If you’re not lucky enough to live near a center of excellence for Cushing’s treatment, you may need to travel far and often to get the best medical care. This can be a huge financial burden, as even those who have health insurance may find that travel costs are not covered. There are organizations that assist those in need of travel for medical purposes. Each organization has its own criteria, so you need to contact each one to find out if they are able to help in your particular situation. CSRF does not endorse any particular organization; rather, we are making this list available to our members, and would welcome any feedback you might have.
Angel Flight, If you go to this website and enter your state, it will direct you to the chapter that handles your geographic area. Phone: 1- 918-749-8992
Miracle Flights for Kids, toll-free phone 1-800-FLY-1711. Despite the title, their services are not limited to children.
Mercy Medical Airlift, toll-free phone 1-800-296-1217.
National Patient Travel Center, Provides information about all types of charitable long distance medical transportation.
Airlift Hope America, serving patients departing from North Carolina and Tennessee,
Air Compassion America, toll-free phone 866-270-9198
Air Compassion for Veterans, toll-free phone 888-662-6794
Air Charity Network, toll-free phone 877-621-7177
Angel Bus, Ground transportation, toll-free phone 1-800-768-0238
Children’s Flight of Hope, phone (919) 466-8593
Hope Air, serving Canada, toll-free phone 1-877-346-HOPE
Kid One, serves specific counties in Alabama, toll-free phone 800-543-7143
Angel MedFlight, Air Ambulance for critically ill or seriously injured patients,
Northwoods Air Lifeline, serving flights originating in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin, toll free phone 1 – 800 – 311 – 1760
Operation Liftoff, serves children, phone 1-(314) 298-9770
Wings of Mercy East Michigan, serving those within 600 miles of East Michigan, toll free phone 1- (866) 32-MERCY
Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program, provides complimentary round trip tickets to some non-profit hospitals and medical transportation companies.
And once you get there, Homes that Help and Heal, can help you find a place to stay.
A number of hotels offer a hospital rate if you ask.