If I live within the Iowa City VA Health Care System service area, who makes my transportation arrangements?
If you receive your primary medical care at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, the Iowa City Transplant Nurse Coordinator will schedule a convenient time to begin the transplant evaluation process for you. Veterans living in the Iowa City VA Health Care System service area are responsible for making their own lodging and transportation arrangements to and from Iowa City.
If I live outside the Iowa City VA Health Care System service area, who makes my transportation arrangements?
If you do not receive your primary medical care at the Iowa City VA Health Care System Medical Center, your local VA Travel Office is responsible for coordinating and providing travel arrangements for you and your support person. If you have a potential donor, travel arrangements will be coordinated and provided by your local VA for your donor and your donor's support person.
How will I know what our travel arrangements will be?
Your local VA Travel Office will make your flight reservations and provide you with a copy of your flight itinerary. The Iowa City Transplant Clerk will mail you information on arrangements that have been made for transporting you from the airport to the Heartland Inn. The Transplant Clerk also will mail you a copy of your motel voucher which includes your motel confirmation number. In addition, you will receive the schedule for the free shuttle service between the Heartland Inn and the Iowa City VA Health Care System Medical Center.
At which airport will I be landing, and how will I get from the airport to the motel?
The Eastern Iowa Airport is located in Cedar Rapids, approximately 21 miles north of the Iowa City/Coralville area. The Iowa City VA Health Care System will arrange and pay for transportation from the airport to the Heartland Inn. Persons other than the patient, donor, and support person will need to arrange and pay for their own transportation. The airport offers a shuttle service to the Iowa City/Coralville area. For more information, visit the Eastern Iowa Airport's website at www.crairport.org.
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