UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation seeks grant applications

ATLANTA — Families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their children’s healthcare treatments could receive a grant from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.

The foundation is seeking grant applications, and qualifying families could receive up to $5,000 per grant to pay for medical services and equipment, according to a press release. Among the areas covered include physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelcharis, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Those areas are not covered or not fully covered by a commercial health insurance plan.

The requirements are families must meet economic guidelines, live in the U.S. and have a commercial health insurance plan.

There is no deadline to apply, and parents or legal guardians can visit www.uhccf.org to apply. The grants cover medical expenses incurred 60 days prior to the date of application, and ongoing and future medical needs. Organizations and private donors can make tax-deductible donations at the same web site. Donations are used for grants to help children and families in the region in which they are received.

“The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving a child’s health and quality of life by making it easier to access needed medical-related services. The grants enable families to focus on their children’s health instead of worrying about how they’ll pay their medical bills,” said Rick Elliott, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Georgia.