Keeping medical appointments when you are unsure of your ride situation can pose a problem. Those going through cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and follow-up appointments often have to rely on family members and friends to get them to their appointments. This is an additional stressor put on the patient, their friends and family. This is also the reason many choose to delay their treatment- lack of transportation and lack of resources.
The Treatment Travel Assistance Program (TTAP) is a non-emergency medical appointment transportation program for clients in cancer treatment who start and end their trip within Western Riverside County.
Who is eligible:
- Clients of Michelle’s Place who are unable to use conventional transportation services.
- Non-clients must complete the client intake process to begin receiving transportation services.
- Travel must start within Western Riverside County.
- Travel can span as far as 100 miles, there and back.
- Travel must end in Western Riverside County.
Hours of Operation:
- Scheduled as-needed, on non-emergency basis.
Clients who utilize the services of TTAP will be required to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must be a diagnosed cancer patient in active treatment, whose trip would begin or end within Western Riverside County (Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Corona, Eastvale, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, and Wildomar).
- The client is unable to use existing Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) fixed-route bus service or Dial-A-Ride service due to the debilitating nature of the illness, treatment and resulting temporary or permanent disability or the treatment facility is outside of RTA’s service area or span of service.
- Does not have a family member, friend or volunteer from Michelle’s Place available to provide transportation to the medical appointment.
- Does not have the financial resources to pay for a taxi service or transportation network company (TNC) service such as Uber or Lyft.
"I have recurrent breast cancer, and acquired extra financial expenses for treatment. Since I was very overwhelmed financially, and emotionally devastated, I really appreciate the help given to me by Michelle's Place when I needed it the most. It was so encouraging and helpful."
- Michelle's Place Client
This program funded in part by a grant from Riverside County Transportation Commission.