Expenses such as transportation, accommodation, and meals are the responsibility of each steward (including buying or bringing your lunch at/to the hospital). You will receive your complete Welcome Packet (with maps, directions and other details to make the logistics of your trip more seamless) no less than 2 weeks before the start of the program.
The closest and most convenient airport is Reagan National Airport [DCA] in Washington, DC. It is metro-accessible and there are direct flights from many areas of the country. Dulles International Airport [IAD] is also nearby, but is not metro-accessible and may cause you to pay cab or shuttle fares and to do more logistical legwork to get to Arlington.
You may notice cheaper fares for flights to Baltimore-Washington Airport [BWI]. You’re an adult, but we want to discourage you from coming into BWI unless you plan to stay with family in Baltimore, which is quite far. You will quickly squander any savings from cheaper airfare on ground transportation and stress.
Local Healwell Hosts may be able to offer free lodging if you are coming from out of town, but we cannot guarantee this. Healwell Hosts are a community of local supporters who offer a room in their home at no charge. Our Hosts are within a few miles of the hospital and are located within walking distance or easy access by public transportation. The hospital is on a major bus route that is easily accessible by metro. There are a limited number of spots in the Healwell Hosts program. If you would like to be considered for a housing placement with a Healwell Host, send an email to email@example.com after you have been accepted.