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Transportation for non-medical reasons

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     We are a car-oriented society. Losing the ability to drive has psychological as well as practical consequences. Many seniors become depressed from the isolation they experience when they are unable to get out and participate in meaningful activities. Depression can often lead to other problems such as drinking, falling, or losing one's ability to heal well from illness or injury. The ability to remain engaged with society is a critical factor in the well being of our elders. If the person you care for is unable to drive, it is important to identify alternate means of transportation.

Aging Services, Inc. (Cleveland County)  MAP →
405-321-3200
Kiwanis Kruiser

Transportation for persons 60 and over & disabled. Schedule in advance. Medical, shopping, etc.
1179 E. Main
Norman,  OK    73071

Aging Services of Canadian County  MAP →
405-262-2552
Non-emergency transportation for persons 60 and older.
1300 S. Country Club Road
El Reno,  OK    73036

Airport Express
405-681-3311
Door to door van service. Make reservations 24 hours a day to and from Will Rogers Airport.


American Cancer Society
405-843-9888
Transportation for Radiation treatments. Free service, make application.


Angel Flight- South Central
877-247-5433, 800-989-2602
National non-profit organization provides free air transportation for medical purposes for patients in need. (5 to 7 business days needed to make arrangements; will fly up to 1000 miles; persons must be ambulatory.)


CART- Norman
405-325-2278
Operated by the University of Oklahoma


Community Action Agency
Transportation, shopping & meal sites.
Location 1  MAP →
405-232-0199
319 SW 25th St.
Oklahoma City,  OK    73109

Location 2  MAP →
405-634-1469
1621 SW 15th St.
Oklahoma City,  OK    73108

Location 3  MAP →
405-769-3346
12520 NE 36th
Spencer,  OK    73084

Location 4  MAP →
405-262-7042
203 N. Bickford
El Reno,  OK    73036


Compassionate Hands
405-354-9591
Yukon residents only. Transportation for shopping and medical appointments. $1.00 per trip in Yukon, $5.00 per trip in metro Oklahoma City. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Schedule doctor appointments no earlier than 9 am.


Congregate Meal Transportation
405-297-2583
Weekday van service to designated noon meal sites. Also available in many suburbs. Donations are suggested. Call to arrange transportation.


COPTA-Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority  MAP →
405-235-RIDE, 405-235-7433
300 SW 7th St.
Oklahoma City,  OK    73109

El Reno Transportation  MAP →
405-262-1968
El Reno Senior Citizens Center
Shopping, medical, dental, social, recreational & etc. El Reno City Limits.
317 S. Grand
El Reno,  OK    73036

Fresh Air Accessible Transportation
888-660-2233, 888-367-2597
Non emergency transportation for persons needing extra assistance; wheelchair lift vans, sedans. Schedule 24 hours in advance.


Interim
405-297-3705, 405-297-2583
Emergency taxi service for one time use only.
Referrals are made by social service agencies.


Logan County Aging Services  MAP →
405-282-1803
For meal routes, social activities, etc.
1102 E. Warner
Guthrie,  OK    73044

Medride  MAP →
405-685-8267
An affordable alternative and solution to your wheelchair and stretcher van support needs. Call for reservations and free quotes.
4225 SW 44th
Oklahoma City,  OK    73119

Metro Lift
405-235-RIDE, 405-235-7433
Curb-to-curb service for qualified persons with mobility disabilities. Application and medical information is required for eligibility. Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. The cost of a one-way trip is $2.50-$5.00 in Oklahoma City.


Metro Link
405-688-6552
Flexible route public transportation service operates when City Buses do not run. Evening/Sunday service is available in Oklahoma City. Limited service areas. Call to locate the correct stop or to confirm the service area. Riders age 60 or over or with disabilities pay half fare with a medicare card or METRO Transit photo ID card. Advance reservations are available. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible.


Metro Transit Discount
405-235-RIDE, 405-235-7433
Persons age 60 and above and persons with disabilities may ride METRO Transit fixed route buses at half fare of .60. Half fare unlimited monthly pass is $20. A METRO Transit Photo ID or Medicare card is required. Call for fixed-route bus schedule or ID Card.


Metro Transit Norman
405-325-2278
Seven fixed transit routes fee .50 one way fare within service area, with I.D. only. Seniors 60 or older, Medicaid card holders and ADA card holders fee is .25.


Metrolift of Norman
405-325-5438
$1.00 one way in primary coverage area. $2.50 one way in secondary coverage area. Must have approved application on file and call 24 hours in advance. Call for more details. Norman service area only.


Midwest City Regional Hospital Ambulance  MAP →
405-610-8066
Non-emergencies. Statewide transportation service also.
2825 Parklawn Dr.
Midwest City,  OK    73110

National Patient Travel Center Helpline
800-296-1217


RSVP Provide-A-Ride  MAP →
405-605-3106
Curb-to-door transportation provided by senior volunteers. Transportation to medical appointments for low to moderate-income persons age 60 and older. Paricipants must be enrolled in the program. Rides must be scheduled 10 days or more in advance. Donations suggested.
500 N. Broadway, Ste. 50
Oklahoma City,  OK    73102

SHARE-A-FARE: Participating Cab Company, Oklahoma City Yellow Cab
405-235-7433 or 405-232-6161
24-hour cab service, seven days a week.
Discount Taxi Service for seniors and persons with disabilities. Must apply for eligibility. Also available in most suburbs. Call METRO Transit to apply.


Sooner Ride
877-404-4500
Free rides for active Medicaid recipients for non-emergency medical & prescription pick-up. Eligibility determined by Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Rides must be scheduled 3 days in advance. Call for further information.


STEP- Shopping Shuttle
405-297-2583
Weekday van service takes seniors within designated areas to predetermined grocery/discount stores. Also available in many suburbs. Donations are suggested. Call to arrange transportation.


Trinity Health Transit  MAP →
405-635-9900
Non-emergency stretcher and wheelchair transport.
1106 SE 59th
Oklahoma City,  OK    73129

Wheelchair Getaways- Oklahoma
405-285-5380
Rents and sells accessible vans to wheelchair users.


AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
202-638-5944
Senior Driver Website. Includes tips to keep driving skills sharp, the latest research on seniors and driving, and solutions for concerned caregivers of senior drivers.


AARP Driver Safety Program
1-888-687-2277
Tips for safe driving, publications on driving skills, and classroom driver refresher course designed for motorists age 50 and older. Test your driving IQ.


Accessible Travel Resources

Sponsored by the Easter Seals Project ACTION, this database helps persons with disabilities find accessible transportation services.




Please Note: Crossroads Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.

 

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