Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.
How To Connect With Other People In Pain
You can connect with other people in pain through a variety of means including the following:
AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION, www.theacpa.org tel.: 800.533 3231 or 916 632 0922. Offers a support system for people suffering chronic pain, and referrals to 600 chapters internationally.
CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS can connect you with other people experiencing pain due to cancer.
DISEASE SPECIFIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS can connect you with other people experiencing pain due to the same disease.
NATIONAL CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH ASSOCIATION, www.chronicpain.org , tel. 540 997 5004. Pain support groups.
YOUR DISEASE SPECIALIST. Your specialist may have another patient going through the same type pain you are or who has recently gone through it. Because of the confidentiality laws, the doctor will have to clear it with the other person before connecting the two of you.