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Social Security, Medicare, & Disability

U.S. Social Security Administration

Hotline: 1.800.772.1213

With a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you are likely eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Contact the U.S. Social Security Administration for more info.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

"Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease)."


Medicare Rights Center

Hotline: 800.333.4114

“A national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities. If you are under 65 years of age with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you still may be eligible for Medicare based on disability after certain requirements are met.”


Health First Colorado Medicaid Program


"Health First Colorado is a public health insurance for low-income Coloradans who qualify. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and Colorado state government, and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.

Every member of Health First Colorado has a primary care provider and belongs to a regional organization that helps connect you with the health care you need."


Services by county (locations)


Colorado SHIP
State Health Insurance Assistance Program


En Espanol, sin cargo 866-665-9668

SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry. SHIP counseling is FREE of charge.

For more information on financial resources available for ovarian cancer patients, visit the Foundation for Women's Cancer website:

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