Providing Assistance for Eligible Individuals and Families Living with Lupus
Marlene’s Kaleidoscope (MK4LUPUS) is dedicated to providing financial assistance to eligible individuals and families living with Lupus. We understand that the financial burden of living with a chronic illness can be overwhelming, so we offer reduced payment or free care to those who demonstrate financial need.
You may be eligible for financial assistance if you meet the following criteria:
Limited or no health insurance
Do not qualify for government assistance (e.g. Medicare or Medicaid)
Can demonstrate financial need
Reside in the Greater Kansas City area, including Missouri and Kansas
Provide Marlene’s Kaleidoscope (MKLUPUS) with necessary information about your household finances
To apply for financial assistance, please follow these steps:
Fill out the Marlene’s Kaleidoscope (MK4LUPUS) Financial Assistance Application form and submit the following required documents:
Proof of income
Reason for financial assistance
Documentation confirming a diagnosis of Systemic lupus erythematosus, Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, or Drug-induced lupus erythematosus
Determine the level of assistance available to you based on your income and family size using our sliding scale based on federal guidelines. We will review your application and contact you to let you know if you are eligible for financial assistance.
Please note that due to limited staff and funding resources, it may take up to two weeks or more before we can review your application for services. All applications must be fully completed, and incomplete applications will be denied.
Marlene’s Kaleidoscope, we are committed to helping you access other programs and services through collaborative partnerships and referrals. Essential Medical Need Assistance is paid directly to the service provider. If you have any questions about our application process or eligibility requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us at Info@mk4lupus.org. Applicants may request funds once per calendar year.