Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.


Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.


Hope fund

Emergency financial assistance for those actively receiving care for breast cancer

It is difficult enough to cope with a diagnosis of breast cancer without the added burden of financial stress that can occur as a result.

The Hope Fund offers emergency financial assistance to help with expenses during care and treatment.

The Hope Fund is a program of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation and is funded through the generous support of the Minnesota Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ®.

Eligibility

The Hope Fund has been established for people who are actively receiving care for breast cancer only. No exceptions can be made to this guideline. Active treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant, surgery, lymphedema, cording, hospice or palliative care.

The fund serves patients who are at least 18 years old and receiving care at Buffalo Hospital or living in the following counties: McLeod, Meeker, Sherburne, and Wright, and do not qualify for other similar programs.

What does the emergency fund cover?

Basic living expenses such as mortgage or rent, car payments, heat, electricity, out of pocket medical expenses, other utilities, food and gas can be covered by the fund. The Hope Fund cannot be used to make credit card payments or to prepay expenses.

How to apply

Choose from three options:

  • Call 763-684-6800 or pick up an application at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Buffalo Hospital
  • Print and fax your application to 763-684-7105 (Attn: Hope Fund)
  • Mail your application along with a copy of the bills (no originals, please) that include all pertinent information (amount owed, billing address, etc.) to:
    Buffalo Hospital Foundation
    303 Catlin Street
    Buffalo, MN 55313