Oncology Medication Assistance Program

Patients with cancer face many challenges: physical, emotional and financial. The Yale New Haven Health Oncology Medication Assistance Program (MAP) was launched in 2010 to help patients with high out-of-pocket costs to afford their chemotherapy and cancer care medications.

MAP coordinators collaborate across the Yale New Haven Health System to enroll patients in manufacturer and foundation funded medication assistance programs. This allows our patients to focus on their physical and mental health, rather than the burden of their medical expenses. This program directly supports Yale New Haven Health System’s Vision of “enhancing the lives of those we serve by providing access to integrated, high-value, patient-centered care in collaboration with others who share our values.”

Medication Assistance Program FAQ

Contact the Medication Assistance Program Coordinator in your area for the most up-to-date program requirements and availability.

Injectables and Infusions:

  • Greenwich Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital (all campuses):

    Jacqueline Caban: jacqueline.caban@ynhh.org or 203-688-5258
    Khem Srey: khemmaroth.srey@ynhh.org or 203-200-3980

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers: Derby, Greenwich, Hartford, Orange, Torrington and Waterbury:

    Amanda Cecala: amanda.cecala@ynhh.org or 203-680-1727

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers: Fairfield, Guilford, North Haven, Old Saybrook, Trumbull and Waterford:

    Paul Villarreal: paul.villarreal@ynhh.org or 203-688-2472

Orals and Topicals:

Enrollment duration is typically12 months from the date of approval or through the end of the current calendar year.
Some programs require enrollment prior to the start of treatment, while others have a look-back period up to 180 days.
Income requirements vary per program. Some are based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) while others have no income limit.
Many programs only require U.S. residency to qualify.
Hundreds of medications are covered through medication assistance programs. Availability and eligibility requirements can change at the discretion of the manufacturer or foundation.

Uninsured or under-insured patients who cannot afford their medication. Eligibility criteria varies per program.