Welcome!

We are the Wichita Cancer Foundation.

The Wichita Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance for cancer patients whose care is initiated or received in Sedgwick County.

The concept for this non-profit organization was a vision of Shaker R. Dakhil, founder, in response to seeing so many patients who have life circumstances which affect their ability to pay the premiums necessary to keep their health insurance when receiving cancer treatment.  Some have lost jobs during the course of treatment or have spouses who lost their job and had a family insurance plan.  Others simply have limited income and living expenses that make health insurance premiums a financial burden.  This organization was created to help these and other patients who need assistance in paying for these health insurance premiums.

The process for providing financial assistance for cancer patients begins with our online application. Once a patient has applied for assistance, a group of individuals known as the Care Committee will review the application to determine whether or not the individual meets the guidelines. Patients will be notified as quickly as possible. For further information or questions, please visit the FAQ page.

We're Here To Help Cancer Patients Pay
Their Insurance Premiums.
Here's how it works:
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    Step 1:
    See If You Qualify

    There are certain qualifications that must be met in order to provide premium assistance for cancer care.

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    Step 2:
    Apply Online for Help

    Meet all requirements? Apply online to start the premium assistance process.

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    Step 3:
    Application Reviewed

    Your application will be reviewed by our Care Committee without insurance/provider information.

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    Step 4:
    Insurance Verified

    Once your application is reviewed by the Care Committee, we will verify your insurance information.

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    Step 5:
    Receive Decision

    You will receive a letter by email with a decision from the Care Committee.

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    Step 6:
    Premiums Paid

    If approved, we will pay your premium directly to your insurance carrier for the time specified.