Those with HPP and their families often have to travel in order to obtain the necessary medical care and treatment. There are several resources available to support families with financial need with both air travel and accommodations.
Air Transportation Options for Patients
The National Patient Travel Center
The National Patient Travel Center (NPTC) facilitates patient access to appropriate charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States. The NPTC also develops, administers and consolidates airline patient ticket programs and operates various Special-Lift and Child-Lift programs on behalf of special disease organizations and/or clinical research centers in the United States.
Mercy Medical Airlift
A non-profit organization with 25 years of medical air transportation experience, manages programs and services for patients with both common and rare diseases. All are free to qualifying patients.
Angel Flight uses a network of volunteer pilots to fly children and adult patients up to 1,000 miles to distant research and treatment centers throughout the United States. Pilots donate their time and the use of their planes in offering patients this free service for those who qualify. Angel Flight is a member of Air Charity Network (formerly Angel Flight America) which represents volunteer pilot associations across the country.