Southwest Airlines provides travel through medical transportation grant program



Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced the 79 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation that will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP), the company said.

Throughout 2018, these hospitals and medical organizations all will receive roundtrip tickets for distribution among patients and/or caregivers as a way to help alleviate travel expenses related to medical issues.

By providing roundtrip air travel to various hospitals and organizations, MTGP will reach a total of 100 facilities across the United States–spanning 26 states in 41 different cities. Since MTGP´s inception in 2007, more than 69,000 tickets for roundtrip air travel –valued at more than USD 27.6 million–have been donated to nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations, allowing Southwest to positively impact patients and caregivers around the country.

A full list of the participating hospitals and organizations can be found at Southwest.com/medicalgrant.

To learn about qualifications for travel assistance through the designated organizations, please directly contact the Social Work, Travel/Concierge Service, or Patient Assistance Departments at the hospitals and medical organizations listed online, as each has unique guidelines for the administration of the tickets.