MU Health Care's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has partnered with a Columbia hotel to provide rooms for patients and their guests to offer low-cost housing options. Lodging is reserved for cancer patients who live more than 100 miles from Columbia and have been determined to have a hardship driving back and forth. 

Complimentary hotel amenities include hot breakfast, parking and evening socials with snacks plus soda and popcorn in the lobby. Reservations can be made Monday through Thursday. Check in is as early as Monday at 3:00 p.m. CST and check-out must be by 11:00 a.m. CST on Friday morning.

Patients interested in lodging options should call 573-884-1825. There are certain requirements that must be met by Ellis Fischel patients to be eligible for lodging.