Transportation and Lodging
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING RESOURCE INFORMATION
Transportation to Local Appointments:
- AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’s “ROAD TO RECOVERY” Transportation Assistance program: Providing transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and use their own vehicles so patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. To obtain details and eligibility information, please contact the American Cancer Society directly at 1 – 800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer, and you can enter your zip code to check for programs in your area: http://www.cancer.org/
treatment/ supportprogramsservices/road- to-recoveryto continue finding out more about accessing this program. Read more here, or visit American Cancer Society’s “Road To Recovery”p rogram.
- Uber, Lyft, and the American Cancer Society are all available options for non-emergent, cancer patient transportation. Read more here.
From AirCare Alliance – a national list of air carriers that assist cancer patients:
- Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program – offers complimentary roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations, allowing participating entities the freedom to determine how to distribute tickets to patients and caregivers. Each participating hospital has its own guidelines for administration of the tickets. Contact the social worker, travel concierge service, or patient assistance department of the hospital facility where you receive treatment.
- CAN – Corporate Angel Network – arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients if the program criteria are met. Call the Corporate Angel Network at (914) 328-1313 to register within three weeks of a specific appointment at a recognized cancer treatment center. Go to: http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/patient/for more information on contacting the organization, which is helpful in providing guidance regarding this program.
- AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’s “ROAD TO RECOVERY” Transportation Assistance program: Providing transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and use their own vehicles so patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. To obtain details and eligibility information, please contact the American Cancer Society directly at 1 – 800-227-2345 to be matched with a volunteer, and you can enter your zip code to check for programs in your area: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/supportprogramsservices/road-to-recoveryto continue finding out more about accessing this program.
- Mercy Medical Angels provides FREE transportation nationwide to and from medical care for qualifying in-need individuals and their families. The organization’s 400 pilots flew more than 900 patient trips last year, 21 percent of those were for injured or sick children.
- LifeLine PilotsLLP facilitates FREE transportation for such medical needs as on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care. LLP began as a small group of pilots in Illinois who envisioned using their special skill of flying to help people with emergencies to reach medical centers.
- Air Care Alliance (ACA). Provides listing of nonprofit organizations, nationwide, that fly patients to treatments at no charge. Air Care Alliance provides the only site which lists all known volunteer pilot organizations flying for the public benefit.
- Corporate Angel Network arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients.This improves the chances of survival in patients.
- Patient Travel Center National Patient Travel Center Helpline Gateway leading to options to pay airfare as well as for ground transportation for trips up to 300 miles to get to and from treatment.
- Air Charity Network – serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed.
- Angel Flight Northeast is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization honored to serve the courageous men, women, children and their families who have an incredible will to live.
- Medical Transportation Through the Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) – Provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations.
- Transportation Support Services – Support services may include help with air and ground transportation for medical care, emotional support, help with the process of returning to work or financial assistance for child care and other needs.
- Angel Airlines For Cancer Patients – The mission and purpose of Angel Airlines For Cancer Patients’ is to ensure that no cancer patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance airline transportation.
Cancer Patient Lodging Resource Information:
- A Lodging Guide for Cancer Patients
Joe’s House is not an actual house, but a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients and their families find a place to stay when traveling away from home for medical treatment.
Joe’s House – what they do:
We list cancer treatment centers and hospitals across the country with nearby lodging facilities that offer a discount. Although Joe’s House caters to cancer patients, any patient, regardless of diagnosis may use the lodging facilities listed.
Need additional help? See our list of recommended resources.
Joe’s House is proud to partner with the following lodging organizations. Each graciously offers discounts to patients and family members when they travel for treatment. Search our Lodging pages for specifics or check out our Partners page.
- Hope Lodge-The American Cancer Society offers the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, a free place where cancer patients and their caregivers can stay when they must travel out of town for medical treatment. Currently, there are 31 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States. Click hereto learn more and find a Hope Lodge location.
- Hotel Lodging-The American Cancer Society provides overnight assistance to cancer patients who must travel for outpatient treatment and need help with lodging . The program allows cancer patients of all ages, including children accompanied by a parent and patients traveling with children, to partake. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.