June 25, 2011

Non-Profit Spotlight: Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center

PLYMOUTH, MA - The Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center of Plymouth and Middleborough, Massachusetts is a non-profit organization that operates a trips and transit program for veterans to get to the local Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. It also provides transport for veterans attending the Veterans Upward Bound Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Founded in 2006 by Christopher C. Hart, the Veteran's Outreach Center is named after Nathan Hale, a hero of the Revolutionary War. To learn more about the work of the Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Centers see: One Man's Passion Brings Service to Thousands of Veterans and Plymouth's Nathan Hale Foundation Saved from Budget Cuts. To learn more about how other VA transportation programs operate see the study: Improving Mobility For Veterans.


Links to all blog posts and directory pages on this website that are primarily about Non-Profit Transportation can be found on the Non-Profit Index.

June 20, 2011

National & Regional NEMT Companies

Links to companies that provide or broker Non-Emergency Medical Transportation services on a national or multi-state regional scale in the United States. For more information see NEMT Services and NEMT Resources.


- American Medical Response - National company owned by EMS Corporation.


- LogistiCare - NEMT broker partnered with 1100 local providers in 36 states + DC

- Providence Service Corporation - Operates in 36 States + DC.

- Medical Transportation Management - National NEMT broker managing networks in 30 states + DC.

- Molina Medicare - Transport for insured members in Ohio, California, Florida, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, Utah, & Washington

- National Medical Transport - Operating in 48 states.

- Rural/Metro Corporation - Operating in approximately 400 communities throughout the U.S.

- RxMedCo - Operating in all 50 states.

- Safe Ride Services - Operating in Florida, Illinois, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Washington State. A division of FirstGroup PLC

- TMS Transportation Management Group - NEMT Brokerage and Administration

- TransCare - Regional carrier operating in New York State and other areas of NE.


Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with non-emergency medical transportation on the NEMT Index.


June 16, 2011

NEMT Provider Profile: Ahava Access

NEW YORK - Ahava Access Inc. is a Brooklyn based non-emergency medical transportation company that provides ambulette service throughout the Greater New York Tri-State Area. It has been in operation since 1986, maintaining a high quality of service and equipment. Ahava Access drivers must pass a rigorous 2 week training course in vehicle safety, and customer care and courtesy. All of it's vehicles have GPS are bought brand new. None of their vans are older than 5 years.
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June 12, 2011

NEMT Provider Profile: U.S Ambulette

NEW YORK - Founded in 2008, U.S. Ambulette is a Brooklyn based non-emergency medical transportation company that provides ambulette services throughout the Greater New York Tri-State Area. They specialize in carry down service for hard-to-access locations with stairs. Routinely inspected in compliance with NYS Department of Transportation standards, U.S. Ambulette vans are GPS equipped and can handle everything from extra-wide wheelchairs, scooters, and electric wheelchairs, to recliners or non-emergency stretchers.




Long Distance NEMT (Ground) Services


Links to Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Providers that specialize in Long Distance (Ground) services.


ACC Medlink - National provider of local & long distance transports. Read More...
Ameritrans - Specializes in long distance NEMT trips
Angel Bus - Non-profit organization that utilizes motor homes & their volunteer drivers, as well as commercial buses for long distance NEMT for those in need.
Ark Angel Transport - St. Petersburg, Florida based nationwide long distance NEMT


Eastern Royal Medical Transport - Atlanta, GA based nationwide long distance NEMT



Managed Medical Transport - National long distance NEMT
Med Coach LLC - National long distance NEMT. Read More...
Medical Escort - International, offers variety of services including ground, rail, and air medical transport
MedFlight911 - National Air Medical Transport service that also provides long distance ground transport. Read More... 
MEDSprinter Medical Transport - Nationwide, leisure and air medical services available
Med Transport Center - National long distance provider of ground and air medical transport
National Medical Transport - National long distance NEMT



Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with non-emergency medical transportation on the NEMT Index.

June 11, 2011

Canadian NEMT Services

Links to Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) service providers in Canada; also known as Ambulette, Ambucab, Cabulance, Medi-Bus, Medi-Van, or Medi-Car Services. To find services available elsewhere in the United States and Canada go to the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Providers page.

- ALBERTA -

Alberta Paramedical Services - Edmonton 
Care For A Ride - (Ambulatory Service) - Edmonton, Sherwood Park
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, High River, Wetaskiwin, Spruce Grove, Red Deer. Langdon, Leduc, St. Albert, Sherwood Park
SOS Supportive Outings & Services - (Ambulatory Service) - Calgary, Camrose

- BRITISH COLUMBIA -

A Little Lift (Ambulatory Service) - Comox, Cumberland, Courtenay
Drive4you Services - (Ambulatory Service) - Maple Ridge
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Vancouver, North Vancouver, Kelowna, Ladner, Langley, White Rock, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Vernon, Victoria, Richmond, Langford
Emergency First Aid Services - Ladysmith, Vancouver Island
Granny Go Go - (Ambulatory Service - Nanaimo and area
Pacific Companion - Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island
SN Transport - Vancouver, Lower Mainland
Wheels of Wellness Society - Vancouver Island

- ONTARIO -
AmbuTrans - Toronto
Care Medical Transportation Services - Tecumseh, Windsor & Essex Counties
Dignity Transportation - Greater Toronto Area
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Peterborough, Miden
Mobility Transportation - Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington
New Canadian Medical Transfer - Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph
Ontario Patient Transfer - Toronto, Ottawa, Winchester, Peterborough, Kitchener, Niagara Falls
Patient Transfer Ontario - Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Niagara, Ottawa, Barrie, Windsor, Huron-Perth, Grey-Bruce, Kingston-Quinte, Peterborough, NE Ontario-NW Quebec Region
Temis - NE Ontario and NW Quebec Region

- QUEBEC -
Temis - NE Ontario and NW Quebec Region

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June 7, 2011

NEMT Provider Profile: Coastline Transportation LLC

MANISTEE, MICHIGAN - Coastline Transportation is a non-emergency medical transportation provider based in Manistee, Michigan. They provide door-to-door wheelchair accessible and assisted ambulatory ambulette services in Lower Northwest Michigan and are authorized for transport throughout the state. All their drivers have Chauffeur licenses and are specially trained in working with special needs clients. Coastline Transportation also provides other services such as a concierge service (meal deliveries, house sitting, errands), shuttle services to the local airport and ferry, and wine tours of local wineries.

Canadian Wheelchair Accessible & Assisted Ambulatory Transportation

Links to Paratransit, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, and Wheelchair Accessible Taxi services available in Canada.


- PARATRANSIT SERVICES -

Alberta
Calgary, Ab. - Access - Calgary Transit (CT)
Edmonton, Ab. - DATS - Edmonton Transit System (ETS)

British Columbia
Vancouver, BC. - HandyDART - Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink)Victoria, BC. - handyDART - Victoria Regional Transit System

Manitoba
Winnipeg, Man. - Handi-Transit - Winnipeg Transit

Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS. - Access-A-Bus - Halifax Regional Municipality (Metro Transit)

Ontario
Hamilton, Ont. - DARTS - Hamilton Street Railway Company (HSR)
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. - MobilityPLUS - Grand River Transit (GRT)London, Ont. - Paratransit - London Transit (LT)
Oshawa, Ont. - Specialized Services - Durham Regional Transit (DRT)
Ottawa, Ont. - Para Transpo - City of Ottawa (OC Transpo)
Toronto, Ont. - Wheeltrans - Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Quebec
Montreal, Que. - Paratransit - Societe de Transport de Montreal (STM)
Quebec City, Que. - Transport Adapte - Reseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC)

Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask. - Paratransit - Regina Transit
Saskatoon, Sask. - Access Transit - Saskatoon Transit


- WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TAXI SERVICES -

Alberta
Associated Cab - Red Deer, Alberta
Checker Yellow Cabs - Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton Yellow Cab - Edmonton, Alberta

British Columbia
MacLure's Cabs - Vancouver, British Columbia
Yellow Cab - Vancouver, British Columbia

Nova Scotia
Need-A-Lift - Halifax, Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Brunswick Accessible Taxi - Fredericton, New Brunswick

Ontario
Grimsby Taxi - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Motion Taxi - Toronto, Ontario
Royal Taxi - Toronto, Ontario
Wheel Chair Taxi (WCT) - Non-profit, Greater Toronto area
Wheelchair Accessible Transit - Toronto, Ontario


- NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION -

Alberta
Care For A Ride - (Ambulatory Service) - Edmonton, Sherwood Park
Continuing Care Transportation - Calgary
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, High River, Wetaskiwin, Spruce Grove, Red Deer. Langdon, Leduc, St. Albert, Sherwood Park
SOS Supportive Outings & Services - (Ambulatory Service) - Calgary, Camrose

British Columbia

A Little Lift - (Ambulatory Service) - Comox, Cumberland, Courtenay
Drive4you Services - (Ambulatory Service) - Maple Ridge
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Vancouver, North Vancouver, Kelowna, Ladner, Langley, White Rock, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Vernon, Victoria, Richmond, Langford
Emergency First Aid Services - Ladysmith, Vancouver Island
Pacific Companion - Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island
SN Transport - Vancouver, Lower Mainland
Wheels of Wellness Society - Vancouver Island

Ontario
AmbuTrans - Toronto
Care Medical Transportation Services - Tecumseh, Windsor & Essex Counties
Dignity Transportation - Greater Toronto Area, Read More...   
Driving Miss Daisy - (Ambulatory Service) - Peterborough, Miden
Mobility Transportation - Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington
New Canadian Medical Transfer - Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph
Ontario Patient Transfer - Toronto, Ottawa, Winchester, Peterborough, Kitchener, Niagara Falls

June 5, 2011

NEWS: Suburban Detroit Dial-A-Ride Service Being Eliminated

HARPER WOODS, MICHIGAN - Apr. 14, 2011 - Because of declining property tax revenue and reduced state revenue sharing the City of Harper Woods, Michigan is proposing to end the local Dial-A-Ride service effective July 1, 2011. The program which was established in 1975, provides 40,000 trips/year at a cost to the city of $280,000. The city run Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Service (PAATS), a bus operation serving Harper Woods and the Grosse Pointes will continue. Harper Woods, Michigan is a city of 14,000 located on the east side of suburban Detroit.

NEWS: Rural New York Dial-A-Ride Program Expands

SCHUYLER COUNTY N.Y. - Mar. 14, 2011 - A Dial-A-Ride program operated by Schuyler County Transit that was started in Aug. 2010 to serve the needs of the disabled has now been expanded to the general public of Schuyler County, in this largely rural area of New York State which includes the villages of Burdett, Montour Falls, Odessa, and Watkins Glen. Dial-A-Ride will remain an on-demand service with riders required to book 24 hours in advance. There are limited service hours. Riders with disabilities who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be eligible be to take trips outside of Schuyler County to the urban centers of Corning, Elmira, and Ithaca to access medical services. The expansion of the Dial-A-Ride program would not have been possible without grant money that it receives from the New York State Department of Transportation.

June 4, 2011

Non-Profit Spotlight: Brookville Handivan Ministry

BROOKVILLE, OHIO - The Brookville Area HandiVan Ministry is a non-profit organization in Brooksville, Ohio that providers transport for those in the community and surrounding areas of Montgomery County (NW of Dayton) that are unable to get out on their own. It has nearly 30 drivers, all volunteers. HandiVan operates upon charitable donations, fund raising , and government grant money. There has also been a HandiVan Ministries operating in nearby Trotwood since 1984.

June 1, 2011

NEMT Profile: Economy Transport

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Economy Transport has been providing non-emergency medical transportation services in the Los Angeles area of southern California since 2000. They specialize in offering services to Worker's Compensation Insurance Companies. Economy Transport has a full fleet of GPS equipped vehicles that are professionally maintained and operated. They do not contract out any of their trips to other companies. Economy Transport provides services in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Diego, and Imperial Counties. The following video features the Director of Operations for Economy Transport discussing the benefits of their integrated software system that was developed for them by Ion Objects.