Places To Stay & Transportation

Places To Stay

Indiana University Health coordinates with organizations to help you find a comfortable place to stay during your treatment.

ProCare Hotels

IU Health and ProCare Network have created ProCare Hotels to assist staff, patients and families in finding and booking hotels in downtown Indianapolis. ProCare has partnered with several downtown hotels to offer the most suitable accommodations and services at significant discounts. To access this service, call 317.974.2039 for assistance (available 24-hours-a-day, seven days per week). Whether for a single overnight stay or for several weeks, a standard hotel room or an apartment-like suite, ProCare Network will find a place that meets the patient's and family’s individual and financial needs. For more information, visit the ProCare website.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center patients and their families. Housing is provided free-of-charge to eligible patients from outside the Indianapolis area undergoing long-term cancer treatment. Fair Haven leases several one-bedroom apartments at Lockefield Gardens, a private apartment complex located across the street from Indiana University  Health University Hospital (a short five to ten minute walk). All applicants must be referred by an oncology social worker. Check with an IU Health social worker for more information.

SON Foundation

The Son Foundation is a nonprofit that provides lodging needs for cancer patients, caregivers and families. The Son foundation asks guests for a $15 donation per night, but those who are unable to pay are not turned away. The Son Foundation house is located downtown Indianapolis, about a five to ten minute drive to IU Health University Hospital. The Son foundation house has five private bedrooms, three shared bathrooms, along with several community areas. Please contact your oncology social worker for more information and the referral process. 

Transportation Options

Below you will find a variety of transportation options to get you around the IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center campus and other Indianapolis destinations.


IndyGo is Indianapolis’s public transportation system, providing residents and visitors with a variety of different bus routes to get them to where they need to go.

There are several bus routes with stops near IU Health Simon Cancer Center. For questions regarding the best route for you, please call the IndyGo Customer Call Center where staff members can assist with questions, ticketing, trip planning and route detours and delays. Spanish speaking representatives are available as well as a language line with more than 170 other languages.

IndyGo Customer Service Call Center
Call-in Hours: Weekdays, 7 am – 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am - noon

Taxi Service

If you or your loved one is in need of Indianapolis taxi service, call 317.487.7777 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

People Mover

The Indiana University Health People Mover is the elevated train that transports patients, families and IU Health team members – free of charge – between Indiana University Health Methodist and Indiana University Health University hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. The train runs from 5:30 am to 10 pm daily, arriving every eight minutes. After 10 pm, the train can be called to your location by pushing a button, similar to an elevator.

The People Mover station at IU Health University Hospital can be accessed by taking the elevator to the second floor and following the directional signs to the station.

Indiana University Health Shuttle

In the event that the IU Health People Mover is down, there is a complimentary IU Health shuttle service to transport patients, families and IU Health team members among IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Please visit the nearest information desk and speak with one of our guest relations staff for more information about the IU Health Shuttle.

If you are a cancer patient who lives in Marion County and you do not have transportation to your appointments, please contact Little Red Door at 317.925.5595.