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We understand that patients travel from distant locations. Your course of treatment or participation in a clinical trial may require you to stay near San Antonio for an extended time.

We assist patients and families in finding appropriate housing. The American Cancer Society’s Guest Room program has limited availability. We can refer patients to low-cost housing in the Medical Center. This is a list of local hotels that provide rooms for UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center patients at a reduced medical rate.



Patients may be eligible for free transportation services to their appointments. The Cancer Center operates an in-house van shuttle service for ambulatory patients who live within the 1604 Loop.

Patients who have limited mobility — use a wheelchair or walker — will be transported by a contracted transportation provider. Contract transportation also may be used when your appointment time falls outside normal hours of van operation. Patients must demonstrate a financial need or be over the age of 60 to be eligible for the service.

Hours of operation: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.