Gateway to Hope
Dawn Van Houten
425 N. New Ballas Rd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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- Financial assistance
- Payment of insurance premiums
- Emotional support
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gateway to Hope was founded in 2005 by Creve Coeur plastic surgeon Dr. David Caplin, and oncology surgeon Dr. Marlys Schuh. Too many breast cancer patients who had delayed breast cancer treatment due to finances or lack of insurance were visiting their offices.
Together they decided to form Gateway to Hope through a network of healthcare providers who would treat breast cancer patients who qualified for the program at no cost. As the healthcare landscape changed, so did the Gateway to Hope business model.
Today, Gateway to Hope helps individuals diagnosed with breast cancer who are uninsured or underinsured by providing financial assistance for every day living expenses and direct payment of insurance premiums so each qualifying patient can receive comprehensive care.
Breast cancer touches everyone, regardless of income, gender or insurance coverage. Our mission is to secure comprehensive care and provide financial assistance for individuals in need diagnosed with or at high risk for developing breast cancer.
Gateway to Hope began as a small team of volunteers working to provide donated healthcare and services to women in need. Today, those volunteers have become full-time staff members, and our original services have expanded far beyond just medical services.
What if there was a way to connect medical providers with patients in need. To take the challenge of the unknown and tackle it together. To provide women in need with answers.
“Gateway to Hope’s success is measured not only by the number of lives we have saved but also by the number of people who have rallied to the cause. Our supporters are the true unheralded heroes. Our patients’ stories are heartbreaking and inspiring, and their gratitude for the care our organization provides is humbling.” – Dr. David Caplin
“I feel privileged that we are able to provide professional care to women diagnosed with breast cancer who don’t have the means to access the necessary treatment.” – Marlys Schuh, M.D.