19. Assistance is limited to one patient per household. If approved for support, eligible patients may receive a one-time grant for $500.00. Funds can be used to pay for rent/mortgage, phone bills, utilities, groceries and emergency childcare.
“PSI is proud to announce this emergency assistance fund for active PSI patients who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Art Wood, PSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “In times of uncertainty, it is of the utmost importance to care for our patient community.”
For more information about PSI’s Emergency Assistance Program, visit the FAQ page of PSI’s website or call (800)-366-7741 to speak with a PSI representative.
PSI currently serves hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide and has over 30 years of experience assisting patients with rare diseases. Employees have various expertise in forms of healthcare and health insurance, as well as a passion for advocacy and patient assistance. PSI continues its objective to aid patients with chronic illnesses and provide the support they need.
About Patient Services, Inc. (PSI)
Since its inception in 1989, Patient Services, Incorporated has been the pioneer leading the charge to find solutions to the challenges that face the chronically ill in the United States. PSI provides financial support and guidance for qualified patients with specific, rare and chronic diseases. Through its assistance programs, patients and their families rediscover hope and health.