Local transportation

  1. American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery Provides local transportation to and from cancer treatments.
  2. CancerCare – Financial Assistance Program Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments.   
  3. Komen Treatment Assistance Program
    Provides limited financial assistance for transportation to and from medical appointments.
  4. Angel Wheels to Healing Dedicated to providing nonemergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. 
  5. Ford Warriors in Pink #MoreGoodDays, Lyft Program When your next breast cancer appointment comes around, let Ford Warriors in Pink and Lyft take care of your ride to and from treatment. Enter your email to receive a unique code for two free rides, provided by Ford Warriors in Pink. The code is good for up to $20 per ride and must be used 30 days after application. Limit one code per user. Code may take up to 2 business days to process. 
  6. Guide to Traveling for the Disabled Physical disabilities, such as mobility limitations or paralysis, can make traveling more challenging, but your limitations do not have to preclude you from successful and enjoyable travel. These tips and resources will help you plan for traveling and address any challenges that should arise at your destination. 
  7. Mercy Medical Angels 1-888-675-1405 To ensure that no needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medically-related transportation; further to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security (disaster response) emergencies. 
  8. Road to Recovery offers cancer patients transportation to and from doctor’s office and treatment appointments. Call (800)227-2345 or click Road to Recovery link to find a ride program in Western North Carolina near you!
  9. Mercy Medical Angels provides cost-effective charitable transportation for patients. This organization partners with volunteers, along with private or commercial transportation providers. To find out if you are eligible for this service.
  10. People who have Medicaid may be entitled to help with travel to medical centers and doctors’ offices for cancer treatment. This may take the form of payment or being paid back (reimbursed) for gas, payment of bus fare, or may mean using a vanpool. County departments of social services in each state arrange for help with transportation, but families must ask for it by talking to their Medicaid case worker.
  11. Heaps of Hope assists women through this time by offering assistance with the cost of transportation to medical appointments; helping pay for medications when women have no prescription coverage or have very high co-payments for their medication; helping pay hospital bills for uncovered treatments or tests; assisting with the cost of integrative therapies which can be helpful treating pain, nausea, insomnia and anxiety; offering grocery gift cards.

Long-distance transportation

  1. Air Charity Network Provides air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
  2. Corporate Angel Network Uses empty seats on corporate airplanes to help cancer patients reach treatment centers.
  3. Lazarex Cancer Foundation Provides financial assistance for transportation to and from cancer treatments for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
  4. Lifeline Pilot Provides air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
  5. Mercy Medical Angels Provides air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
  6. Raquel’s Wings for Life Provides air travel to treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers.
  7. National Patient Travel Center 1-800-296-1217 Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.