Cancer Support Rides Program

The Cancer Support Rides program seeks to address transportation and financial barriers that can impede a cancer patient from reaching the hospital to begin their treatment. Each year we have approximately 50 patients who benefit from this program.  They are provided with transportation resources to and from their appointments at the Palomar Health Oncology Department, giving them access to life-saving treatments.  This program was developed by the oncology nursing staff who discovered that several patients were having to choose between feeding their family or paying to get transportation to receive their treatments. This program in its second year of implementation, has provided oncology patients with 538 rides since its inception.

Your generosity will continue this program and ensure these patients have transportation to the Palomar Health Oncology Department.  Funding provides Charge Nurse Assistant CNA-assisted transportation, gasoline gift cards, and cab or Uber vouchers.


For major gifts or further information on this program, please contact the Palomar Health Foundation directly at: 760.739.2787.
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido


    2185 Citracado Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92029


  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido


    555 East Valley Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92025


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    15615 Pomerado Road

    Poway, CA 92064