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”

You saved a life today, Lyme-TAP. Thank you so very much for helping me to get testing that would otherwise have been totally out of reach for me. It’s been a long time coming. But I hope that through this testing, I can finally get the accurate, targeted treatment I have needed for so long. You are doing nothing short of hero’s work with this program. Especially considering the political and bureocratic nightmare that Lyme patients face on top of their debilitating disease. So I thank you. My family thanks you! 

PS:  Thanks also for hanging in there through the application process, Claire (forgive me here… I think it was Claire!)! I know there was some confusion!

Dear Good Folks at Lyme Tap,
Thank you so much for the grant you provided to get my daughter tested for Lyme disease.  It made a huge difference in us being able to afford the testing.  She ended up testing “CDC Positive” for Lyme Disease and is now getting treatment.  You are doing a wonderful service providing this grant.  Thank you and God bless you!

Thank you so much to all who are involved in making Lyme Tap available. I had my lab test done with IgeneX in May and received a check in the mail in June to help pay for the testing. My doctor is recommending I be treated for Lyme due to the results. Trying to pull finances together is as unsettling as the illness so this is so very helpful beyond words. I am very grateful to be able to have accurate testing done that shows what is really going on in my body and why I am so ill. Thank you so much for caring about Lyme when many other are able to turn their backs on such a devastating illness.

Thank you so much for the financial assistance. It has been so difficult not only dealing with treatment for myself but also for my two small children. It is so hard to be able to handle all of the expenses. I am so grateful that there are people out there that care and want to help others.
Thanks again

What a great Program. Thank you!

Like many people who end up having Lyme Disease, my family and I spent a number of years searching for answers while we all became progressively worse. No longer able to work, every penny spent on treatments and tests…well I just cannot say thank you enough to the people behind Lyme-TAP and the donors who helped us with the Lyme testing. My daughters, thanks to the test, can now get treatment…and words cannot express how much that means to me…that is what your help gave to us…thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you so much for offering Lyme-TAP to those in need. This program will make such a big difference for those who have limited funds to receive Lyme related testing. I appreciate your generosity!

You have no idea how much this grant has helped me. We own our own business and had to drop our insurance a couple years ago because of outrageous premiums and deductibles. There’s no way we could have afforded the testing on our own. Thank you, thank you. I will spread the word so others can receive the help they so desperately need also.

I cannot thank you enough or express well enough how much this program has blessed my life. I have no insurance and could not afford the lyme tests, and your reimbursement made all the difference in the world. I am so grateful for this amazing program. There’s such little support out there for Lyme paitents, many of us feel left out in the cold…by insurance co’s and the medical profession, and even loved one’s who don’t understand. This program is truly a lifesaver. Thank you!Thank you! thank you!………and God Bless!

I was able to find out i have lyme because of this program. I am 13 and have had my mom,dad and sister infectd with lyme and now me.. Now i am being treated and won’t get as sick as them because of the kind help of this program. thank you

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