How to get to and from your cancer treatment appointments when driving yourself isn't an option
As of now, there isn't any form of cancer treatment that can be done completely at home, so transportation can become an issue for cancer patients. Sometimes, the treatment itself can have side effects that make it difficult to drive. Even patients with a strong support system may need help getting to their appointments from time to time.
University of Michigan Transportation Assistance
There are many ways to get patients to and from the University of Michigan for medical care. Our dedicated social workers are available to help to determine solutions, identify transportation resources, and arrange patient transportation for those who qualify. Call us at 800-888-9825 to determine your eligibility. Please note: we don’t offer our own transportation service; we provide resources, check insurance coverage, and arrange the service. We also provide discounted parking for eligible individuals.
Visit the Public Transportation page in the UMHS Patient & Visitor Guide to get information about the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA), the U-M Bus System and area taxi companies.
The American Cancer Society 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. 800-227-2345 or visit the a href="https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html">Road to Recovery Program website.
Other national transportation resources:
Air Charity Network | 877-621-7177
the Samfund (Support for young adult cancer survivors) | 866-439-9365.