We’re Here to Support You
The Saint Agatha Foundation partners with local hospitals and agencies to provide financial support to breast cancer patients in Onondaga, Cortland, Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, and Jefferson Counties in Central New York. With support from Saint Agatha Foundation, uninsured and under-insured patients can focus on treatment, rather than their bills.
What Our Funding Covers
The Foundation partners with hospitals and healthcare providers to pay for a wide range of breast cancer treatment and recovery-related costs including:
Treatment, procedures, or testing
Medications not covered by insurance
Medical office visits & procedural co-payments
Wound care systems
Alternative treatments not covered by insurance
Transportation to and from treatment
Non-medical living expenses
We give grants directly to our partner hospitals and healthcare providers, so if you’re a patient, please contact one of our partner locations for more information on how they can assist with your medical bills.
The funds are intended primarily to assist the uninsured and the under-insured and should be accessed only when medical insurance coverage does not apply. If you are in the Central New York area and need financial assistance, see the list of partner hospitals and other healthcare providers that can help you, or call the Saint Agatha Foundation at (888) 878-7900.
Partner Hospitals &
The following organizations partner with the Saint Agatha Foundation and can assist you in receiving financial assistance for the care you need. The organization will determine each patient’s need.
Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) provides care for patients in Cayuga County and surrounding communities. The goal of ACH’s “We Care” program, which is funded by the Saint Agatha Foundation, is to reduce the financial stress for breast patients.
Auburn Community Hospital 17 Lansing Street Auburn, New York 13021
Through Saint Agatha Foundation support, Bassett Healthcare Network provides care to breast cancer patients with such costs as copays, physical therapy costs, post-surgical camisoles and bras, lymphedema sleeves and wigs.
Bassett Healthcare Network 1 Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326
Kerrie DeLiberis, LMSW
T:607.547.4963 or 607.376.0163
Financial Counselors: 607.547.3377
Chenango Health Network is a rural health network whose objectives are to increase access to health and wellness information and to health care services. Saint Agatha Foundation support to Chenango Health Network provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients, particularly the uninsured and underinsured.
Chenango Health Network 24 Conkey Avenue Norwich, NY 13815
607.337.4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cortland Memorial Foundation administers the “Hope Now” breast cancer program that provides financial assistance funded by the Saint Agatha Foundation. This program assists with expenses such as treatments, procedures or testing, medical office co-payments, lymphedema supplies, prostheses, and camisoles and bras. The Breast Cancer Care Program at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (GCMC) offers coordinated, compassionate care to proactively manage a patient’s diagnosis and treatment program. GCMC provides a comprehensive range of services that includes prevention/screening including digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy, surgical care, infusion therapy, and post-operative recovery including physical rehabilitation. The Confident Woman Boutique is a local source for post-mastectomy products and lymphedema supplies.
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center/Cortland Memorial Foundation 134 Homer Avenue Cortland, NY 13015
Carey Wilk, RN, Cancer Nurse Navigator
Breast cancer care at Crouse Hospital focuses on treatment of the whole person, including a multi-disciplinary team approach combined with patient-centered care. The Crouse team provides a comprehensive range of services that include chemotherapy for inpatients and outpatients, infusion therapy, and surgical care. Crouse also provides complementary therapies including Reiki, therapeutic massage, and pet therapy. The Breast Health Center at Crouse Hospital is the first Syracuse facility to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Crouse Hospital 736 Irving Avenue Syracuse, New York 13210
The Breast Care Center offers patients understandable, practical advice about being newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The Center provides educational programs on breast health throughout the year and individual consultations that include information for post-operative care and therapy. The Center also carries post-mastectomy products in the private setting of the Perfect Fit Boutique.
Mohawk Valley Health System 1676 Sunset Avenue Utica, New York 13502
Holly Burline, RN, Breast Care Coordinator CBPN-IC
Oneida Healthcare (OHC)’s financial support program, called “Laurie’s Legacy,” is funded by the Saint Agatha Foundation. Financial aid is available to anyone with a diagnosis of breast cancer who is struggling to make ends meet. The program provides funding for individuals who reside within OHC’s cachement area, not just individuals who are seen by OHC. The hospital provides mammography, stereotactic breast biopsies, and surgical oncology. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy services are also provided on-campus.
Oneida Healthcare 321 Genesee Street Oneida, NY 13421
Kate Trombley, Director, Oneida Health Foundation
With funding from the Saint Agatha Foundation, Oswego Hospital supports, educates, and guides patients and their family members through the complex journey of a breast cancer diagnosis. Caring, trained professional staff members will assess, develop, and implement individualized care plans that best fit the needs of each patient. In addition, Oswego Health facilitates two breast cancer support meetings every month.
Oswego Hospital 110 West Sixth Street Oswego, New York 13126
Rome Memorial Hospital provides quality healthcare with compassion. The hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center is proud to have been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Saint Agatha Foundation grant funding provides support for a financial assistance program for breast cancer patients who cannot afford the direct and indirect costs associated with their disease.
Rome Memorial Hospital 1500 North James Street Rome, NY 13440
The Circle of Hope Cancer program at Samaritan Medical Center Foundation provides funds toward improving the health and well-being of cancer patients throughout Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence
counties. Program funds provide direct financial assistance to patients who require cancer treatment and who need financial support while receiving medical care for their cancer diagnosis. The Saint Agatha Foundation partners with the Circle of Hope program to support breast cancer patients.
830 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601
Through St. Joseph’s Breast Cancer Pathway Program, nurses and social workers provide weekly sessions for women undergoing diagnostic or treatment services, addressing what to expect at each step, types of support needed after procedures, financial implications of treatment, and how patients may feel. Other services include support groups for minority women, breast cancer education, and telephone support for breast cancer patients. St. Joseph’s also offers L.E.A.P. from Stage Zero, a treatment plan to reduce, delay and prevent progression of lymphedema following treatment, the only program of its kind in Central New York.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center 301 Prospect Avenue Syracuse, New York 13203
Vincent Kuss, VP for Development, 315.703.2189
Upstate Cancer Center offers the most advanced outpatient treatment, clinical trials, and support services in one convenient location. Its multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program is designed not only to treat breast disease, but also to make the decision and treatment process more responsive to the patients’ anxieties, pressures, and preferences. Support services include: financial, nutrition, genetic and emotional counseling; integrative therapy; spiritual care; physical and rehabilitation therapy, as well as a support group and survivorship program. Upstate was the first multidisciplinary breast program in Central New York, and the first program in the region accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Upstate’s cancer program is further accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
Upstate Medical University: Upstate Cancer Center 750 East Adams Street Syracuse, NY 13210
Breast Care Nurse Navigator
The following organizations also provide support, education and other services to breast cancer patients, their families and caregivers in the Central New York area.
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. The Syracuse area camp is held through Syracuse University.
Camp Kesem National 10586 West Pico Boulevard #196, Los Angeles, CA 90064
CancerConnects provides free programs and services to facilitate the cancer journey for adult patients throughout Central New York. We empower cancer patients and survivors via connections to community resources, support and guidance. Saint Agatha Foundation funding provides medical and non-medical financial assistance to those battling breast cancer.
Cancer Connects 5008 Brittonfield Parkway Suite 800 East Syracuse, NY 13057
Emily Doucet, Program Manager
Francis House provides a home and a supportive extended family to people with terminal illnesses with a prognosis of six months or less to live. Saint Agatha Foundation funding provides support for those with breast cancer.
Francis House 108 Michaels Avenue Syracuse, NY 13208
T: (315) 475-5422
The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to those impacted by cancer, and those in need of healing, through music outreach, education and advocacy. In partnership with the Saint Agatha Foundation, they offer FREE one-on-one music and wellness sessions to breast cancer patients, including music therapy and coaching.
The KEYS Program
308 Sherrill Road, Suite 100, Sherrill, NY 13461
Legal Services of Central New York is an organization advocating for low-income families and individuals, and providing free, civil legal assistance in thirteen counties of Central New York. In partnership with the Saint Agatha Foundation, their Cancer Legal Advocacy & Services Project offers free civil legal services to breast cancer patients and their families.
Legal Services of Central New York 221 South Warren Street, Ste. 300
Syracuse, NY 13202
Sarah’s Guest House provides lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York.
Sarah’s Guest House 100 Roberts Avenue Syracuse, NY 13207
Symphoria’s mission is to engage and inspire all community members throughout Central New York with outstanding orchestral and ensemble performances and innovative education and outreach initiatives. Their Healing Harmonies Program provides live therapeutic music to patients as they await or undergo cancer treatment. The Saint Agatha Foundation is proud to support programming for breast cancer patients.
450 S. Salina St. #100
Syracuse, New York 13202
Contact: Lara Mosby, 315.434.5650
In collaboration with the Saint Agatha Foundation,
the Watertown Family YMCA will be a beacon of light
and support leading breast cancer survivors
down the road to recovery.
Watertown Family YMCA 119 Washington Street, Watertown NY 13601
Laurie’s Hope is a support program that the YMCA of Central New York provides to breast cancer survivors, helping them thrive in maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
YMCA of Central New York 340 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY 13202