RESCU Foundation, Inc

Renaissance Entertainers Services and Crafters United

a 501(c)(3) corporation

Important Tips

Know your rights!
- Uninsured people are usually over charged.
- Always ask for a self-pay discount.
- If your bill looks suspicious, ask a RESCU advocate to take a look!

Uninsured
It is a common misconception that those without insurance should go to a county or community hospital in an emergency. On the contrary, the ones known as “good” hospitals are a better choice. Most have financial assistance programs for which people with an adjusted gross income of below $20,000 usually qualifies.

Insurance
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that any individual have at least catastrophic insurance coverage.

Free Clinics
For a state by state listing of free clinics across the country: www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf, www.uniteforsight.org/freeclinics.php, and www.freemedicalcamps.com/

Hospitals
Anyone can apply for financial assistance from hospitals. Be persistent, and do not let anyone stop you from trying.

Physicians Fee Schedule
Use the 5-digit billing code on your bills to se what Medicare pays the hospitals for services performed. This fee can be used to help negotiate down your bill: www.medicare.gov and www.cms.hhs.gov/center/physician.asp

Pharmacy Price Comparison
This site compares the vast pricing differences of national and Internet pharmacies. When possible... Go Generic! www.pharmacychecker.com

Prescription Assistance:
Apply for free or discounted prescriptions from drug manufacturers and other programs: www.needymeds.com or www.pparx.com

Teaching Facilities
If you know you are in need of dental or medical care in advance, try calling the local teaching hospitals for reduced rates. Dental schools usually charge patients at least 30% less!

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Medical Aid Request Form

If you need help from RESCU, print and fill out our Medical Aid Request Form.

Then mail it, along with copies of all pertinent medical bills to:

RESCU Foundation, Inc.
2206 N Main St. #223
Wheaton, IL 60187
Or fax to: 888-299-9513

 

*Send questions related to filling out or submitting the aid request form,.

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2206 N Main St. #223
Wheaton, IL 60187
Messages: 1-800-374-9215
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