What Kinds of Medical Transportation Services Programs are Offered?
Various organizations offer programs that help with transportation services for individuals with specific diagnoses or conditions who have have no other means to pay for these services. Some are national in scope, while others are limited to people in specific states. Most have some type of eligibility requirements, usually financial ones. Some cover one specific diagnosis, while others cover whole categories (such as all types of cancers) or even all chronic medical illnesses.
Additionally, some of these programs may offer other types of assistance, for example, access to lodging, medications and medical supplies, insurance co-payment and premiums assistance, child or respite care, etc.
How to Search for Medical Transportation Services Programs
The programs are sorted in three ways:
Tips for Searching for Medical Transportation Services Programs
In most cases, it's best to search by the type of diagnosis. Because programs are listed in several ways, it's important to know how to find all the programs that can help you:
- First, look for your specific diagnosis (e.g. "Breast Cancer"). If your specific diagnosis isn't listed then:
- Look under the general category for your diagnosis (e.g. Cancer All).
- Look also under the most general category (e.g. "Chronic, Serious or Life-Threatening Illness").
- When you click on a diagnosis, you may also notice other suggestions of categories to look under at the top of the program listings.
If your organization helps people with the costs of a Transportation Services program, we will add it to the website. Please fill out and submit the online Program Information form below:
As of 01/17/2018, we have information on 75 Transportation Services Services programs.
Complete the Add a Program Information Form.