Grants available to cover medical expenses for children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is actively seeking grant applications from New Hampshire families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child with a $10,000 lifetime maximum per child, to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has already awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35 million to children and their families across the United States, and aims to award its 20,000th grant by Jan. 1, 2020.

In New Hampshire, UHCCF has awarded a total of 27 grants worth more than $90,000. The foundation is hoping to spread the word about its medical grant program so more families will apply and receive grants this year.

To learn more — and to apply — parents or legal guardians should visit www.uhccf.org.