Veterans Angel Flight (VAF) facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets for needy veterans and their families. VAF encourages patient transport referrals through the National Patient Travel Center. Veterans Angel Flight uses commercial airlines to provide charitable veteran patient travel. VAF does not duplicate any of the efforts of any other charity.
Patients use the charitable medical air transportation system to travel to and from distant specialized medical evaluations, diagnosis or treatments. Many patients and their families make multiple trips. Patients are asked to verify financial need and the patients’ primary physician will be asked to sign a form indicating that the travel is for essential and necessary medical care.
Nationally, scores of veteran patients travel every month through these charitable or reduced-rate means making it possible for them to get the best possible specialized care and the best chance for life. VAF helps patients traveling to medical institutions all over the United States.
Patients no longer need turn down the option for specialized care at some distant medical facility due to the lack of a financial means to travel for the treatments.