American Cancer Society Transportation Program
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Who is eligible for assistance?
Low-income (<250% of Federal poverty level), uninsured and Medicaid-eligible women who live in or are being treated anywhere in Oregon or the following counties of Washington: Clark, Skamania, and Cowlitz.
What type of assistance is available?
Transportation, lodging and food assistance in the form of pre-paid gift cards or transit vouchers is offered through a generous grant from the Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This assistance helps women travel to breast cancer diagnostic and treatment services, as well as screening mammography appointments.
How much assistance is provided?
For treatment, up to $400 per quarter can be provided, with a $1,000 total for any one breast cancer patient per year. Outside of mass transit areas, transportation assistance is only available in gas cards, which are issued in $50 and $100 increments. Within urban areas, mass transit passes may be available for screening appointments.
Hotel rooms can be handled via $100 vouchers, though ACS is often able to negotiate for better rates, or even free rooms. Food is managed via $50 Visa cards or gift cards at common restaurants.
All cards are issued to the recipient individually, with the name appearing on the card. For screening, one $25 gas card is available, per person.
How can women access this assistance?
Call the ACS assistance line: 1.800.227.2345 or call Komen Oregon at 1.800.404.8241
For any other questions, call ACS at 1.800.227.2345, day or night.