The James E. Cary Cancer Center is a service of Hannibal Regional Hospital and the Hannibal Clinic. Both Hannibal Clinic and Hannibal Regional Hospital participate in all major health plans. If you're not sure of coverage, please check with your employer or health plan. Your claims will be filed by your doctor's office and we will work with you to receive full benefit from your insurance. We will respond to requests from insurers for additional medical information as needed. Each insurer has specific requirements that must be met prior to consultation and treatment. Reauthorizations may be required throughout treatment. Additionally, if we are not covered under your health care plan, please let us know and we will work with your employer.
We know how frustrating it is at times like this to deal with insurance. We will assist you in any way possible to work through insurance situations. If you have questions about insurance, please call us and we will direct you to the right person!
Commercial insurance is defined as insurance that you purchase from a company—this may be purchased through your employer or you might pay for commercial insurance yourself.
Medicare is provided through the Social Security Administration and is generally available for individuals over the age of 65 or permanently disabled. If you qualify for disability through Social Security, you will not be immediately eligible for Medicare. To find out if you are eligible for disability, please speak with the JECCC Social Worker.
Medicaid is provided through the state in which you reside and is administered through the Department of Social Services. Medicaid is primarily based on financial need. If in doubt, you can apply at the local Division of Family Services offices. If approved, Medicaid is retroactive to the date of application. This means that the earlier Medicaid is filed, the better! Medicaid applications are available at Hannibal Clinic, Hannibal Regional Hospital and the James E. Cary Cancer Center.
There are many resources designed to help cancer patients throughout their cancer journey. Some of the most common resources include:
James E. Cary Cancer Center
The James E. Cary Cancer Center provides transportation assistance in the form of gas cards, nutritional supplement and coupons to area businesses upon request or need.
American Cancer Society
Toll-Free 1- 800-227-2345
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society –Gateway Chapter
Local: 314-878-0780 (St. Louis)
The LLS provides financial reimbursement for travel and related medical expenses for individuals with certain cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma) The LLS also provides co-pay assistance for individuals with blood related cancers.
Many organizations provide financial assistance for medications and transportation. For additional information, please check with the James E. Cary Cancer Center social worker, a community caseworker or reputable internet sources.