In 2007, the state of Washington passed a law mandating that colon cancer screening be covered by all insurers for people 50 and older and those who are at high risk. This is an important step in eliminating the financial barrier that might prevent people from seeking a lifesaving procedure.


Overall Assistance

Gilda's Club - Seattle 

Financial Assistance


Affordable Care Act - Health Insurance For those With Preexisting Conditions

Washington Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program Cancer Prevention and Control Unit P.O. Box 47855 111 Israel Road SE Tumwater, WA 98504-7855 1-888-438-2247

Seattle and King County Low cost Health Care

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Ronald McDonald Services of Western Washington

Cancer Lifeline - Support, Research, Education, Advocacy

Washington Basic Health

Washington Colon Cancer Stars Support, Treatment, Education, Financial Assistance

Seattle Foundation - Cancer Lifeline

Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Cancer Institute - Seattle

Northwest Sarcoma Foundation's Financial Assistance Program

Washington 211  Resource Page With Thousands of Resources in Washington

Bellevue Lifespring - One time assistance with medications and medical supplies for residents of Bellevue

Benton Franklin Community Action Committee  - Assistance With Prescriptions

Cancer Patient Care Organization - Spokane  Provides up to $300 for Prescriptions

Choice Regional Health Network - Screens individuals for prescription assistance

Clark County Veterans Assistance Program - assistance with living costs, medical costs, etc.

Coastal Community Action Program - Gray's Harbor - United Way Emergency Fund to help with living and medical costs

DSHS Medical Coverage Programs  Coordinates low income coverage for residents

Emergency Outreach Program, Lacy, Washington  Limited Assistance with Prescriptions  360-923-0929

Enumclaw Helping Hands, Enumclaw, Washington  Provides assistance for gas, prescriptions 360-825-6188

First Baptist Church, Shelton, Washington  Provides Prescription Vouchers

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, Vancouver, WA.  Provides Emergency Prescriptions

Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, Langley, WA - Help paying for medical expenses

GM Lauridsan Charity Trust Fund - Assistance for widows in Clallam County, expenses, medical expenses, funding not available immediately (360) 452-8282

Harris Medical Center, Bremerton, Washington  Patient Assistance Program so patients in need won't be turned away.

Emergency Social Services, Walla Walla, WA  Foodbank, clothing, rental assistance, living assistance, prescription assistance

Charity Care Program, Townsend, WA  Financial assistance so no person is denied health care.  Income verification required

King's County Veterans Assistance Program-assistance with living costs, medical costs, etc.

MANNA - Port Angeles, Washington  Assistance for utilities, some prescriptions 360) 457-3954

Multi Service Center, Kent Washington - Provides Utility, Prescription, Gas Voucher Asst.

Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, Bremerton, Washington  Interest free grants and/or loans for medical care, funerals, food, rent, etc.  

New Hope Resource Center, Colbert, Washington  Assistance with prescriptions

North Kitsap Fishline, Poulsbo, WA  Limited emergency assistance for medical, utility, transportation, ferry tickets to medical appointments 

North Mason County Resource, Belfair, WA   Prescription Assistance for the Uninsured

North Whidbey Help House, Salvation Army Prescription Assistance, Oak Harbor, WA  360-675-0681

Northeast Community Center, Spokane, Washington Prescription Assistance

Northwest Lions Foundation, Lions Patient Care Grants, Seattle, WA Special Equipment and Medical Procedure Assistance

Olympic Community Action Programs (Statewide)  Living Assistance

Peninsula FISH  - Long Beach, WA  Prescription Assistance  (360) 642-4987 Ext: 1

Plateau Outreach Ministries, Enumclaw, Washington Provides utilities, prescription and school supply assistance

Port Townsend Police Department - Salvation Army Prescription Assistance

Project Hope, Lynden, WA  Food, Utilities, Transportation

Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, Washington  Financial assistance for individuals meeting income guidelines for most medical expenses

Queen Anne Helpline, Seattle, Washington  Prescription Assistance

Retsil Veterans Home, Retsil, Washington, Cash Assistance for Living Expenses, Medical Care

St. Joseph's Hospital, Bellingham, Washington  Necessary health care, low cost-no cost for persons with no other financial resources

St. Leo's Parish, Tacoma, Washington  Prescription Assistance 

St. Martin of Tours, Fife, WA Rent, Utility and limited prescription Assistance (253) 970-9037

St. Vincent de Paul, Olympia, WA  Prescription Assistance

Salvation Army, Everett, WA.  Vouchers for free medical appointments at Providence Health Care, Prescription Vouchers, 

Salvation Army is located throughout Washington and provides healthcare assistance

Scottish Rite Foundation, Spokane, Washington  Provides Medical Assistance and loans medical equipment 

Skagit County Community Action Committee, Concrete, Mount Vernon, WA  Provides medical assistance in certain critical needs situations.  Provides medical assistance to veterans. 

Small Miracles - Coupeville Emergency Support Fund, Coupeville, WA  Financial Assistance for Medical Costs 360) 672-5651

Veterans - Snohomish County, Everett, WA.  Provides medical assistance and living assistance to vets and their families.

South Beach Christian Outreach - Assistance with paying emergency living expenses, prescriptions   (360) 268-1455

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wenatchee, WA  Food Vouchers, Assistance with Prescriptions (509) 662-4569

St. Vincent de Paul, Seaview, WA  Prescription Assistance (360) 642-8401

St Vincent de Paul, Richland, WA.  Basic needs and financial assistance, must call first.  (509) 946-1325

St. Vincent de Paul, Vancouver, WA  Living expenses, basic needs, prescriptions, other

St James Episcopal Church, Kent, Washington  Prescription Assistance for City Residents

Swedish Medical Center, North Hill,   Low Cost, No Cost Health Care to Low Income Folks

Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, Carnation, WA  Rent, Utilities, Food Prescriptions, Gasoline

Vaschon Youth and Family Services, Vashon, WA  Vouchers for Emergency Medical Prescriptions

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Port Orchard and Bremerton, WA  Financial cash grants for living and medical expenses

Washington State Department of Health, Breast, Cervical, Colon Screening Programs

Washington Women In Need   Bellevue, WA- Provides assistance for payment of twelve months of health care premiums for women in need.  

West Seattle Helpline, Seattle, WA  Financial assistance for utilities, heating fuel, bus tickets

Willapa Harbor Helping Hands, South Bend, WA.  



Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Premium Payment Program  (800) 562-3022  Medicaid recipients who have private, employer sponsored, COBRA, or Medicare Supplement insurance and are having difficulty paying the premiums may be able to receive assistance through this program




Treatment Facilities

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.  Family Assistance Fund

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Swedish Cancer Center

Women's Cancer Care of Seattle

Floyd and Dolores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason

Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research

Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund - Provides cash grants for food, rent, utilities, transportation, medical expenses, burial/cremation, repairs, clothing


Low Cost - No Cost Colonoscopies


Washington Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program
Cancer Prevention and Control Unit
111 Israel Road SE
PO Box P.O. Box 47855
Tumwater, WA 98504-7855
1 (888) 438-2247






Gilda's Club, Seattle

Kamp Kesem, Allyn Washington  Camp for Children Whose Parents Have Cancer

SCAA provides emotional, support and counseling services.

Shine  Hats, hairpieces and other support items

Anton's Hair Company, Bellevue, Washington

Beauty and Cancer Program (206) 598-3604
A volunteer-run program at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) 

24 Hour Phone Support

Cancer Lifeline Support Groups

Caregiving Support Teams To Assist With Care Needs

King County Crisis Clinic 

Hope Link  (425) 869-6000In partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Hopelink coordinates door-to-door transportation to and from medical appointments for low income residents on Medicaid assistance. Other types of assistance are available for families in crisis, such as housing, interpretation, energy assistance, food, emergency, and financial.

Operation Uplift  - Offers Support Services and Free Mammograms yearly

Team Survivor Northwest - Women's Support - Fitness for Survivors- Latina Outreach

Northwest Hope and Healing for Women With Gynecological Cancers


Housing and Allocations During Treatment - Seattle


This facility of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a 70-unit apartment building located less than one-half mile from SCCA. The apartments have been specifically furnished and designed for the comfort of patients and families.
The local Ronald McDonald House offers space for 80 pediatric patients and their family members. It serves patients who are being treated currently at both Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and who live at least 45 miles away.
This facility offers spacious, quiet rooms near University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), with a free shuttle to UWMC. The Collegiana has free Internet access, free laundry and a full kitchen in the common area.
SCCA House serves SCCA patients seeking temporary lodging during treatment. This is a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility that provides a healing environment for those needing a place for a few nights, weeks or even months. There are 80 suites with three different room sizes.
SCAA Airport Transportation  (206) 288-1075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Genetic Testing

Virginia Mason Genetic Counseling

State of Washington Genetic Testing Clinics

Yakima Memorial Hospital

University of Washington Genetics Division

Summit Therapy and Health Services, Pullman, Washington

Central Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, WA

Evergreen Health, Kirkland, WA 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Genetic Division

Northwest Cancer Specialists, Vancouver, Washington

DNA Diagnostics Center, Vancouver, Washington

Northwest Perinatal Center, Portland, Oregon


Healthcare And Other Services For The Underserved


ea Mar Community Health Centers - Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community based organization committed to providing comprehensive health and human services to the community, specializing in service to Hispanics.
Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers - Promotes access to primary health care for low income and underserved populations in Washington State.

Living Subsistence And Assistance

Auburn Food Bank