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Cancer Health Ride Program

Boston Cancer Ride Taxi Program

Developed as a component of the initial Boston Crusade Against Cancer, the Cancer Ride Program helps reduce transportation barriers faced by cancer survivors.

Since the start of the Health Rides program in June 1999, over 21,000 free taxi coupons have been provided to cancer patients at participating hospitals. Coupons are utilized for transportation to and from cancer treatments as an interim measure as more permanent transportation arrangements are being arranged or when all other transportation resources are exhausted. The program is managed by BPHC's Chronic Disease Division. Participating hospitals oversee the program to ensure coordination and quality,

To be eligible for the program, a patient must be a Boston resident and must be traveling to or from a participating hospital for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or cancer-related appointments.

The Boston Public Health Commission does not distribute vouchersPlease contact the participating hospital directly to receive your voucher.

Participating Hospitals
The following is a list of hospitals that participate in the Cancer Health Ride Program:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center   
330 Brookline Ave., 
Bose 225,
Boston, MA 02115  

​Kristina Maguy, Community Resource Specialist at the Cancer Center
Boston Medical Center  830 Harrison Avenue, Suite 3200             
Boston, MA 02118

​Stephanie Otis, Associate Case Manager at the Center of Hermatology & Oncology
Dana-Farber at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
450 Brookline Ave, SW220     
Boston, MA 02115   

​Hannah Kitzmiller, Senior Resource Specialist at the Cancer Center

Dana-Farber at Children’s
450 Brookline Avenue,
SW 343
Boston, MA 02115

​Joe Chabot, Director of Pediatric Resource Program at the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center

Dana-Farber at St. Elizabeth’s
736 Cambridge/CCP5     
Brighton,MA 02135

​Susan Marlin Procter, Resource Specialist at the Medical Ecology

Massachusetts General Hospital        
15 Parkman Street, 
Boston, MA 02114

​Bianca Viazzoli, Oncology Resource Specialist at the Social Service Department  617-724-0295                            

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