Ulcerative Colitis Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 08/09/2019, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Ulcerative Colitis Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $2,500 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

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Information About the Disease

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that involves the inner lining large intestine (rectum and colon). The inflammation causes open sores (ulcers)to develop on the inner lining of the large intestine, that produce pus and mucous, and appears in a continuous pattern. UC belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Ulcerative colitis may also affect the eyes, skin and joints. The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, but can happen at any age, usually between the ages of 15 and 30, equally affects men and women and sometimes runs in families. The inflammation tends to flare up multiple times throughout life, which causes recurring signs and symptoms. The different types of ulcerative colitis include: ulcerative proctitis, proctosigmoiditis, left-sided colitis, pan-ulcerative (total) colitis.



Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America


Crohn’s & Colitis


United Ostomy Associations of America


American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


National Ulcerative Colitis Alliance



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