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Local Transportation Services

When calling a service, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Date service is needed
  • Pick up time and address
  • Return time and address
  • If you will be bringing a companion

Important questions to ask:

  • What days of the week does the service operate?
  • What are the hours of operation?
  • What areas does the service cover?
  • What is the cost within service boundaries?
  • What is the cost outside service boundaries?
  • Does the service accept insurance or third-party payment?
  • Is there a charge for attendants or guests?

Wheelchair users:
If you are using a wheelchair, make it clear to the operator that you will need a van. Also be sure to talk with the operator regarding:

  • How tall you are and what kind of wheelchair you use.
  • The height of the door opening and interior of the van you will be using.
  • The width of your chair and the width of the lift that you will be using.

ALLEGAN County Transportation Services
Wheelchair accessible. Twenty-four hour advance notice needed. Out-of-county trips based on availability and medical need. Monday through Friday services provided.

PHONE
269.673.4229 or 877.788.2287

Ambucab
No application needed. Wheelchair accessible. Life EMS available.

PHONE
616.364.8711

American Red Cross
Must apply for services. Health-related purposes only. Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
616.454.7433

American Red Cross – Muskegon
Must apply for services. Health-related purposes only.

PHONE
231.726.3555

Elders’ Helpers
No application needed. No wheelchair lift available.

PHONE
616.454.8305

Fish For My People
No application needed. Free service run by volunteers. Twenty-four hour advance notice needed. No wheelchair lift available.

PHONE
616.774.2045

GRATA Go Bus
Must apply for services. Two to three weeks to fully process information for discounted services. Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
616.456.6141 or 616.774-1196 (TDD)

Health Care Association of Grand Rapids
Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
616.531.9973

Hope Network Transportation
No application needed. Must set appointment by noon the previous business day. Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
616.243.0876 or 800.410.9491 (toll free)

Hour Transportation
No application needed. Twenty-four hour advance notice requested; may accomodate on shorter notice. Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
888.290.4270

Ready Ride Transportation, Inc.
No application needed. Twenty-four hour advance notice needed. Wheelchair accessible.

PHONE
616.261.2400

Ride Link Transportation Service
Available to individuals 60 and older. May apply for services at American Red Cross, Hope Network, United Methodist, or any senior center. Application process takes three business days to complete. Two-dollar donation is appreciated. Monday through Friday services provided.
866.452.3848

S & L Transportation
Provides state certified 24-hour rehab transportation services

PHONE
800.626.6293

Senior Neighbors in SPARTA
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation

PHONE
616.887.1273

Senior Neighbors in GRANDVILLE
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation

PHONE
616.531.5250

Senior Neighbors in LOWELL
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation

PHONE
616.897.5949

Senior Neighbors in GRAND RAPIDS
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation

PHONE
616.459.3040

Senior Neighbors in WALKER
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation

PHONE
616.453.0739

Seniors Helping Seniors
Provides essential services for independent living

PHONE
616.234.0190

Sunshine Senior Care
Application needed to initiate services. No wheelchair lift available.

PHONE
616.464.1509

Wheelchair Van Service
Available in Rockford, Lowell, Sparta, and Grand Rapids Township. No application needed.

PHONE
616.866.0724

Air Travel

Corporate Angel Network
Corporate Angel Network arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets. Thanks to the generosity of 530 of America's finest corporations, Corporate Angel Network has arranged more than 25,000 flights since its founding in 1981.

PHONE
914.328.1313

Northern Jet Management
Northern Jet Management is the largest charter operator in West Michigan with a fleet of 11 aircraft, including Cessna Citation Bravos, Dassault Falcon 10, Learjet 40XR, and Learjet 45 aircraft. Northern Jet Management is licensed for the continental US, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. To make charter air travel even easier, Northern Jet Management's technologically advanced Global Operations Center is available 24/7/365 for your service. To make your travel plans complete, Northern Jet Management offers a full concierge service to handle catering, ground transportation, hotels, special requests, and more. Contact Northern Jet Management for a free quote.
Scheduling@NorthernJet.net

West Michigan Angel Planes

PHONE
616.673.2272

Wings of Mercy
Wings of Mercy provides free transportation for people with limited financial means who need treatment at distant medical facilities.

PHONE
616.396.1077 or 888.786.7329

Information updated and compiled by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. These names are provided for the sole purpose of assisting clients in locating transportation services within their area. Inclusion on this list does not indicate an endorsement of the companies or their services by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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