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Free & Low Cost Medical Transport Services A - Z

 

Angel Bus
Provides free non emergency ground transportation for financially stressed people seeking medical attention at a distant facility. Volunteer motor home owners nationwide provide their coach, time and fuel.
Contact Information

Angel Bus c/o Mercy Medical Airlift
4620 Haygood Road, Suite 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Telephone: (757) 333 0084 (main number) or (800) 296-1217 (National Patient Travel HELPLINE)

Web: http://www.Angel-Bus.Org

 

Angel Flight

Will provide free air transportation up to 1,500 air miles for those who are in need medical treatment.

Santa Monica, CA

Contact Information

Web: http://www.angelflight.org/

Email: info@angelflight.org

 

Children's Flight of Hope, Inc.

Non-profit organization that will provide free air transportation to and from a medical facility for treatment to children with critical medical needs.

Cary, NC

Contact Information

Web: http://www.childrensflightofhope.org/

Email: info@childrensflightofhope.org

 

Corporate Angel Network
Organization which arranges free plane transportation for cancer patients and bone marrow donors going to and/or from recognized cancer treatment centers.  Must be able to walk up the stairs of a private aircraft without assistance and require no form of medical help or life support while on board.  Call with a specific date. Requests are taken up to 3 weeks in advance.

Contact Information
Toll Free: 800-328-4226
Web: www.corpangelnetwork.org
Email: info@corpangelnetwork.org
 

Flights For Life

Provides a round-trip air transportation for medical needy individuals who must travel to and from their residence for a non-emergency medical treatment.

Phoenix, AZ

Contact Information

Web: http://members.cox.net/flightsforlife/

 

Hope Air

Hope Air is a registered charity who arranges free medical air transportation to Canadians who must travel to receive medical care out of area location.

Toronto, Ontario

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-877-346-4673
Web: http://www.hopeair.org

 

Kid One Transport

Birmingham, AL

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-543-7143

Web: http://www.kidone.org/

 

Lifeline Pilots

Private non-profit organization that provides people in a medical & financial distress with access to free air transportation for health care on a private aircraft.

Peoria, IL

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-822-7972

Web: http://www.lifelinepilots.org/index2.htm

 
Mercy MedFlight
Mercy MedFlight is the nation’s only free, charitable air ambulance. We operate our own jet aircraft, with a nurse and paramedic or medical technician on each flight, for the benefit of non-ambulatory patients requiring air transport over long distance, and requiring medical care enroute, who have no means to afford a private air ambulance service.
Fort Worth, TX

Contact Information
Phone: 817-626-6082

Email: mmf@mercymedflight.org
Web: http://www.mercymedflight.org
 

Mercy Medical Airlift
Organization dedicated to connecting persons in medical and financial crisis with providers of charitable patient air transportation services. Must verify financial need and physician must indicate that travel is for essential and necessary medical care.
Manassas, VA

Contact Information
Toll Free: 800-296-1191
Web: www.mercymedical.org
Email: mercymed@aol.com

 

Miracle Flights for Kids
Provides free air medical transportation to families who needs necessary medical treatment out of the state. (will travel everywhere with no mileage limit).

Green Valley, NV

Contact Information
Web: http://www.miracleflights.com/index.html

 

National Patient Air Transport Helpline
Will provide needy kids referrals to a charitable air medical transportation to see out of area specialist.

Virginia Beach, VA

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-296-1217
Web: http://www.npath.org/

 

Northwoods Air Life Line
Non-profit organization who help people obtain medical assistance that is unavailable to them in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to destinations in Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio & the low area regions in Michigan.

Kingsford, MI

Contact Information

Toll Free: 1-800-311-1760

Web: http://www.northwoodsairlifeline.org/index.html

 

Operation Liftoff
When specialized treatment is required from medical specialists at health facilities distant from the home of a child, Operation Liftoff will provide air travel for any qualifying child under the age of 18 years and one parent. Any child between the ages of three thru eighteen, who is afflicted with a life threatening illness and has not received a wish trip from another organization, is eligible for a dream trip with Operation Liftoff. Most children choose Disney World in Orlando, Florida. However, O.L. has also sent children to other chosen places; i.e. the White House, a Formula One racing event in Colorado, and to New York for a Broadway play and dinner. Operation Liftoff does not put a child on a waiting list.

Contact Information

4204 Bonfils
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Telephone: (314) 298-9770
Outside the St. Louis Area: (888) 354-5757
Fax: (314) 298-1699
Web: http://www.operationliftoff.com/
Email: info@operationliftoff.com

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Hotline

Toll Free Hotline for air travelers with disabilities - click here for more information.  Air travelers who want information about the rights of persons with disabilities in air travel or who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the Hotline to obtain assistance at 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TTY).

 

A Helping Hand for a Child in Need: Wings of Mercy East Michigan
One of the most difficult challenges a parent can face is the diagnosis of a severely ill child. What can make this life altering situation worse is the helplessness of the unknown, will my child recover and where is the best medical treatment available. Many times, the specialized treatment is more than a few miles away leading to financial concerns as well as travel restrictions… Most parents will agree – they will do anything to keep their son and/or daughter healthy – no cost is too great. In today’s environment of miracle cures and out-of-sight medical costs, Wings of Mercy East Michigan, a non-profit charity, is assisting families with ill children by flying – for free– these young patients to medical facilities for treatment. Click here for more information (PDF).

Contact Information

Wings of Mercy East Michigan, Inc.
P.O. Box 2009
Bay City, MI 48707
Web: http://www.wingseastmi.org

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Reminder

The Toll Free Hotline for air travelers with disabilities has been in operation since August 2002 and is available for callers from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week. It is currently not being fully utilized. The Hotline serves two main purposes: (1) education, and (2) assistance in resolving disability-related air travel problems.

* Many air travelers with disabilities are not aware of their rights and the Hotline, in part, exists as an educational service to inform air travelers with disabilities about their rights under the Air Carrier Access Act and the Department's implementing regulations 14 CFR Part 382 (Part 382). Hotline operators are well versed in the ACAA and Part 382 and can provide callers with on the spot general information about the rights of air travelers with disabilities. The Hotline operators also respond to requests for printed consumer information about air travel rights for people with disabilities.

* The Hotline can also assist air travelers with disabilities in resolving real time or upcoming issues with air carriers. The purpose of "real-time" assistance is to facilitate airline compliance with DOT's rules by suggesting to the passenger and the airline involved alternative customer-service solutions to the problem. The airline remains responsible for deciding what action will be taken to resolve the issue in accordance with the ACAA and Part 382. Generally, if a caller has a real time problem or an upcoming issue with an air carrier, a Hotline Duty Officer will contact that air carrier and attempt to resolve the issue. For example, there have been a number of incidents in which Hotline Duty Officers have contacted air carriers and convinced them to accept service animals and electric wheelchairs on board flights, to stow folding wheelchairs in the cabin, and to provide requested wheelchair assistance.

Air travelers who want information about the rights of persons with disabilities in air travel or who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the Hotline to obtain assistance at: 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TTY).

 

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