Transplant recipients must travel to the hospital for frequent follow-up appointments and labs in the months following their transplant.
Georgia Transplant Foundation’s Transportation Assistance Program was officially launched in 2014 with the goal of providing financial assistance to recently transplanted Georgians in order to mitigate fuel costs associated with follow-up care.
These recipients often lack the resources to afford fuel costs associated with this required travel. The Transportation Program is not meant to cover all fuel costs or parking fees, nor is it intended to address long-term follow-up visits to the transplant center.
ELIGIBILITY & PROCESS
- Must be a Georgia resident.
- Transplant recipient.
- Show evidence of financial need.
- 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 assistance 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.
- Discuss your need with your transplant center social worker.
- Submit completed application to your social worker or through the online application form below.
- Provide documents to support the requested assistance.
- Applications will be reviewed, once submitted and complete.
- Requesting social worker will be notified regarding the review decision.
- Checks are written, payable to the patient, and mailed to the transplant recipient's home.