Patient Assistance / Transportation Services

Assistance with transportation, lodging and other issues for El Pasoans dealing with cancer

The Patient Assistance/Transportation Services (PATS)* program provides assistance with needs associated with a cancer diagnosis, such as treatment evaluation, travel, lodging, co-payments, diagnostic and other needs. Assistance is in the form of a pre-paid VISA card and can be used for expenses associated with evaluation, treatment, surgery and diagnostic studies for their cancer.

  • PATS is available to patients who have a genuine financial need. Patients may apply for assistance once they receive a physician referral to another treatment facility within the Southwest. Assistance is limited to twice a year. Upon receipt of written documentation from the referring El Paso physician, the program coordinator will work with the patient to ensure they receive assistance in a timely manner.
  • Call (915) 562-7660 or email for more information.

* The PATS program depends upon availability of funds and patient qualification.

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