In some situations, international families may not have the financial means (e.g. private health insurance, ability to self-pay or financial support by their government or embassy) to pay for treatment at SickKids. In these cases, there may be an opportunity to access a unique humanitarian fund at SickKids called the Herbie Fund. This fund provides financial support for approved surgical care only at SickKids, provided the child's condition meets the criteria for the Herbie Program.
The Herbie Fund does not provide financial support for any non-medical costs, such as airfare or accommodations while in Toronto.
For more information about the Herbie Program, please click here.
For further information regarding the International Patient Program, please contact the International Patient Program office.