The Patient Care Program was created to help Oregonians receive the sight and hearing surgery or treatments they need but cannot afford. With generous partners such as Ashland’s Retina & Vitreous Center, Legacy Devers Eye Institute and our other healthcare providers in our statewide network, we help people regain their sight and hearing through our Patient Care Program.
The Patient Care Committee meets monthly to review applicants referred to the program from across the state. Each case is reviewed for a fit with established qualifications and guidelines. Our Committee works hard to make the best use of its funds. Thanks to the generosity of doctors and hospitals across the state, OLSHF pays for services at significantly reduced rates for each procedure we sponsor. This allows us to help more people each year.
To apply for this program, please click on this link and fill out the GET HELP FORM.
Starting August 16, 2021, this form will be the only method to request assistance. Until then, you may also contact the Lions in Service line at (971) 270-0203 or e-mail the applicant’s contact information and request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your first and last name, mailing address including zip code, a phone number where you can be reached, and the type of assistance you are requesting.
Submissions are reviewed several times per week by volunteers and are forwarded to a local Lions Club based on the applicant’s zip code.
It should be noted that the Patient Care Assistance Program can only be accessed after all other possible resources have been exhausted.