If you are 60 years of age or older, you can access transportation services to get to medical appointments. Your local agency for the elderly is a great place to start. You can also request a ride through the Medical Transportation Program by calling 211 or visiting the 211 website. Once you have scheduled an appointment with your doctor or provider, there are several other options available. Ride-sharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, are a great way for seniors to access a car from anywhere if they have a smartphone.
If the older person is not comfortable with a smartphone, their loved ones can request the ride from their device. Senior Access is another option, connecting volunteer drivers with older people who need a way to get around. This service focuses on low-income areas, seniors who can't afford transportation, and elderly neighbors who need a safe and reliable way to travel. Voluntary transportation programs are free services for older people in which volunteers provide door-to-door assistance. These drivers provide an essential service to customers, and there are many other areas where you can take advantage of their generous service.