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”

I would like to thank everyone, especially Linda, at the Lyme-TAP program. Like many others I have suffered with chronic illness for decades. Getting a diagnosis was finally a relief. However, with that relief was financial ruin from years of out-of-pocket medical expenses to diagnosis this mystery illness, and struggles to pay for treatment, starting with the high cost of just getting tested. After going into massive debt and depleting all savings and retirement accounts, receiving our checks from Lyme-TAP was a glimmer of hope that people care and want to help others suffering with chronic illness. Those who have benefited from this program please spread the word and thank you to all who have donated your time and money to create this program. I have printed extra copies of the application and gave them to my doctor in case other patients may be in need of assistance. Thank you!

THANK YOU so much, for reimbursing the cost of IGenex testing for my daughter. It is awful to be faced with the illness, and the expenses of getting properly tested and treated add so much more stress to an already difficult situation. As a single parent in financial need.. I am so immensely grateful for your help!! Thank you again, Lyme-Tap and those who’ve made this possible. Your program is a true blessing.

Thank you Lymetap!  Please add me to the this wonderful list of Lyme sufferers who are infinitely thankful for your help!  As many (every) others here have described, people with Lyme disease experience endless difficulty trying to figure out what’s wrong, trying to get through each day, trying to get the proper care, trying to remain financially afloat, and on & on.  We have encountered so much negative…..people telling us “you’re wrong”, “there’s nothing wrong physically, you’re just depressed”, “you’re crazy”, “no, we don’t cover that treatment/test”.  It has been a time of life almost impossible to navigate successfully.  So far there has been 1 bright light of hope & help, Lymetap.  Lymetap offered me help at the most needed time when nothing else was going my way.  The granted funds helped to cover testing costs [THANK YOU! THANK YOU!] and the hope that came along with it will help carry me through the next phase :). I hope my deep gratitude is properly conveyed, **Thank you Lymetap **

A setback in my health made it imperative that I get retested. Unfortunately I was not in any financial position to do this. Thanks to the people at Lyme-Tap I was able to get the majority of the costs covered, which allowed me to get the tests I needed. Thank you all so much for making this possible.

I received a check in the mail today (after not really having expected as much) and I cannot tell you how big and grateful it made my heart feel. What a saving grace to have somebody advocate for you and assist you when every part of the medical system refuses to. This is an expensive illness to treat, the stress of which only exasperates the symptoms, so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for lessoning the burden a bit. It is so very appreciated.

I want to give a big fat (and overdue) thank you to everyone at Lyme-TAP. Even though most doctors kept insisting that I was fine, depressed or imagining things, I KNEW something was wrong. Thanks to LymeTAP, I finally know that “something” is Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, mycoplasma and brucellosis. THANK YOU so much for your assistance. I’m not happy I have these illnesses, but I am happy I finally know what it is I’m dealing with. It’s a big psychological relief and now I have hope that I can get better. You guys are wonderful and helping so many of us. We sure do appreciate it.

After being misdiagnosed, over the last many months, as having MS, I FINALLY found a Lyme Literate MD who is 90-95 percent certain I have Lyme (that has moved into the central nervous system) and quite possibly a co-infection bacteria from ticks. 

Because my coverage won’t cover the tests, I am SO glad I have found the Lyme-TAP program and will be applying for assistance in getting the IgeneX testing done and a spinal tap.

You truly are life savers. Thank you.

I can not put into words how thankful I am to lymetap for paying for my tests! This has helped me tremendously!!! My little boy has been undergoing a lot of medical tests himself and will be having surgery soon so I could not afford to pay for the testing myself at this time. Unfortunately my test came back positive through igenex. Now I am trying to find the best way to treat this hideous disease affordably. Thank you Lyme Tap!!!

I have been “sick” for almost 10 years. Countless tests, specialists, time missed from work and life, etc, with no definite answers. My current doctor at Revolution Health said that Lyme was the only thing left it could be. It was! My insurance wouldn’t pay and I couldn’t afford “another” test. It took almost 2 months for me to get my results. It found several things, but the main one was positive band 31, which is Lyme specific! Lyme Tap reimbursed my testing and its now I can begin paying for treatment! Thank you Lyme Tap!

I just wanted to give a great big THANK YOU to the Lyme TAP people and the program! Thanks to you guys, I was able to get my test done. And with your program, I will be able to get my kids tested as well. Thank you guys for everything! Your program is so helpful! 🙂

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