Mercy Medical Angels® mission is to ensure that no financially stressed patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medically-related transportation; further, to ensure the provision of urgent transportation in situations of compelling human need and homeland security emergencies.
Patient Travel Helpline Program
Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medically-related transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network.
Airline Mode Patient Travel Program
Patient travel exceeds 750 miles or there are reasons a patient cannot fly on light aircraft. MMA has partnerships with most of the major airlines in the US.
Volunteer Pilot Mode Patient Travel Program
Volunteer pilots providing flights for ambulatory outpatients traveling less than 750 miles departing from District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
Volunteer pilots providing flights for ambulatory outpatients traveling less than 750 miles departing from North Carolina, Tennessee are served by Airlift Hope.
If you are a non-ambulatory (not capable of walking) outpatient not requiring medical monitoring en route, you may be eligible for a stretcher flight provided by a volunteer pilot. These flights are normally available for travel east of the Mississippi that originates/terminates in states served by Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic and Airlift Hope (DC, DE, KY, MD, MI, OH, PA, VA, WV, NC, TN). Service is provided utilizing federally-approved stretcher equipped Beech 36 aircraft (the Bonanza Angel).
Ground Mode Patient Travel Program
Providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially stressed ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. A typical trip does not exceed 300 miles (one-way) and we do not normally handle trips within a local area or community. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis, routinely for cancer patients traveling daily for treatment.
Charitable Association Management Program
Mercy Medical Angels provides services to other charitable medically-related transportation organizations at the national, regional and state levels providing fund-raising, general administration and program services thus achieving maximum efficiency at minimal costs through use of a collaborative structure.
Public Education Program
Mercy Medical Angels operates a nationwide community outreach and education program with specific emphasis on educating the medical and public health sectors about the operations of charitable long-distance patient transport via different modes of transportation.