August 8, 2012
Non-Profit Spotlight: Care-a-Van Transportation Service
MICHIGAN - Care-a-Van Transportation Service is non-profit subsidiary of Coloma Emergency Ambulance, Inc. of Coloma, Michigan. Also known as CEMS Medical Transport, they were established in 1967 as a not-for-profit provider of emergency medical transport services. Care-a-Van was formed over a decade ago to provide door-to-door wheelchair accessible non-emergency medical transportation. They provide over 20,000 trips in West Michigan each year. Their service area includes Allegan, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Cass, and Berrien Counties. Care-a-Van features two unique programs. The first is the Plus One Membership: a yearly fee of $20 entitles members to a 20% rate discount on transports, priority scheduling, and other benefits including additional discounts from their Featured Partners service. In this program, Care-a-Van provides their customers with a packet of promtional materials from participating companies, such as local home health care service and equipment companies. As well, partner company ads, logo, and forwarding links are featured on the Care-a-Van website.