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COVID-19 Emergency Programs

There are many vulnerable people in our community who desperately need your support during the coronavirus pandemic. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to NORD today so that we may directly assist our community with emergency relief and other supportive programs.

If you have any questions about your donation, please contact us at (617) 249-7300 or at [email protected].


The National Organization for Rare Disorders
Attn: Department 5930
P.O. Box 4110
Woburn, MA 01888

Please include your credit card information or your check/money order made out to: The National Organization for Rare Disorders.

About NORD’s COVID-19 Relief Program

NORD COVID-19 Critical Relief Program

– Provides eligible individuals with financial assistance for non-medical, essential expenses such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Unexpected utility expenses
  • Communication expenses (e.g. phone, cell phone, internet)
  • Emergency repairs to car, furnace, home or major appliances
  • Assistance with travel and/or lodging logistics and expenses
  • Rent or mortgage payment assistance
  • Support for adaptive learning during school closures

COVID-19 Rare Disease Premium and Medical Assistance Program

– Provides financial assistance for certain out-of-pocket costs associated with patient’s health insurance premiums
– Provides eligible uninsured and under-insured patients (for whom insurance has declined coverage for this expense) with financial support for out-of-pocket medical expenses limited to:

  • Medical visits and telehealth consults
  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing
  • Physical and/or occupational therapy and/or other physician prescribed therapy
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Medical supplies (tube feeding supplies, dressing kits, personal protective equipment)