Lifeline Provides Transportation to Cancer Patients

Recognizing that transportation to and from treatment is often one of the most difficult challenges cancer patients face, the Lifeline Transportation Program makes transportation to and from treatment more accessible to cancer patients.

Funded by a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, the Lifeline Transportation Program is designed to meet this need by bringing together community organizations and transportation providers to transport cancer patients to and from their cancer treatment appointments.

This important community coalition is designed to identify cancer patients’ transportation barriers, find solutions through community partnerships, and transport patients to their lifesaving and life-sustaining treatments.

Cancer patients and their families can call the American Cancer Society and speak to a cancer information specialist about their diagnosis, treatment and needs. If transportation is identified as a need and the patient is eligible for the service, the counselor works through the Lifeline Transportation Program to coordinate transportation to and from cancer treatment appointments. A patient services representative then follows up with patients to assess their personal experience and match additional needs with appropriate resources.

For more information about the American Cancer Society's transportation programs, call 1-800-ACS-2345.