Traveling To Appointments

Help With Traveling To Medical Appointments

Patient-Travel is the nation's only single source of referral information on the full spectrum of charitable long-distance air medical transport options. MMA offers this 24-hour nationwide hotline as a service in support of the National Charitable Air Transportation System.

Patient-Travel serves to make referrals and provide "how to get there" assistance for any patient needing to travel to a distant specialized medical facility for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients served are people for whom the cost of long-distance travel for medical care is difficult financially.

Mercy Medical Airlift Patient Assistance Center

4620 Haygood Road, Suite 1

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Phone: 757-318-9174

Patient travel: 800-296-1217 (Travel helpline)

Fax: 757-318-9107

Mercy Medical Airlift

Patients Needing Help Call


Administrative Office

4620 Haygood Road Ste. 1

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Admin. Phone: 757-318-9174

Fax: 757-464-1284

Washington D.C. Office

PO Box 1940 Manassas, VA 20108-0804

Phone: 703-361-1191


Angel Flight

Angel Flight, Inc.

1515 East 71st Street Ste. 312

Tulsa, OK 74136

Phone: 918.749.8992

Fax: 918.745.0879



Miracle Flights

Miracle Flights for Kids

2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #115

Green Valley, NV 89014-2120

Phone: (702) 261-0494

Toll Free: (800) Fly-1711

Fax: (702) 261-0497

Air Charity Network

4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Toll free: 800.549.9980

Children's Flight of Hope, Inc.

113 Edinburgh South, Suite 203

Cary, NC 27511

Phone: 919.466.8593

Fax: 919.460.8160

LifeLine Pilots, Inc.

Byerly Terminal, Suite 302

Greater Peoria Regional Airport

6100 W. Dirksen Parkway Peoria, IL 61607

Northwoods AirLifeLine

P.O. Box 2973

Kingsford, MI 49802-2973

Toll free: 800.311.1760

Volunteer Pilots Association

P.O. Box 471

Bridgeville, PA 15017

Phone: 412.221.1374

Fax: 412.221.1374

Veterans Airlift Command

5775 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 700

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: 952.582.2911

Wings of Mercy

10720 Adams Street

Holland, MI 49423

Phone: 616.396.1077

Toll free: 888.78.MERCY

Fax: 616.396.0650

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grants

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. Click HERE to see if the facility you need to travel to is listed.

Corporate Angel Network- Free flights for cancer patients and their families. Private jets used by corporations that have empty seats, free flights. No financial requirements. One of many advantages is low risk of exposure to contagious illness because just a few people are on plane. 1-914 328 1313.

TWA Operation Liftoff- Providing special trips to children who are facing life threatening illness." Free flights, no financial requirements. Call 314-298-1699.

Delta AirSky Wish at United Way- Free flights, no financial requirements. Call 1-800-892-2757 ext. 285, Christina Walker.

Angel Bus Transportation- Mercy Medical Airlift®, a national non-profit charity, took over the administration of Angel Bus in 2009. Patients may access help from Angel Bus by calling 1-800-768-0238 or by emailing

AmTrak Discount Train Fares- Reservations & Customer Service 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or TDD/TTY (1-800-523-6590)

Thanks to Flying Magazine for providing some of this helpful information!