Supported by a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
At ALS in the Heartland, we recognize the immense and life-altering change an ALS diagnosis brings and the multitude of appointments and events that can occur. ALS can cause stress on the family’s financial standing, making travel to appointments cost prohibitive.
Our ALS Transportation Support Program aims to provide that aid, so as to assist you with the financial cost of travel to necessary or needed appointments and visits.
Who is eligible?
Any individual diagnosed with ALS or immediate family member, living in our service area (Nebraska and Western Iowa), is eligible to receive this free service.
How does it work?
After reviewing your simple, written one-page request, the Patient Services Director or other designated staff person will contact you with the approval and next steps.
How much assistance can I receive?
Each patient family may receive up to four $25 gas cards or travel reimbursement checks (for a total of $100). ALS in the Heartland will make every effort to support your needs regarding travel expenses to needed appointments.
What are some examples of approved travel appointments?
Needed appointments are varied. Some common needs may include to travel to:
- ALS Clinic Appointments
- Medical Appointments
- ALS Community events
- Support Groups
- Clinical Trial Visits
- Speech Language Therapy
- Mobility Evaluations
- Durable Medical Equipment store trips
What if we have questions regarding the program?
Please feel free to contact Sabrina Schalley, Patient Services Director, at 402.592.2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.