The Senior Medical Van program provides transportation information and rides to Niagara County residents age 60 and older who need a ride to medical appointments that they have no other way to get to.
The Senior Medical Van program can provide rides to medical appointments in Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties. Rides must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance, and riders may have to arrive earlier than their scheduled appointment or wait after their appointment to be picked up. Regular hours for rides are within the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
The Senior Medical Van Coordinator can provide you with information on the various transportation options for seniors in the County. These include other senior van programs, buses, cabs, and the Paratransit program run by the NFTA.
Our office provides the following suggested contribution guidelines for round trips (for one-way trips, the suggestion is half):
For shorter trips in/around the city: $7.00
For longer trips but still in-county: $10.00
For trips outside Niagara County: $25.00
Contributions are voluntary and are used to maintain and expand the program. They are only suggested, not required, and we guarantee that no one will ever be denied a ride due to inability to contribute.
Even when we cannot provide the specific transportation you require, we can help with planning trips to places in Niagara and nearby counties. There are many options for traveling without a car. Call us and find out the best way to get where you need to go.
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