Hospitalizations can be stressful times for CF patients and their families. In an effort to relieve some of that stress, CFFC provides Hospital Help Packets to fund some of the costs not covered by health insurance. You can also find survival tips on the Navigating the Hospital page.
What’s included in a Hospital Help Packet?
The most significant component of the Hospital Help Packet are passes to help cover the cost of parking family members and other visitors. The number of parking passes included in the packets is based on average hospital stays.
The packets also include coupons for restaurants and other businesses in the hospital neighborhoods. Packets distributed at Galisano Children’s Hospital include a food voucher which may be used at the hospital cafeteria while the Highland packets include a cash stipend.
How do I get a Hospital Help Packet?
Hospital Help Packets are distributed to CF patients upon admission to the hospital.
- At Golisano Children’s Hospital, the packets are distributed by the administrative staff in the CF clinic at Strong. Additional parking stickers can be requested through the social worker, if needed.
- At Highland Hospital, packets are distributed by the Respiratory Department. If the stay is longer than expected, the Respiratory Department can provide an additional packet.