Friends of Patients at the NIH

  • Bethesda

About Us

The Friends of Patients at the National Institutes of Health provide Hope by giving emotional and financial support to patients receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH.
The Friends at NIH touch patients’ and their families’ lives in three ways:
  • Shelter near the NIH during treatment and help keeping up with housing costs at home;
  • Support systems including family and caregiver travel costs back and forth to the NIH;
  • Quality of life to take some of the stresses off, like a meal when they arrive on Sunday to start a week of difficult treatments;

We are champions of NIH patients, helping to cover their essential needs so they can focus on recovery, healing and their unique role in health discoveries. These breakthroughs provide Hope for you and your family–and all future generations.