Health Care

Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care
Grant Application

Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care provides grants to musicians faced with urgent health care expenses. This application will determine your eligibility, and will be reviewed by the Midwest Music Foundation’s Grant Committee. Please email the Executive Director, to ensure we received your application.

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Musicians’ Health Care and Wellness
Strengthening musicians’ health through wellness services and health care grants

Apocalypse Meow

Annual benefit concert event celebrated every year on the first weekend of November to benefit Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care.

Midwest Music Foundation is offering to offset costs of mammograms (up to $250) for Kansas City area musicians or music industry personnel.  You can select your provider of choice.  MMF will pay the provider directly, so please contact us before scheduling.

Contact our Executive Director for more information and to apply.

We are excited to announce that in cooperation with UMKC School of Dentistry, Midwest Music Foundation is offering free dental screenings at UMKC Dental School for musicians and music industry workers.
If additional dental work is needed, Dental Grants from Midwest Music Foundation will be available to help offset the cost of treatment.
Contact our Executive Director to apply and for more information.  Please respond as soon as possible, as limited spots and funds are available.

UMKC School of Dentistry

Midwest Music Foundation is providing FREE COVID-19 tests to musicians and music industry personnel without access to affordable testing. The tests are saliva-based mail-in tests from Clinical Reference Laboratories. More info on the tests here. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, or need testing for a work opportunity, please fill out this form to request a test.

Tests will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This clinic service is provided by Jackson County Outside Agency Funding.

MMF does not endorse or make any statements on the accuracy of these tests.

COVID-19 tests are also available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. Visit this site for locations in your area.

RockDocs partnership

RockDocs are Physicians and Health Care Professionals from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They offer free health screening services for musicians at local events, Affordable Care Act and health insurance information, medical consultations, wellness programs, and opportunities to discuss health conditions and concerns and arrange follow up. Contact RockDocs.

MusiCares Free Custom Musician’s Ear Plugs
For information and to obtain an application
Call 212-245-7840 or email