Traveling to specialized centers for testing and diagnosis can be costly. These organizations help organize free travel for patients within the US.
Air Charity Network
For more than 25 years, Air Charity Network has been coordinating free air transportation for children and adults with medical, or compelling, humanitarian needs.
Web site: http://aircharitynetwork.org/
Mercy Medical Angels
The mission of Mercy Medical Angels is to ensure that no ﬁnancially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment due to lack of means of transportation. Transport modes include:
- Charitable or deep-discounted airline tickets for patients and escorts
- Volunteer pilots for destinations within 750 miles
- Long distance ground transportation
4620 Haygood Rd, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Toll-free for patients seeking assistance: 888-675-1405
Administrative Phone: 757-318-9174
Administrative Fax: 757-464-1284
Web site: http://mercymedical.org/
In the US, where public transportation is available and funded by federal grants, transportation services must also be available to the elderly and disabled. Contact your local transportation authority (public bus or other transporation service) for more information.
Even if you aren’t disabled, but driving is difficult, or reading traffic or street signs is difficult, you may qualify for this program.
Door to door transportation services are available for medical appointments, employment, and personal use.
If you qualify for the program, you can use it anywhere in the US where the service is available for 21 rolling calendar days per year, without having to qualify for the service in the new area. Contact your local service to initiate the process of establishing eligibility in other areas.