Transplant recipients must travel to the hospital for frequent follow-up appointments and labs in the months following transplant. These recipients often lack the resources to afford fuel costs associated with this required travel.
The goal of the Transportation Assistance Program is to provide financial assistance to residence of Georgia that have been recently transplanted to mitigate fuel costs associated with follow-up care. The Transportation Program is not meant to cover all fuel costs or parking fees. The program is not intended to address long-term follow-up visits to the transplant center.
- Legal, permanent resident of Georgia.
- Eligible Persons – Transplant recipients.
- Transportation Assistance is based on financial need and must be approved in 30-day increments. It will be offered for a maximum of three (3) months following the date of transplant.
- The amount of the fuel card offered will be based on the distance from the patient’s home to the transplant center. Frequency of required follow-up visits will be considered as well.
- GTF application will be submitted by the social worker. It should include an assessment of need related to distance and documented frequency of required post-transplant visits.
- If approved, notice will be given to the referring social worker. Fuel cards will be mailed to the patient.