Nantucket Travel Funds

Emergency Medical Travel Fund

Administered by Nantucket Food Fuel and Rental Assistance, the Emergency Medical Travel fund can assist patients with financial help for off-island travel for medical appointments. This fund will reimburse up to $250 for a day-trip to receive medical care, and up to $500 for a multiple-day trip. The maximum amount of assistance per household is $500 annually. There is an application to receive assistance, please contact or 508-901-1320.

The Sailing Stork Fund

These funds can reimburse travel & lodging expenses incurred before, during and/or after delivery, for island families who are unable to deliver on Nantucket or whose newborns require treatment after delivery and must be flown to another hospital. A Doctor’s note is required to apply for funds, and should specify the date on which the Doctor has required a family to leave the island in preparation for delivery. (In case of emergency, the note can be written after delivery). Receipts must be submitted for reimbursement and Hospital Social Services will inform each family of their funding capacity upon submission of their first receipt. To access the Sailing Stork Fund, contact Social Services at 508-825-8196.

David Glidden Fund

Funding is available to individuals living with mental illness and their families who must travel for care, and can offer ferry Hyline tickets and reimbursement for taxis, car rental and hotel stays. There is an annual $2,000 cap per individual or family, which renews every year. An application is required to access these funds. Funding for this program is administered by NAMI on Nantucket, contact Suzanne Fronzuto at or (508) 332 9823.

Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund

The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund is a special fund to help defray the costs of transportation and lodging for patients who must travel off-island for cancer treatment. Thanks to the hard work of Marla’s family and friends, and to the generosity of the community, hundreds of people have received this financial assistance over the years. The fund is totally dependent upon donations. To receive assistance or to support the Fund with a donation, please call Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) at 508 825-8325, visit, or email