The Cancer Center Offers Free Patient Transportation
Transportation can be a headache for patients who need treatment for cancer, especially if they are unable to drive. That’s why UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center offers free patient transportation.
The service extends to patients who live inside Loop 1604, a major interchange that encircles parts of San Antonio. A caregiver, relative or friend can accompany each patient.
The transportation service is managed by the cancer center's Patient and Family Services group, which operates three vehicles driven by professional drivers. The vans can accommodate from eight to 12 passengers.
Patients are picked up at their residences up to two hours before their scheduled appointment at the cancer center. Once their treatments are finished, their return trip home is arranged.
To qualify, patients must be over 60-years of age and meet certain financial guidelines. Patients must also be mobile because the vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair lifts.
To arrange for transportation or to get more information, cancer center patients may call 210 450-5570.