March 14, 2023

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Offering Medical Grants for Children

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is offering medical grants to families unable to afford child medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by commercial health insurance.

Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible to receive medical grants.

About UHCCF Medical Grants

UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered or not fully covered by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.

Grants are available for medical costs incurred within 60 days of application and are good for one year following the month in which they are approved.

Families can use medical grants to cover the cost of deductibles, coinsurance, copays, and a variety of non-covered services and supports, including therapies, durable medical equipment, hospital stays, medication, mental health services, and most other standard/FDA approved services.

Families cannot use medical grants to pay for insurance premiums, home modifications, and experimental or unproven services. Visit the UHCCF website to find a list of other exclusions.

Grant recipients awarded less than $5,000 may re-apply for another grant once the current grant funds have been completely exhausted.

Applications not approved by the regional board must wait 12 months before re-applying unless the medical condition and requested items have significantly changed from the original request.

Grant Eligibility

Families are eligible for UHCCF medical grants if:

  • The child for whom they seek financial support is:
    • facing a health-related challenge
    • 16 years of age or younger at the time of application
    • a United States citizen and resides in the U.S.
    • covered by a commercial health plan individually purchased or provided by a caretaker’s employer
    • receiving care in the U.S. from a a licensed medical professional or receiving treatments in the U.S. prescribed by a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
      • Care or treatment administered in U.S. territories including U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are not eligible for UHCCF grant coverage.
  • Their maximum annual income, as reported on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Tax Form, does not exceed:
    • Family Size of two – $55,000
    • Family Size of three – $85,000
    • Family Size of four – $115,000
    • Family Size of five or more – $145,000
  • They apply in a timely manor.
    • If families seek a grant for treatment or service that occurred more than 60 days prior to the application, their application will not be considered.

Apply for a Grant

To apply for UHCCF grant:

  • Ask your child’s physician to complete the Physician Certification of Medical Condition Form and obtain an electronic copy of the completed form.
  • Obtain an electronic copy of your IRS 1040 Tax Form.
  • Obtain an electronic copy of the front and back of your current commercial/private insurance card.
  • Complete the online UHCCF grant application, attaching electronic copies of the completed and signed Medical Condition Form, IRS 1040 Tax Form, and commercial/private insurance card.

Learn More

UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations, and UnitedHealth Group employees.

To learn more, visit the UHCCF website.