This site provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.
The purpose of the site is to ensure that no ﬁnancially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical transportation.
This is a referral service and there is no cost for the information. A growing list of national medical and disease organizations utilize this program to assist their constituency with charitable medical transportation information and referral.
Airline Tickets for Patients/Escorts
Information on all available charitable or deep-discount airline ticket programs for patients and patient escorts will be provided. Ambulatory patient travel in excess of 1,000 miles necessitates the use of airline resources. Special circumstances can make use of these programs for even shorter distances advisable.
Volunteer Pilot Organizations
Volunteer pilots are available to patients and an escort needing transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients must be ambulatory, which means they must be able to walk, enter and exit the plane with little or no assistance, and require no medical care (i.e., doctor or nurse) en route. There must be a ﬁnancial or compelling need for the ﬂight. Volunteer pilot organizations can only assist when the destination is within 1,000 miles.
Long Distance Ground Transportation
This program provides non-emergency long-distance ground transportation for ﬁnancially strapped ambulatory patients traveling for treatment. Transportation provided by commercial means (Greyhound, Amtrak, etc.) as well as the provision of gas cards. Typical trip does not exceed 300 miles (one-way).
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