(Formerly the DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund.)
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH provides financial assistance for cancer-related screening and treatment services to individuals living in Northeast Connecticut who otherwise may not have the financial resources to obtain needed medical attention.
Through the generous contributions of local businesses, community members, and various events, more than $1.3 million has been raised for the Fund since its inception in 1989 - all of it staying local, exclusively to help residents of northeast Connecticut.
Assistance may be used to help pay for Day Kimball Healthcare cancer services including mammography, prostate cancer screening, diagnostic imaging and lab services, chemotherapy, surgical procedures and medications.
To be eligible for assistance through the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, a patient must:
Each eligible patient may receive assistance according to the guidelines below:
If the patient HAS health insurance, he or she may receive up to $500 in assistance per billed service, up to a maximum of $2,000 of total assistance per year.
If the patient does NOT have health insurance, he or she may receive assistance to cover each billed service in full, up to a maximum of $5,000 in total assistance per year.
All patients requesting assistance with payment of cancer-related services or routine screening examinations should contact a Day Kimball Public Benefits Specialist, who will determine eligibility based on the guidelines above. Please call (860) 928-6541, ext. 2219 for assistance. If patients are receiving treatment at our Cancer Center, our Nurse Navigator or Social Worker are also available to provide application assistance.
The Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH depends on the support and generosity of the businesses and people in the communities it serves. If you would like to support these life saving efforts, you may make a donation online now (be sure to select "Unrestricted - DKH Deary Memorial Cancer Fund" in the drop-down field). Or, you may mail a check to:
Day Kimball Healthcare
P.O. Box 632
Putnam, CT 06260
If you'd like to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities that benefit the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH, please see our annual events pages or contact the Development Department at (860) 928-7141.