Children’s Miracle Network Financial assistance for transportation associated with medical treatment may be available at a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Call the national office telephone number to be referred to the local program director at a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and they will help locate financial assistance for transportation, if funds are available.

NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) — This link related to patient travel and lodging is a compilation of resources regarding many charitable or special-fare flights to research and treatment sites and low-cost hospitality accommodations for outpatients and family members. Additional information, as well as ambulance services, is also listed on the ORDR Web pages.

Ped-Onc Resource Center, a site dedicated to resources and information for parents of children with cancer, created by parents of children with cancer. Offers a vast array of travel options, including bus travel; most of these travel options serve all patient populations.

Angel Bus Long distance, no cost motor coach or bus transportation for patients.

Air Charity Network National charitable aviation network matching people in need with “free” flights and other travel resources that can provide healing and hope.

Aircare Alliance Provides referrals to charitable, long-distance, or air medical transport options.

Mercy Medical Airlift Provides services to those in need of air medical transportation.

The Children’s Inn at NIH A private, nonprofit, family-centered residence for pediatric outpatients and their families at the National Institutes of Health.

Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH Offers a home-like place of respite for families and loved ones of adult patients who are receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center.

Corporate  Angel Network (CAN) Arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients.

Angel Flight Veteran Arranges flights for veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families in need of compassionate medical air transportation.

Air Ambulance Network – Provides fixed-wing air ambulance transport services for patients, family members, and providers of medical care; delivers bed-to-bed service, specialized medical care during transport, and other necessary incidentals for any of three levels of medical care — basic life support, advanced life support, and critical care — on domestic and international flights.

Air Transport Services/Ambulances A listing of commercial national and international ambulance services.

Air Ambulance Specialists, Inc. Provides fixed-wing air ambulance transport services for patients, family members, and providers of medical care; delivers bed-to-bed service, specialized medical care during transport, and other necessary incidentals for any of three levels of medical care — basic life support, advanced life support, and critical care — on domestic and international flights.

American  Jets, Inc: Air Ambulance Airborne intensive care ambulance unit that responds to emergencies around the globe, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Patient Air Travel Helpline (NPATH) Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation. Will refer cancer patients to Mercy Medical Airlift for free tickets.

Joe’s House An accommodation expert to help patients with their travel needs with various types of lodging throughout the United States.

National Association of Hospital  Hospitality Houses Provides lodging and other supportive services to patients and their families when they are confronted with medical emergencies.

Resources for Traveling with Disabilities

The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost, thus improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during their most difficult or challenging times.

The Guide to Buying Used Accessible Vehicles 

Travel Budget Advice Checklist

The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

Travel Tips for Workers with Disabilities