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Transportation Options

This information has been compiled and updated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. These names are provided for the sole purpose of assisting you in locating local transportation services. Inclusion on this list does not indicate an endorsement of the companies or their services by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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.
269.673.4229 or 877.788.2287

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

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

American Red Cross – Muskegon, Lakeshore and West Shore
Must apply for services. Health-related purposes only.

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

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

The Rapid’s GO!Bus
Must apply for services. Two to three weeks to fully process information for discounted services. Wheelchair accessible.
616.456.6141 or 616.774-1196 (TDD)

Health Care Associates
Wheelchair accessible.

Hope Network
No application needed. Must set appointment by noon one business day prior. Wheelchair accessible.
616.243.0876 or 800.410.9491 (toll free)

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

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

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

Senior Neighbors
Provides applications to Ride-Link Transportation
Grand Rapids – 616.459.3040
Sparta – 616.887.1273
Grandville – 616.531.5250
Lowell – 616.897.5949
Walker – 616.735-3240

Seniors Helping Seniors
Provides essential services for independent living.

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 45,000 flights since its founding in 1981.

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: 800.462.7709.

West Michigan Angel Planes

Wings of Mercy
Wings of Mercy provides free transportation for people with limited financial means who need treatment at distant medical facilities.
616.396.1077 or 888.786.7329