National Travel and Lodging Resources
National Patient Travel Center - (800) 296-1217
The National Patient Travel HELPLINE provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.
Patient Airlift Service - (888) 818-1231
Patient AirLift Services arranges free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes.
Lifeline Pilots - (800) 822-7972
LifeLine Pilots facilitates transportation for on-going medical treatments, diagnosis and follow-up care through pilot donation of flight expenses and time.
Air Charity Network - (877) 621-7177
Air Charity Network™ (ACN) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis.
Angel Flights - (918) 749-8992
Angel Flights is a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends; they arrange free air transportation for any legitimate, charitable, medically related need. Angel Flight primarily serves patients needing transportation to or from the heartland region.
Angel Flights - Northeast - (800) 549-9980
Angel Flights NE provide air transportation in private aircraft by volunteer pilots so that children and adults may access life saving medical care free of charge. Angel Flight Northeast flies extensively in the Northeast portion of the country.
Angel Bus - (800) 768-0238
Angel Bus is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing compassionate, non-emergency long-distance ground transportation to patients in need who meet financial guidelines.
Lodging - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor - (734) 994-4442
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Initial arrangements are made through the social worker assigned to the patient’s case. Subsequent stays may be arranged directly, by patient family. Rate is $10 per night. Located 0.7 miles from University of Michigan.
Univ. of Michigan Patient and Visitor Accommodation Program - (800) 544-8684
They handle your lodging needs so you can focus on the important things –providing support and care to your loved ones while they are being treated at the University of Michigan Health System, or coming to U-M for your own medical care. They will take your information and preferences on accommodations, make your reservations at the best rate, provide you with information about hotel amenities, give directions to the hotel and answer your questions.
Lodging - Baltimore, MD
Hostelling International - Baltimore, 17 W Mulberry Street,
Baltimore - (410) 576-8880
Located less than 2 miles from Wilmer Eye Institute, HI-Baltimore offers a free make your own pancake breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Lodging - Chicago, Illinois
Ronald McDonald House, 5444 S. Drexel Ave., Chicago - (773) 324-5437
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Initial arrangements are made through the social worker assigned to the patient’s case. Subsequent stays may be arranged directly, by patient family. Located 9.2 miles from University of Illinois.
Additional location at 622 W. Deming Pl., Chicago. Located 7.3 miles from University of Chicago. (773) 348-5322
IMD Guest House Foundation - 600 S. Hoyne Ave. Chicago -
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Guest House provides family and friends of patients receiving treatment with comfortable affordable accommodations for as long as they need it. Suites, with fully equipped kitchen, are available for $40 - $50 per night for families that can afford it; however, no one in need is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.
Hostelling International - Chicago - 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago - (312) 360-0300
The Chicago hostel is located in heart of downtown Chicago and easy to get to from airports, bus, train and car. You will be within walking distance of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Sears Tower, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium. Capacity for 500 guests. Facilities include a big self-service kitchen, library, internet access, laundry and two cafes. $30 - $35 per person per night. Located 2.9 miles from Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Lodging - Great Neck, NY
Ronald McDonald House, 267-07 76th Ave., New Hyde Park - (516) 775-5683
The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to give comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities. A “home away from home”, the House provides the parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden. Families are referred to the House through a hospital’s social work department. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island requests a donation of $25 per night per room. This includes lodging, use of the kitchen and laundry facilities and on-site parking. Located 2.5 miles from North Shore - LIJ Ophthalmology.
Lodging - Houston, TX
Ronald McDonald House, 1907 Holcombe Blvd., Houston - (713) 795-3500
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Initial arrangements are made through the social worker assigned to the patient’s case. Subsequent stays may be arranged directly, by patient family. Maximum stay is 30 days. Located 0.4 miles from Alkek Eye Center. Rate is on a sliding scale.
Hostelling International - Houston, 501 Lovett Boulevard, Houston - (713) 636-9776
Travellers from around the world will be treated to Texas-sized hospitality and camaraderie with fellow hostellers at the Houston hostel. Close to public transportation, downtown and the museum district, everyone will find fun things to do in Houston. Walking distance to affordable restaurants, coffee houses, and clubs, hostel guests will also enjoy Houston night life. $20 - $22 per person per night. Located 4.0 miles from Alkek Eye Center.
Lodging - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, 4560 Fountain Ave, LA - (323) 644-3000
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Requires referral from the hospital. Maximum stay is 30 days. Located 7.1 miles from Doheny Eye Center.
Seton Guest Center, 262 S. Lake St., Los Angeles - (213) 484-7767
Rate is $65 per night. Primarily serves patient of St. Vincent's Medical Center, but will acommodate patients of other medical facilities if space allows.
Lodging - Manhattan, New York
Ronald McDonald House, 405 E. 73rd St., New York - (212) 639-0100
At Ronald McDonald House New York, we support each family and coordinate emotional and physical services, psychological care, ministry support, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties and camaraderie for parents struggling with their child’s cancer diagnosis. Rate is $35 per night. Stay must be arranged through the hospital social worker assigned to the child's case. Located 0.4 miles from Weill Cornell Eye Associates.
Miracle House, 80 8th Ave, New York - (212) 989-7790 x13
Miracle House provides temporary housing, meals, and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to New York City for critical medical treatment.All guests must be 18 or older - no children. Located 4.1 miles from Weill Cornell Eye Associates. Rate is $50 per night for a three bedroom apartment.
Hostelling International - New York, 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York - (212) 932-2300
HI-New York is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side, only two blocks from Central Park, a main subway line, a 24 hour grocery store and only a 10 minute train ride to Times Square, Penn Station and all the great things New York City has to offer! Rate is $38 - $49 per person per night. Located 3.4 miles from Weill Cornell Eye Associates.
Lodging - San Francisco, CA
Hostelling International offers three hostels in the San Francisco Bay area: City Center Hostel, Downtown Hostel and Fisherman's Wharf Hostel.
City Center Hostel, 685 Ellis St., San Francisco - (415) 474-5721
Located 4.1 miles from the PROSE clinic at the Proctor Foundation. It offers private rooms as well as 4-5 bed dorms, all with private baths, as well as free continental breakfast. Prices range from $24 - $96 per night for single occupancy.
Downtown Hostel, 312 Mason Street, San Francisco - (415) 788-5604
Located 4.8 miles from the PROSE clinic at the Proctor Foundation, in the heart of San francisco's tourist district. They offer free breakfast and free Wi-Fi and are convenient to public transportation. Prices range from $39 - $117 per night for single occupancy.
Fisherman's Wharf Hostel, Fort Mason, Building 240, San Francisco - (415) 771-7277
Located 5.2 miles from the PROSE clinic at the Proctor Foundation, Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is located on the waterfront, in a National Park setting with views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. They offer free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Prices range from $29 - $105 per night for single occupancy.