Medical Flights

Medical Flights

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National (US)

Air Charity Network (Website)

Air Charity Network is a charitable organization that provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Air Charity Network members also coordinate flights to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriners Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, and for many other humanitarian reasons.

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Angel Flight Central (Website)

Angel Flight Central (AFC) is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission it is to “Serve people in need by arranging charitable flights for health care or other humanitarian purposes.”

Today, AFC volunteers and supporters throughout the Midwest have made possible over 20,000 flights “free of charge” covering over 8 million miles. We are helping thousands of families access specialized health care, special needs camps, and other destinations for disaster response efforts and compassionate reasons.

Angel Flight Central, in the heart of the mid-west, collaborating coast-to-coast as we give hope wings every day!

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Mercy Medical Angels (Website)

MMA administers charitable or deep-discount airline ticket programs for patients and patient escorts in cooperation with the major U.S. airlines.  Ambulatory outpatient travel in excess of 750 miles necessitates the use of airline resources.  Special circumstances can make the use of these programs for even shorter distances advisable.  MMA flight coordinators are highly experienced in these diverse and often changing airline patient ticket programs.

Mercy Medical also offers GROUND TRANSPORTATION. MMA’s Angel Wheels™ program includes transport by the provision of commercial bus or Amtrak tickets, or the provision of gas cards if a friend can drive or an automobile is available or transport can be provided by a volunteer long-distance driver.

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Miracle Flights (Website)

We provide financial assistance to low-income children for commercial air travel to obtain special medical care; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action. Qualifying families can receive travel assistance for the child patient and up to 2 parents or legal guardians. Flights for adult patients (age 18 and up) are provided for the patient and caregiver, if medically necessary. Applications should be submitted a recommended 14 days prior to departure.

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Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Program (Website)

Through the Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) we provide complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations. Southwest allows participating nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation nonprofit organizations the freedom to determine how to distribute the tickets to patients and/or caregivers.

We’re proud to partner with nonprofit hospitals and organizations in our 2015 Medical Transportation Grant Program. Each hospital has its own guidelines for administration of these tickets, so please contact the Social Work, Travel/Concierge Service, or Patient Assistance Department directly from one of the links to see if you qualify for travel assistance.

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Regional

 Children’s Flights of Hope (Website)

Children’s Flight of Hope provides free air transportation to and from medical facilities for seriously ill and injured children who – due to medical, financial, or logistical reasons – are unable to reach their destinations by any other method. Currently, CFOH serves families who live in and are traveling to medical facilities within the eastern continental United States.

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Patient Airlift Services (Website)

Patient AirLift Services arranges volunteer medical flights and free air transportation for needy individuals throughout the greater Northeast region, from Virginia to Maine, Ohio to Massachusetts.

PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away home for long periods. PALS is proud to assist military personnel and their families with free flights to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation processes for our wounded veterans.

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Wings Flights of Hope (Website)

Wings Flights are available to all that may need medical attention, including our troops.

Many of of our patients are children, however adults of all ages are also flown FREE of charge. All patients have the option to have family members join them on the flights, also FREE of charge. Wings Flights of Hope covers flights in the entire northeast United States. Typical flight times in our general aviation aircrafts will range from two to three hours per flight or longer.