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Additional Funding Options and Resources

General Financial Support for People with Parkinson's

Parkinson's Wellness Fund - assists individuals living with Parkinson's across the United States of America.

Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation - provides financial assistance for people living with Parkinson's disease.

The Carl Hall Fund - a scholarship fund established by the Hall family and administered by the Parkinsonlife (PDLife) Corporation to assist those living with Parkinson's disease.

Financial Support for Medical Costs (medications, etc.):

Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance Medication Financial Assistance Programs – lists general assistance and medication-specific assistance programs. 

Patient Advocate Foundation's Parkinson's Co-Pay Relief Program - assists with medical co-pay, co-insurance, and deductibles (medications and office visits) and medical insurance premiums.

PAN (Patient Access Network) Foundation for Parkinson's Disease - assists with out-of-pocket medical costs.

The Assistance Fund - provides financial assistance for copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses.

Needy Meds – search for medication assistance programs, coupons, rebates, and additional drug information

Parkinson's Disease Specialists (Tampa Bay area):

USF Movement Disorder Specialists - a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa General Hospital FAAST Assistive Technology Services – Assistive device demonstrations, trial loans, training, information, and referrals to programs and vendors.

Potentia Therapeutics Physical Therapy – contact Meredith DeFranco, PT, DPT

Therapy Programs (Tampa Bay Area):

Philip Shayman Parkinson's Program at the Jewish Community Center Cohn and Glazer Campuses – Movement classes (Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Stretch & Strengthen, and more), Tremble Clefs, Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting, Brain Games, Patient support groups, Caregiver support groups.   *Virtual Offerings Available

Parkinsonlife (pdLIFE) Corporation – Exercise classes, education seminars, community connections. See also their list of Local Resources for information on classes offered at Tampa Bay YMCA's, like Pedaling for PD, Delay the Disease, Enhance Fitness/Fall Prevention.

Parkinson's Programs at The Palms of Largo – Rock Steady Boxing, Tremble Clefs, and more.  *Virtual Offerings Available

Tampa YMCA Pedaling for Parkinson's – Offered at two locations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg – Program offerings include: Total Parkinson's, Mindful Movement, personal training, support group.

National Organizations:

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research – Information, education, advocacy; Parkinson's Buddy Network. Funds Parkinson's medical research.

Parkinson's Foundation – Information, education, classes, find local resources in your area.

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's – education, tools, resources, social connections. Grab free copies of their "Every Victory Counts" manuals for patients and care partners.

American Parkinson Disease Association (apda) – education, support, community resources. Funds clinical and scientific projects focused on cause and cure.

Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance – Resources to help you find support groups, clinicians, movement disorder facilities, financial assistance for medications. 

Additional Resources:

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living – non-profit organizations who support community living and independence for people with disabilities.

Arts 4 All Florida – Resources for artists with disabilities.

TwitchyWoman.com – PD information and education; Peer support program for women with Parkinson's.