Financial Counseling

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David Harris

David Harris, Financial Counselor
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 315 464-3610

 

The financial aspect of dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be complex and overwhelming. At the Upstate Cancer Center, a financial counselor is available to help minimize the confusion and stress that can be caused by financial concerns.

A financial counselor, as a support service, can assist patients and families in better understanding their insurance coverage and finding additional resources to help pay for care.

Here are some of the specific ways a financial counselor can help:

  • Explain your health insurance benefits
  • Answer billing and insurance questions
  • Assist with enrollment into programs with the New York State Health Exchange
  • Explain how you may be able to get secondary insurance coverage
  • Locate possible co-pay relief programs and patient assistance funding
  • Help you apply for our hospital financial assistance program
  • Investigate additional foundation funding programs for which you qualify
  • Help you learn about drug company programs that provide discounts
  • Estimate your out-of-pocket medical expenses
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