Travel & Emergency Preparedness

Air Care Alliance (ACA)
Pilot volunteers from many public benefit flying organizations work to transport patients in need to facilities where they are able to receive medical attention they require.

Angel Flight America
A national network of seven aviation charities handling long-distance charitable medical air transportation in the U.S.

Center for Children with Special Needs: Care Notebook
Handy parent organizer with downloadable forms for managing your child's special health care needs including appointments and medications. Produced by Seattle Children's Hospital.

Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Universally accepted, standardized forms and guidelines for pediatricians, health care providers and caregivers. Produced by the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Harboring Hearts
Provides information on housing for families during hospitalization, support services and links to other resources.

MedicAlert
Leading emergency medical identification and information service.

National Association of Hospitality Houses
Provides homelike lodging near major hospitals to persons who must travel to receive outpatient care or need to be with a patient receiving treatment.

National Patient Travel Center
Serves as a clearinghouse of information on charitable or discounted airline ticket programs for patients and patient escorts, including special child-lift services for U.S. clinical research centers.

NIH Office of Rare Diseases: Patient Travel & Lodging
Links to charitable or special fare flights to research or treatment sites, hospital hospitality houses and fee-for-service ambulance services.

Patient Airlift Services
Provides free air transportation based on need to individuals requiring medical care or other humanitarian purposes.

Pediatric Oncology Resource Center: Airline Flights
Links and description to organizations that provide discounted or free airline flights for patients that need to travel for medical reasons.

Ronald McDonald House
Works to create a world where children have access to quality health care and their families are better able to support and comfort them while actively participating in their care.

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