Be at moderate to high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer
Be experiencing financial hardship
Health Care Card
Hold a Health Care Card demonstrating financial hardship.
Individual Hardship Circumstances
If you don’t hold a Health Care Card but are experiencing financial strain (inability to afford current private genetic testing prices) please describe this in the application form, for example single parent family, low income family, financial hardship due to health conditions. Please also provide any supporting information (this isn’t essential but helps us assess an application), for example any benefits being received by the Department of Human Services. These applications will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Grant applications are ongoing and will be awarded to those eligible as they are received. There is no closing date at this stage. People are encouraged to submit their grant applications as soon as possible.
To apply for the grant a person must hold a Health Care Card. The Australian Government Department of Human Services on behalf of the Department of Social Services issues Health Care Cards. More information can be found on the Department of Human Services website. People holding Health Care Cards do so because they are experiencing financial hardship
There will also be an opportunity for people to submit their individual hardship circumstances and these grants will be given on a case by case basis.
The healthcare professional wishing to order the test and providing the genetic counselling can apply for a grant with their patient.
The Pink Hope Genetic Testing Grant Program will be available Australia wide.