MESOTHELIOMA TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION
Lodging near Cancer Centers
The following accommodation listings are not an endorsement of the facility
by Mesothelioma Web or the individual Cancer Centers. They are meant solely
to provide options for patient travel. Most
of the listings below are for short-term stays. Please call for information
on rates and amenities. For information on long-term stay options, contact
the Patient Services Department at the Cancer Center of your choice.
Hope Lodges The American Cancer Society created
Hope Lodge to provide a temporary residence to those patients who meet
certain eligibility criteria. Patients must come from a permanent residence
more than 50 miles from their treatment facility where they are receiving
outpatient treatment, and require a three day or longer stay in that area
for treatment. Residents must be approved for admission by their physician.
These lodges do not have nursing services, but someone is on duty at all times. The American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 has information about lodges. You should contact the lodges directly for more information.
Travel Center (1-800-296-1217)
This organization offers transportation and hospitality service to patients needing to travel long distances for specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. Some services are free and others are at highly discounted rates. Patients may call the National Patient Travel HELPLINE at 1-800-296-1217 or go to www.cancerpatienttravel.org.
Angel Flight is a name used by several non-profit organizations that fly ambulatory patients who cannot afford the cost of travel to medical facilities for diagnosis and treatment. The organizations set their own criteria but they often have systems where pilots donate their time, aircraft and fuel free of charge for patients who qualify.
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