Below are a few resources that may be available to you:
Limbs for Life Foundation – The mission of this organization is to benefit amputees by promoting advanced research and to provide comfortable and fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. 888-235-5462, 405-843-5174. www.limbsforlife.org.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services – These services are provided by each state and assist people with disabilities to secure jobs in the field of their choice and in some cases providing financial assistance for prosthetic and orthotic devices. Call to schedule an appointment with a counselor to find out what options are available. Phone numbers are listed in local area telephone directories under “Rehabilitation Services” or “Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
The Veteran’s Administration – For veteran’s only. Check local area telephone directories for listings in your area.
The Department of Human Services – State agency which provides assistance for disabled children. A local telephone number can be obtained through the local Department of Human Services office.
Barr Foundation – The mission of the Barr Foundation is to help purchase prosthetic limbs for amputees who cannot afford them. www.oandp.com/barr.
Challenged Athletes Foundation – The Challenged Athletes Foundation assists people with physical disabilities in pursuing active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. www.challengedathletes.org.
Crime Victims Fund – This organization is a major funding source of services for victims of a crime. www.ojp.usdoj.gov.
Local Non-Profit Agencies/Foundations – Contact your local United Way or Salvation Army for the names of local agencies that might be able to provide assistance.
Various Church Organizations and Civic Clubs – Many churches and civic clubs such as Kiwanis and Rotary are be able, through fundraising efforts, to provide assistance.
Diabetes Association – A telephone number can be found in local area telephone directories.
CareCredit – CareCredit is a GE Money company that offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans based on your needs and budget. For more information about CareCredit visit www.carecredit.com.
Banks/Financial Institutions – Equity loans or loans secured by collateral may be available.
Prosthetic Parity requires commercial health insurance carriers to provide coverage for prosthetic devices and components, including their repair and replacement. This essentially puts prosthetic care on par with other critical medical and surgical services. Howard Orthotics and Prosthetics, LLC supports our patients’ pursuit of obtaining Prosthetic Parity. We also support the Amputee Coalition of America in their efforts to achieve this goal at state and federal levels. Read more about Prosthetic Parity below or visit the Amputee Coalition of America website at www.amputee-coalition.org