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Out of Town Travel Options

The follow options might be helpful to patients who live out of town and have to travel long distances to get to their appointments at the Northeast Cancer Centre.

If you are in need of help getting a ride to your appointments at the Northeast Cancer Centre please contact the Supportive Care Program to speak with one of our social workers.

Warning: The following information may change. Please call the specific ride program for up to date information.

The Canadian Red Cross provides rides for seniors in their community. However, they

  • Must not be living in a Long Term Care facility.
  • Must be able to get in and out of the vehicle by themselves, or they can bring somebody to help them.
  • Are not able to use the bus and are not able to drive.

The cost depends on how far you have to travel. 

This service may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please visit the Sudbury Canadian Red Cross branch website or call 705- 674-0737.


Volunteer drivers are available throughout the East Parry Sound District, but they are also able to drive people in outlying areas such as North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Astorville, Redbridge, Mattawa, etc.

Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to take clients to medical appointments and are reimbursed for their mileage.

For eligibility, to book a ride, or for information on client fees please call 705-724-6028 or 1-888-521-0000.

Ontario Works and ODSP clients must contact their worker to request this service.


Hope Air can help arrange free flights for patients who cannot afford the plane ticket to get to their appointments.

Visit the Hope Air website for more information and to apply.


Volunteer drivers provide rides to clients living in Elliot Lake to medical appointments in Sudbury or Sault Ste. Marie.

Northern Health Travel Grant must be signed over to Huron Lodge. 

Please call 705-848-2019 for more information.


NIHB covers travel, accommodations, and meals for status First Nations and Inuit patients and their required escort.

Contact the Supportive Care Program and speak to the Indigenous Navigator for more information.

Phone: 705-522-6237 ext. 2175
Toll Free: 1-877-228-1822 ext. 2175


Volunteer drivers are able to provide rides to clients living in Blind River and area (from Thessalon to Spanish) to medical appointments in Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. 

Fees include Travel Grants and a small fee to the client. 

For more information please visit the North Shore Health Network website or call 705-356-2265 ext. 2450


If you are getting ODSP or OW talk to your worker about coverage for the cost of traveling to medical appointments. 

For more information:


Ontario Northland provides bus transportation. 

Visit the Ontario Northland website for more information and to see the bus schedule.

For passenger inquiries call 1-800-461-8558
For general inquiries call 1-800-265-2356 ext. 2


Unfortunately, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope volunteer driver program has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There may be travel funds available to those who qualify. Please call 1-800-263-6750 or visit the Canadian Cancer Society’s website for more information.

COVID-19 Information
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Health Sciences North
Ramsey Lake Health Centre
Northeast Cancer Centre, Level 1
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1

Phone: 705-522-6237 ext. 2175

 Toll free:1-877-228-1822  ext. 2175

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm