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.

Information

Eligibility:
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
Fees:
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
Language:
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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