Transportation Expense Assistance

Description: Programs that provide immediate cash, bus tokens, loans, loan/insurance payment support or other forms of financial assistance for people who otherwise have no means of transportation. Transportation expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements. (AIRS BT-8300)

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MT

Statewide

Address: MT
Services Provided: Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. Our network of 1,400+ pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/16/2014

Great Falls, MT

PO Box 7008
Great Falls, MT 59406
Phone: 406-455-5840
Organization Name: Benefis Health System Foundation
Address: PO Box 7008
Great Falls, MT 59406
Phone: 406-455-5840
Fax: 406-455-4821
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: The "Angel Fund" is designed to help Northcentral MT families who have children under the age of 18 with catastrophic illnesses.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: The fund is to assist families with a variety of medical travel related expenses.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/6/2018

Helena, MT

P.O. Box 6488
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: 406-443-6100
Address: P.O. Box 6488
Helena, MT 59604
Phone: 406-443-6100
Toll Free Phone: 800-292-7114
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: Full or Basic Medicaid Coverage
Services Provided: Travel assistance benefits are funds that help Medicaid members with transportation costs. These funds help members get to and from medical appointments. When the member meets certain requirements, he/she may get help with mileage, meals, and lodging. The Medicaid Transportation Center must approve all trips before travel.

Meals and lodging are covered when the member must remain overnight. Coverage of meals begins the second day the member stays. Transportation is covered to and from the member’s appointment. The transportation method is based on the member’s medical needs. The member may use the following types of transportation: personal transportation (privately owned vehicle), specialized non-emergency transportation (wheelchair or stretcher van), or commercial transportation (taxi, bus, etc.).
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 7/13/2016

Missoula, MT

Address: P.O. Box 235
Missoula, MT 59806
Phone: 406-370-2159
Fax: 406-251-7017
Eligibility: Residents of Montana; The foundation expects to identify needs and monitor progress in the following manner: An application, adequate documentation by the attending physician confirming the need for specialized attention, communication from the medical facility from which the child will be treated, receipts for expenses that meet the support requirements and the mission of the fund
Services Provided: Financial support to families in need of a higher level of medical care for their child. The funds benefits include but are not limited to the following:
- Travel expenses (motel, food, gasoline, and emergency travel (i.e. airfare)
- Approved cancer-treating prescriptions not covered by health insurance
- Reimbursement for CAT scans, ultrasounds, bone scans, or MRIs that fall outside of the definition of inpatient cancer treatment which is not covered under many health insurance policies.

The finances are awarded on a three tier system:
Tier I: financial aid to families with children currently in treatment and continuing cancer treatment
Tier II: assistance for children with major medical needs who do not have cancer
Tier III: financial support for children with special needs who are not requiring major medical care
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/10/2016

Whitefish, MT

PO Box 21
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-8146
Address: PO Box 21
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-862-8146
Email: hello@forthechildrenmt.org
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: Child is 0 - 18 yrs of age, Family must reside in Montana, Treatment outside the area is prescribed by a licensed MD, No other financial resources are available, and Family meets annual household income criteria.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: For the Children, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to Montana families with children in need of medical treatment outside their community. Monies assist families with travel expenses such as transportation, lodging, and meals. Financial assistance is provided on a reimbursement basis.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/4/2018

Nationwide

Address:
Phone: 800-359-1711
Toll Free Phone: 800-359-1711
Fax: 702-261-0497
Email: flightspecialist@miracleflights.org
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: To improve access to health care by providing free medical air transportation to low-income children and adults via commercial airlines; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/19/2018

Nationwide

1515 East 71st Street, Suite 312
Tulsa, OK 74136
Address: 1515 East 71st Street, Suite 312
Tulsa, OK 74136
Toll Free Phone: 888-260-9707
Fax: 815-572-9192
Services Provided: The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilot members are dedicated to community service. This site will introduce you to us and to all the groups we list whose volunteers perform public benefit flying for health care, patient transport, disaster relief, educational experiences for youth, environmental support, and other missions of public service.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 5/9/2018
4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Address: 4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Toll Free Phone: 800-768-0238
Services Provided: Angel Wheels to Healing (formerly Angel Bus) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing compassionate, non-emergency long-distance ground transportation to patients in need. A typical trip supported by Angel Wheels to Healing does not exceed 300 miles (one-way), and we do not normally handle trips within a local area or community. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, routinely for cancer patients traveling daily for treatment.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/30/2018
1 Loop Road
Onne Loop Road
West Harrison, NY 10604
Phone: 914-328-1313
Organization Name: Corporate Angel Network
Address: 1 Loop Road
Onne Loop Road
West Harrison, NY 10604
Phone: 914-328-1313
Toll Free Phone: 866-328-1313
Fax: 914-328-3938
Eligibility: Receiving treatment from nationally recognized cancer treatment facility.
Services Provided: Provides flights for cancer patients and bone marrow donors and recipients that are traveling to and from nationally recognized cancer treatment centers within the United States and Canada.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/3/2019
2601 Hansford Avenue
Batavia, IL
Phone: 630-780-0129
Address: 2601 Hansford Avenue
Batavia, IL
Phone: 630-780-0129
Fax: 630-239-2372
Services Provided: A nonprofit that assists individuals/families in the event of an emergency/crisis situation by providing financial assistance for air travel as well as hotel accommodations and rental car if deemed necessary.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/30/2018
Address: 6900 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 877-968-7233
Fax: 214-570-3621
Email: info@cdfund.org
Eligibility: Patients suffering from chronic medical conditions who have limited financial means.
Services Provided: Helps patients get access to the medications they need, pay insurance co-pays, transportation, insurance premiums, finding insurance coverage, and emotional support.
Provider Profiles: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019
Address: UT
Eligibility: Patients of participating healthcare provider, organization, or insurance
Services Provided: Available in all markets that have Lyft.
- Healthcare providers may book rides for patients directly. This option does not require patients to have a smartphone. Ride updates may be sent by text or communicated by the healthcare provider.
- Patients may book a ride using the link provided by their healthcare provider.
- Contact your healthcare provider for information about any costs associated with Lyft Business Healthcare.
- Healthcare providers can use the link above to get more information or become a participating provider.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/26/2018
Address: 55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-744-0100
Toll Free Phone: 800-634-7207
Fax: 203-263-9938
Eligibility: Persons with a rare disease.
Services Provided: NORD is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Co-pay Assistance Program.
Patient Assistance Program, RareCare: helps patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford. These programs provide medication, financial assistance with insurance premiums and co-pays, diagnostic testing assistance, and travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 6/3/2019
Address: PO Box 5930
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: 800-366-7741
Toll Free Phone: 888-700-7010
Fax: 804-744-9388
Email: psiops@uneedpsi.org
Eligibility: Financial assistance for insured and uninsured patients with chronic illnesses. Assistance is focused on a limited number of around 20 diseases, and the list always changes.
Services Provided: Provides online disease and treatment information as well as limited financial assistance for patients with chronic illnesses who are struggling to keep up with expensive premiums and copayments. Available programs and specific illnesses are regularly updated. Financial assistance includes: subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums; providing pharmacy and treatment copayment assistance; assisting with Medicare Part D co-insurance; providing travel assistance for transportation reimbursement.
Provider Profiles: Online resources
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/9/2019
Address: UT
Eligibility: Patients of participating healthcare provider, organization, or insurance
Services Provided: Available in all markets that have Uber.
- Healthcare providers may book rides for patients directly. This option does not require patients to have a smartphone. Ride updates may be sent by text or communicated by the healthcare provider.
- Patients may book a ride using the link provided by their healthcare provider.
- Contact your healthcare provider for information about any costs associated with Uber Health.
- Healthcare providers can use the link above to get more information or become a participating provider.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 11/26/2018
PO Box 872
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 866-619-4647
Address: PO Box 872
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 866-619-4647
Eligibility: Entire northeast United States
Services Provided: The mission of Wings Flights of Hope Inc. is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 5/9/2018