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. Additional parking stickers can be requested through the social worker, if needed, for longer hospitalizations.
The packets also include a small cash stipend to purchase food or beverages to supplement the hospital diet or treat your visitors. When available, coupons for restaurants and other businesses in the hospital neighborhoods are inserted in the packets.
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 nursing staff on the CF floor.
At Highland Hospital, packets are distributed by the Respiratory Department.
Hospital Help Packets are available to patients with CF regardless of the reason for admission or location of the patient’s room. If you are admitted to other than the standard CF floor, contact the CF nurses at Golisano or the Respiratory Department at Highland to obtain a packet.
If you experience difficulty with obtaining your Hospital Help Packet, contact CFFC by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.