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MedStart-5 was created to offer support to deserving cancer patients  currently in active treatment  who are in need of assistance with indirect or out-of-pocket expenses to continue treatment and aid in basic daily needs. Instead of a standard formula to calculate the amount of assistance provided, each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This method was chosen by NWN as a benefit to the patient as we recognize that each family's situation is unique.  

Award amounts also vary however, a patient may apply once per year. The award cap is set each year by our board of directors for some of the following:

  • Transportation to/from medical facilities
  • Doctors co-payments
  • Meals during treatment
  • Special clothing
  • Special medical equipment
  • Lab testing
  • and much more



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We Know Your Type

We Know Your Type

In a time with so much information at our fingertips, finding specific help for what you are dealing with is…

Calendar at a Glance

Calendar at a Glance

You have a choice of not one calendar, but five to be exact. We have a calendar for each category; Cancer Screening,…

Finding Support

Finding Support

The support you need shouldn’t be hard to come by. We provide a list of over thirty types of “Support”…

Member Organizations

Member Organizations

The Coalition is comprised of over 60 individuals representing more than 35 organizations. This includes hospitals, treatment centers, academia, community…

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The OC3 appreciates the generous support of this website by the Orange County Health Care Agency and Sandy Finestone.