Important: Hotline Hours of Operation – October 4 – 11, 2022

Please note that the HealthWell Foundation’s hotline will operate on the following schedule October 4 – 11, 2022.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022: Delayed opening. Hotline will open at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 2022: Hotline will be closed and will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Monday, October 10, 2022: Hotline will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022: Delayed opening. Hotline will open at 1:30 p.m.

We encourage you to continue to use our Patient, Pharmacy and Provider Portals during this time.  Please note: if you are contacting us about a payment or grant, please email us at grants@healthwellfoundation.org and a representative will respond to your message as quickly as possible when our offices re-open.  Thank you for your patience and we look forward to continuing to serve you.

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