Lodging & Transportation
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If your cancer treatment brings you to Winnipeg, accommodation is available at:
To make reservations, call directly. There may also be discounts for patients at some area hotels; please check with Psychosocial Oncology at (204) 787-2109 or toll free 1- 866-561-1026 for more details. Information about accommodation is also available by calling the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division at (204) 774-7483.
If your child has cancer, accommodation is available at Ronald McDonald House. For information, speak to your nurse or social worker, or call (204) 774-4777.
A Port in the Storm is a safe, supportive, affordable home-like environment for rural and northern adults and their families who are in Winnipeg for medical treatments. Staying for the first time, requires a referral form from your health care provider (physician, nurse, social worker, patient navigator). For more information, please call 204-231-0720 or visit www.aportinthestorm.ca
The Canadian Cancer Society coordinates a Driver Program that matches volunteer drivers with ambulatory patients who are receiving treatment and need rides to get to these appointments. A daily user fee is charged. Driver programs are available in Winnipeg and Brandon, and in some rural areas. Please call the Canadian Cancer Society Driver Office at (204) 787-4121 for details.
If you live in and around Portage la Prairie, in the Central Plains region of Manitoba, contact Central Plains CancerCare Manitoba Services at (204) 857-6100, who operate a volunteer driver program.
If you live in the south central area of Manitoba, call the South Central Cancer Resource Centre at (204) 822-9541 or toll-free at 1-866-287-4730, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Expense Tax Receipts
Be sure to save receipts for your accommodation and transportation costs and check with Revenue Canada about which expenses might be eligible as income tax deductions.
Also check your medical benefits plan to see what expenses may be covered and talk to your local doctor, nurse or social worker about possible government programs to assist with financial costs.