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