About Lyme Test Access Program

Lyme-TAP program funds are temporarily depleted. We are currently not accepting applications. Please check the website regularly for reopening when funds are available again.

The Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP) is a nationwide patient assistance program offered by Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need.

To view eligibility requirements, click here. To download the application, click here.

If approved, you may be reimbursed for up to 75% of the list price that the labs publish for testing from a qualified CLIA/Medicare approved laboratory of your choice. Most of the laboratories publish the price of their lab tests on their websites. Third-party charges for lab tests may vary from the actual list price charged by the labs. Funds are limited & are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under 18 years of age are given priority. The intention of this program is to help as many patients in need as possible. It is not intended to cover insurance deductibles or to cover patients not truly in financial need. Payments of approved grants may take several weeks.

This nationwide assistance program is made possible by very generous donations from IGeneX Inc., a CLIA/Medicare licensed laboratory, the Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation and other sources. Any CLIA/Medicare licensed laboratory may be selected for testing: you do not have to use IGeneX for this program.

We invite other laboratories to support this program by making a donation to Lyme-TAP. If you have any questions regarding this program or how to make a donation supporting this program, please contact us via email at: lymetap@gmail.com.

Disclaimer. The Lyme Test Access Program is a grant program offered by Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation to assist applicants who have financial hardship by reimbursing a percentage of Lyme-related lab tests (performed by any CLIA/Medicare approved lab) that is deemed necessary by their healthcare provider. The program is not intended and should not be construed as giving medical advice or as endorsement of the necessity of or the reliability of any lab test ordered by your physician or of any treatment recommendations by your healthcare provider. Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation does not warrant or endorse and specifically disclaim any liability for loss or costs incurred by patients related to the validity or results of any lab test, delays, or medical treatments. Any determination of eligibility for grants by Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka Foundation shall be final and subject to their sole and absolute discretion.

69 comments “About Lyme-TAP”

Lyme Tap,
THANK YOU!!!!!!! This gracious gift allows people to get the proper testing which allows them to then pursue the correct treatment and also allows them to get validation concerning their health issues. I am so appreciative of the gift you have given me.
Lyme before diagnosis and during treatment is completely financially and emotionally devastating to all involved.
This help came to me at such a critical time, I could never even explain how timely this was.
Thank you for this wonderful kindness and service!!!!

Sent with an abundance of gratitude!!

Deborah F

Thank you Lyme Tap for having a program to help recover costs of testing. Between treatments, therapies and health insurance not covering any of Lyme! It can put a real damper on a house hold income. I appreciate the help and foundations out there like you that are out there and understand that chronic lyme is a real thing! Much appreciated.

Thank you very much for your generosity! Michael is 15 years old and he has been breaking out in hives for unknown reasons for about two years. Even though I wanted to do more testing to find out what was causing this the doctor and allergist just brushed it off and stated that it was hormones and that he would grow out of it eventually. God lead us to a Lyme literate physician who diagnosed Michael with Lyme and Bartonella. I know we have a long journey but I am forever thankful to your organization for making this journey a little easier!

Unending gratititude!
Laura Timmons

I would like to thank you for helping me with the many tests I was asked to do testing for Lyme Disease. Not at any time did I realize the tests would cost over $1,000. Having been bit by a tick receiving the classic bulls eye rash and following fever, it may have seemed obvious. Unfortunately it was years before I found out. I had to go to a specialist out of network and there is no way I could have afforded it all. My first visit was over $2,000. I will be grateful for a very long time! Cheers to a healthy recovery! Thanks again for helping me figure out what has been wrong with me.

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to lyme tap for helping pay for my testing. It has been a tremendous help!
Its is crazy how expensive testing and treatments can get and how quickly the bills can add up. This has been such a relief.

Thanks again!

I was so surprised and happy to find out I’d been approved for your grant!! I’m very grateful for this help! Now I can have the co-infection testing that I need done, but haven’t been able to afford. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for your generosity! Lyme is such a confusing and costly disease and you understand that. Your donation helped me tremendously. I want you to know that I have designated your organization on my Amazon Smiles page so you may continue to help those in need. Thanks again!! – Terry

We want to say thank you so much for the grant we received for our Igenex testing.  We are self employed and do not have any kind of insurance.  Your generous grant helped so much and is so appreciated! 
Keep up the excellent work helping families hurt by Lyme.
Kindest Regards,
Glen and Robin Adolphsen


I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Lyme Tap and everyone involved for all the great work you are doing to help others that are eligible, and all in such a timely and professional manner. I could not be more pleased! It will be a big help to me as I have incurred many debts due to fighting Lyme.

Thank you!

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