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Getting transportation to treatment

We have suspended our transportation service but will relaunch it, with revisions due to COVID-19, when it is safe to do so. Until then, we encourage clients to use their own personal network for travel if they can.

The road to recovery needs more drivers.

We strive to provide access to safe and reliable transportation for people receiving active treatment at approved cancer treatment facilities.

Sometimes simply getting to treatment can be a difficult task, especially if you are also dealing with physical or financial challenges or if the treatment centre is far from home.

The volunteer driving program in St John’s and metro regions provides transportation for people receiving cancer treatments to and from their cancer-related appointments and offers a friendly, supportive environment along the way.

All of our transportation services are coordinated locally. To find out what’s available in your area, contact your local Society office or call an information specialist at 1-888-939-3333.

  •  Air Daffodil – Labrador Air Travel Assistance

    To reach Air Daffodil by phone please call (9am- 5pm Eastern Time) 1-800-263-6750.

    Eligibility

    •    Reside in Labrador.

    •    Have a scheduled cancer related appointment requiring air travel to anywhere that PAL or Innu Mikun Airlines fly.

    •    If required, an escort must fly with the patient receiving treatment, to and from the cancer related appointment, to be eligible for coverage.

    •    Patient must provide a confirmation letter that confirms cancer related appointment(s) to the Canadian Cancer Society, a minimum of 7 days prior to flight request.

    Confirmation letter can be sent by:

       * PLEASE NOTE: Email is not a secure means of communication. If you are not comfortable with email, all communication will occur by phone and fax instead.

    Description:

    •    The Air Daffodil assists those who live in Labrador and need to travel for a cancer related appointment under the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP).

    •    The Canadian Cancer Society will provide three return flights, per patient, per year that may be split between the patient and an escort if required.


     For Example:

    •    3 return flights per patient
    •    1.5 flights for the patient and 1.5 flights for the escort
    •    2 flights for the patient and 1 flight for the escort

    Note: The escort is not eligible to receive more flights than the patient as the escort must be with the patient to receive the flight.

    The Air Daffodil Program has been made possible by generous donations to assist people in Labrador travel to cancer related appointments.

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