The COA busses are available to help anyone 60 and older run personal errands or receive transportation to our Meal Sites. Please contact the Transportation Coordinator within a day’s notice to get on the route sheet. The driver will contact you to let you know your pick up time.
Day’s and Cities of Operation:
Fremont Bus: Monday-Thursday*
Newaygo Bus: Monday-Thursday*
White Cloud Bus: Tuesday-Thursday
*A combined Fremont and Newaygo Bus does run on Friday’s if there are enough riders.
The COA does not chare anything for our transportation services. With that being said, we highly encourage donation to help offset the cost of fuel and driver pay time. The recommended donation amounts are as follows:
Medical Van Trip in County: $5
Medical Van Trip out of County: $20
Bus Transportation: $4 per daily ride or $12 for the week
*No one will be denied access to medical transportation or errands transportation due to the inability to donate.
Health Care Vans
The Commission on Aging provides unlimited health care access for in-county and out of county transportation. We can accommodate for wheelchair users.
The health care van is available to transport anyone living in the county who is 60 years or older.
Out of County appointments MUST be to see a specialist, if the service is offered in the County, we utilize County resources.
Health care transportation services are scheduled primarily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exceptions are made based on client needs, i.e. dialysis transportation on Saturdays when there are no other means of transport. With the rider capacity of each van, we are able to combine a variety of healthcare trips for people living in similar areas and going to appointments in similar areas at similar times.
Note: Please contact us at least 7-10 days in advance for medical Appointments. We service all 60+ older Adults in the County, so appointment slots are filling up fast.
Volunteer Medical Transportation
The Commission on Aging utilizes a volunteer driver network for out-of-county travel for ambulatory seniors to obtain health services not available within the county.
These services include treatment of cancer, appointments with some specialists (i.e. eye, heart), and specialized surgeries. It is more cost effective to utilize volunteer drivers for single or one-time out-of-county health care trips due to the trip time, the wait time, and due to the total number of healthcare trip requests that we receive on a daily and monthly basis.