Travel & Lodging

Because cutaneous lymphoma is a rare disease, treatment facilities are often located a distance from home. Even when facilities are close to home, travel and transportation costs can add up. This section provides options for financial assistance, lodging options and travel services to help reduce costs.

LRF T-Cell Lymphoma Transportation Assistance Fund

The Lymphoma Research Foundation T-Cell Lymphoma Transportation Assistance Fund grant program provides financial assistance to T-cell lymphoma patients (including those with forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma) who are uninsured or have adequate medical insurance but struggle to pay for transportation costs (e.g., mileage, parking, tolls, gas, train tickets, etc.) to get to and from treatment. Grants in the amount of $500 will be awarded and applicants can re-apply every 6 months for a total maximum annual award of $1,000.

Applicants must: 1) Complete an application and demonstrate financial need; and 2) Be currently undergoing T-cell lymphoma treatment as certified by their physician. For more information, visit the LRF's website or call the Lymphoma Helpline at 800.500.9976.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. CFAC educates patients and providers about existing resources and links to other organizations that can provide additional assistance.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about its financial burdens. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. They also have a Patient Travel Assistance Program. The LLS can also help you find additional sources of help. For more information, contact 800.955.4572 or visit their website.

Patient Airlift Services, Inc.

Patient Airlift Services Inc. (PALS), founded in 2010, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that arranges FREE air transportation through their volunteer pilot network for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up, for military personnel and their families, or for other compassionate and humanitarian purposes. Patient AirLift Services arranges volunteer medical flights in the greater Northeast region as far west as Ohio and as far south as Virginia. There is never a cost to the patient and there is no limit to the amount of flights an individual can request. For more information visit their website or call631.694.7257

National Patient Travel Center

The purpose of the National Patient Travel Center is to ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. Their National Patient Travel HELPLINE is a free service that provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation providing referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network. For more information, contact 800.296.1217 or visit their website.

Corporate Angel Network

Through the generosity of many large corporations, the Corporate Angel Network fills empty seats on corporate jets with cancer patients in need of travel assistance. Eligibility to participate is open to all cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients who are ambulatory and not in need of medical support while traveling. Eligibility is not based on financial need and patients may travel as often as necessary. For more information, visit their website or contact 866.328.1313.

Angel Flight

Angel Flight arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. For more information, contact 918.749.8992 or visit their website.

Air Care Alliance

Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service. When there is financial need, private pilots volunteer their time to transport patients to necessary treatments. For more information, contact 888.260.9707, 918.745.0384 or visit their website.

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need. For more information, visit their website or call 800.227.2345.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.

The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc. is a nationwide professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. For more information, visit their website or call 800.542.9730.