Our proton therapy team is here to help you determine which housing option best serves your family’s needs.
Traveling to Cincinnati
Our Liberty Campus is a one-day car drive for those living in the Midwest, Southeast and Eastern United States and Ontario, Canada.
If a patient/family is flying to Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), complimentary transportation is offered from the airport to lodging and the Proton Therapy Center.
Our staff works closely with families to consolidate appointments on Fridays and Mondays to allow for weekend travel back home when possible.
Cincinnati Children’s and our Proton Therapy Center partner with dozens of charitable foundations to provide financial assistance to our patients from across the United States and Canada. Among dozens of resources, the most commonly used are:
- Ronald McDonald House
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand
- Brave and Bold Kids Foundation
- Compass to Care
- Champions Do Overcome
- Vivian’s Victory
Our intake coordinator will assess your family’s needs and work with our social workers to navigate the network of charitable foundations to secure the necessary financial support.
An Experienced, Dedicated Team to Serve Traveling Patients
Cincinnati Children’s serves patients from more than 100 countries. Last year, our oncology team treated patients from 15 countries. Several departments within Cincinnati Children’s – Proton Therapy Center staff, Concierge Services, the International Patient Program and Destination Excellence – work together to seamlessly serve our traveling patients.
Proton Therapy Center Staff
Patients traveling from across the United States and Canada to our Proton Therapy Center will have a dedicated proton nurse coordinator and child life specialist who work closely together to ensure our patients’ clinical and non-clinical needs are met while receiving treatment at Cincinnati Children’s. For instance, our Proton Therapy Center offers on-site education support to maintain schooling and educational priorities while here for treatment.
Before a patient arrives in the Cincinnati area, our proton therapy intake coordinator works with each family to arrange accommodations and secure the appropriate foundation financial support for travel and housing.
After you arrive, we will continue to provide dedicated support and service. Upon arrival, our proton nurse coordinator will provide a comprehensive orientation during your first clinic appointment. A nurse coordinator and a social worker will then be your main points of contact and will provide professional and personalized care designed specifically to your unique needs.
For patients and families who prefer to communicate in a language other than English, we have an extensive translation services department to help with necessary translations from any language. The Proton Therapy Center staff will ensure an interpreter is present for the services and visits where a live interpreter is needed.
Your intake coordinator will work with the Cincinnati Children’s Concierge Services team to make a patient/family’s time as stress free and comfortable as possible. This includes the logistics for travel arrangements and other patient/family needs such as locating nearby places of worship, grocery stores, laundry and dry cleaning, banking and other personal concierge services. Concierge Services also offers free or discounted tickets to activities all over Greater Cincinnati for patients and their families while in town.
International Patient Program and Destination Excellence
Our International Patient Program and Destination Excellence teams have extensive experience helping international families manage the challenges of living abroad for an extended time and understand the unique needs of our international patients and families. These teams partner with the Proton Therapy Center staff to make the experience of patients, families and their referring physicians as easy and comfortable as possible.
Full-Service Care in One Place
The Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center location includes a medical oncology clinic, pharmacy, imaging center, laboratory testing, central line care, Emergency Department, child life services and the only accredited pediatric cancer rehabilitation program in the world. Our Liberty Campus is equipped to administer proton therapy, as well as inpatient and outpatient oncology services, at the same location.
Since all care can be administered in one place, families do not need to travel via ambulance, or otherwise, to receive necessary, additional services.
The services and experience offered at the Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center – from our proton expertise, experience serving traveling and international patients, affordable suburban location, full-service hospital and holistic approach to both clinical and whole-family needs during stays – make our center a great choice for traveling patients and families.