Pediatric Assistance Fund

More than 400 Children Strong!

The HealthWell Pediatric Assistance Fund® is specifically designed to provide financial assistance to eligible families so their children can start or continue critical, often life-saving medical treatments, they desperately need. This unique fund assists children 18 years old or younger living with chronic or life-altering conditions that their families are struggling to treat due to cost.

Meet 5-Year-Old Karis Living with Type-1 Diabetes

“There are no vacations from being a parent and there are no vacations from being a parent of a T1D child. During that week there were no thoughts in my mind about how much the test would cost or how much it will cost to stay in the hospital. I wasn’t wondering if the hospital was in-network or not (thankfully they are!). Those types of questions just don’t come up when your child’s health is in question. I would never want money to factor into my daughter’s health care. I’d sell my house and everything I own if I had to.”
     Alicia (Karis’ mom) Read more

Our Impact:

  • Helped more than 400 children start or continue critical treatments covering more than 90 disease areas and conditions since launching in August, 2013
  • Awarded over $850,000 in grants to help families meet their cost-sharing obligations with average grants of $2,500
  • Covered family cost-shares for surgical procedures, medical devices & counseling services, in additional to prescription drug copays

How to Apply

Families must meet HealthWell’s standard income and insurance eligibility criteria to qualify for a grant. Before applying, please visit our Diseases and Medications page to see if we currently have a fund that covers the condition; if so, applicants should apply directly to that fund. Read more 


Reimbursements for eligible requests are made to providers and facilities only.
HealthWell cannot reimburse parents/guardians or patients through this fund. 

How You Can Help:

The HealthWell Pediatric Assistance Fund is funded by generous individuals, many of whom have been touched by the work we do. Your financial support is CRITICAL in helping us assist more children in need. Your tax-deductible gift will enable a child to access the lifesaving treatment they desperately need. Please consider giving today.

For more information about HealthWell's programs, email us at or call (240) 632-5300.
Meet some of the individuals we've helped—watch our HealthWell videos.