Financial Assistance Programs

Between the tests for Lyme disease and coinfections, doctor visits, and medications, the charges can add up for patients. Throughout the country, several organizations are working to make it easier to get a proper diagnosis and begin treatment. If you need financial assistance, check out these nonprofits that may be able to help you or your family with diagnostic testing and other Lyme-related expenses.    


Lyme Test Access Program (TAP)

The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide (USA only) patient assistance program to assist with initial Lyme-related lab tests for patients who demonstrate true financial need.


LymeLight Foundation

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing grants to children and young adults. The program assists with up to $10,000 for an individual or $30,000 for a family for treatment-related costs, including lab testing, doctor visits, and medications. 

Address: 1229 Burlingame Ave., Suite 205, Burlingame, CA 94010


Application Deadlines:

  • December 8, 2023 (Midnight PST), Notification: February 9, 2024
  • Deadline: April 19, 2024 (Midnight PST), Notification: June 7, 2024
  • Deadline: August 16, 2024 (Midnight PST), Notification: September 27, 2024

Lyme Treatment Foundation, Inc.  

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit aimed at providing grants to people of all ages for diagnostic testing and treatment of Lyme disease and coinfections. The program assists with up to $4,000 in diagnostic and treatment costs to a Lyme specialist.   

Address: 102 NE 2nd St., Suite 907, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Application Deadlines: They offer grants every Fall and Spring

LivLyme Foundation

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide grants to children age 21 years old or younger to assist with medication and treatment costs.

Address: 700 Colorado Blvd #674, Denver, CO 80206


Application Deadlines: Begin accepting applications for the 2025 award year on Monday, January 1, 2024.

LymeAid 4 Kids

A program run by Lyme Disease Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping uninsured children 21 years or younger obtain testing and treatment. Recipients may receive up to $1,000 to offset expenses. 

Address: PO Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527


Sam Spoons

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering financial assistance to people living in Pennsylvania who need help paying for treatment and medical expenses. Grants up to $2,000 may be awarded. 

Address: 2455 Hume Lane, Enola, PA 17025


Ticked Off Foundation, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to assist adults 26 years of age or older who are in crisis by providing grants, treatment discounts, and counseling services with a licensed social worker.   

Address: 115 Ward St., Norwalk, CT 06851