Transplant Surgery - Travel and Accommodation Cost Assistance

Provided by: Health PEI

Service Description

Provides cost assistance for eligible people who have to travel off-Island for transplant surgery to help cover travel and accommodation:
  • Travel: By reimbursement only. Applicants can claim up to $1,500.00 CDN every 6 months for one round-trip by car or economy plane, bus or train ticket.
  • Accommodation: Applicants may be eligible for $2,500.00 CDN per month to assist with accommodation costs. Utilties and other living expenses are not eligible.


People whose specialist has referred them for transplant surgery that is not available in the Maritimes and who:
-Arrange to live within 8 hours of the hospital where the surgery will take place and be available when a suitable organ is found
-The transplant surgery must be deemed non-experimental
-Support received from other government departments will be considered when determining eligibility
No fees
How to Access:
Submit the Out-of-Province Travel and Accommodation Expense Claim Form (available online) within 6 months of your surgery * Separate trips related to the same surgery require separate applications
Documents Required:
Travel assistance: Completed application form, original receipt for travel costs, and all boarding passes * Accommodation expenses: Completed application form
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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