When recovering from an injury, finding transportation to and from all your appointments can sometimes be challenging. This can add unnecessary stress as you are trying to heal. There are options out there that which will help get you to and from medical appointments, such as physical therapy, with advanced notice.
Most towns have Council on Aging centers that transport those who are 60 or older with disabilities to medical appointments. Your rides must be scheduled in advance, and most towns have driving limits as to how far they can commute. It is a great idea to call your local COA and find out the details!
Another option is The Ride offered through the MBTA. This service has no age limit, but one must be ADA approved to schedule rides. The Ride services most of the south shore and they can send you a text message or call you when they are on their way to pick you up. The ride does charge, but their rates are very low and affordable. The current rate is $3.35 one way.
Lyft and Uber are very fast, convenient ways to get to and from. They have just teamed up with the MBTA to get those with disabilities rides at low fares. Through this MBTA pilot trial, if you are ADA approved, they will cover 25 rides a month, up to $50 each ride. The Lyfts and Ubers are handicapped accessible vans.
All of these options not only will bring you to medical appointments, but anywhere you may need to go. Whether it be the grocery store, grandchildren’s soccer games or a friends house! It’s nice to know your options and we hope you take advantage!