Transportation

See also Rehabilitation and Safety.

Curb to curb transportation requires a rider to be able to walk from house to curb to enter vehicle.

Home to door service assists or carries the rider from the home to the vehicle and through the door of

the destination. A person in need of this service should call and confirm distance to be carried, number of

steps and allowable weight.

Title III of the Older Americans Act provides for some transportation to congregate meal sites and

senior centers. Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid) and PASSPORT provides for transportation

of Medicaid patients for medical services.

X = wheelchair accessible

Area Office On Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. X

(419) 382-0624 or 1-800-472-7277

2155 Arlington Ave., 43609

Funds several transportation programs. Available through senior center or community providers.

Handicapped Parking Permit

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

(419) 381-1109

4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., 43614

State Office:

(614) 752-7500

www.bmv.ohio.gov

Application available from Information Services for the Elderly. Need completed form, doctor’s

prescription and $3.50 per placard. If lost or stolen, replacement is by the same procedure. Call any

license bureau agency.

Public Transportation - Lucas County

TARPS (Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service) X

24 hours

(419) 382-9901 or (419) 382-9903

1127 W. Central Ave., 43610

7 Days/Week, 5:50 a.m.–11 p.m.

Door to door. $2 each way. Need pre-registration for one time or regular rides. Minimum fee for each

use. Requires physician certificate that user is unable to get to bus stop. Covers all areas served by

TARTA.

TARTA

(419) 243-RIDE (7433)

1127 W. Central, 43610

www.tarta.com

Call for info and schedule. Show Medicare card for reduced fare. Free passes to Senior Nutrition Sites

on regular bus routes. M–F, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., monthly color coded passes are available at the

nutrition sites.

TARTA Call-a-Ride

Maumee

Perrysburg

Rossford

Sylvania

Waterville

Taxi Services

You must be able to get to the curb.

(419) 724-6650

(419) 724-6644

(419) 724-6658

(419) 724-6646

(419) 724-6652

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Erie County: 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky 44870

Paulding County Hospital and Home Care

Paulding County: 1035 W. Wayne St., Paulding 45879

St. Luke’s Hospital and Courtesy Van

5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee 43537

Ambulance/Ambulette Transport

(419) 557-7400

(419) 399-4080

(419) 893-5911

Black and White Cab Company

(419) 536-8294

www.blackwhitecab.com/AOoA

Medical and dental appointments for those age 60+ in Lucas Co. Call or apply online.

Bowling Green Transit Service

1-800-579-4299

Checker Cab

(419) 243-2537

J&M Cab Service

(419) 956-1627

Departments of Job and Family Services

Defiance

(419) 782-3881

Erie

(419) 626-6781

Fulton

1-800-344-3575 or (419) 337-0010

Henry

(419) 592-0946

Lucas

(419) 213-8999

Ottawa

(419) 898-3688 or 1-800-665-1677

Paulding

1-800-201-9865 or (419) 399-3756

Sandusky

(419) 334-3891

Williams

(419) 636-6725

Wood

(419) 352-7566

You may qualify for transportation to and from medical appointments if you qualify for Medicaid

benefits. Contact your local office listed above.

Hospital Provided

Some people need professional assistance in getting to surgical or therapy sessions, chemo

treatments, etc.

Private ambulance services are available to meet this need. Always check with your physician/hospital

for this service.

Ambulettes

Ambulettes are vans that accept wheelchairs and can be found in the Yellow Pages under “Ambulance.”

Cost of using them is sometimes covered by medical insurance.

Most Services Offer:

• 24 hour/7 day service

• Direct billing for Medicare/Medicaid and secondary insurance. Most will accept assignment. Some

may bill patients for charges not covered by insurance.

• Family member or friend can ride along

• Stretcher service

Average Costs (base)

• Rates are usually quoted base cost plus additional charge per mile. Ask for exact quotes and any

discounts. Some services are better than others in explaining and pursuing Medicare covered

charges. Know your rights and shop for the best price from at least two services.

Medicare Definition of Stretcher Acceptable Patient

• Cannot sit up in a wheelchair safely

• Cannot walk with assistance

• Must be bed confined 18 hrs. before and after transport

Absolute Freedom Transport Services

5407 Lewis Ave., Toledo 43612

Non-emergency medical ambulette transportation.

Apple-A-Day Healthcare Services

405 Madison Ave., Ste. 1460, Toledo 43604

BG Transit

304 N. Church St., Bowling Green 43402

www.bgohio/grants/transportation

Offers curb-to-curb transportation service.

Dial-a-Drive

413 Main St., Huron 44839

Provides transport in Huron city and township.

EZ Transportation

1810 N. 13th St., Toledo 43604

(419) 885-2102

(419) 242-7753

1-800-579-4299

(419) 433-7433

(419) 241-2639

Medicare Covers:

• Stretcher service to hospital and some outpatient hospital procedures

• Discharge to home or skilled nursing center

• Transport only up to 50 miles

Medicare Does Not Cover:

• Any wheelchair transport

• Transfer from one hospital to another if needed service is available at existing hospital

• Transport to doctor’s office

Medicaid Covers:

• Same services as Medicare plus wheelchair transport with prior doctor’s authorization

• Stretcher service to doctor’s office with authorization

Hart’s Ambulette X

(419) 332-3911 or 1-888-374-6215

3134 E. State St., Fremont 43240

Provides transportation for those who require the use of a wheelchair. Call for prices.

Kish Ambulance

640 Phillips Ave., Toledo 43612

Non-emergency medical ambulette transportation.

Lifestar Ambulance X

1402 Lagrange St., Toledo 43608

Emergency and non-emergency transportation.

Lucas County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

2144 Monroe, Toledo 43604

www.co.lucas.oh.us

Independent ambulance services.

(419) 476-7442

(419) 245-6220

(419) 213-6510 or 911

MedCorp, Inc. X

Lucas Co.

(419) 727-7000

Findlay

(419) 425-9700

Defiance

1-800-295-7723

Lima

(419) 224-4321

www.medcorpinc.com

Provides both emergency and non-emergency ambulance service, as well as ambulette transportation.

Servicing Toledo, Bowling Green, Findlay, Lima and the surrounding area.

Mobile Care Group

(419) 882-5000

5151 S. Main St., Sylvania 43560

www.mobilecaregroup.com

Ambulette vans with lifts and ambulance rigs. Provides medical and non-medical transportation. Serves

Lucas and Wood counties.

(419) 866-5911

(419) 663-1367 or 1-800-589-2515

1-800-589-4994

(419) 476-9350

Additional Transportation Resources

Defiance County

Defiance County Senior Services

140 E. Broadway, Defiance 43512

www.defiance-county.com

Defiance County Veterans Office

1300 East Second St., Ste. 102, Defiance 43512

www.defiance-county.com

Department of Job and Family Services

06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. A, Defiance 43512

Hicksville Senior Center

PO Box 172, Hicksville 43526

Erie County

Department of Job and Family Services

221 West Parish St., Sandusky 44870

Dial-a-Drive

413 Main St., Huron 44839

Provides transportation in Huron city and township.

Erie County Veterans Service Office

247 Columbus Ave., Sandusky 44870

www.veteransserviceseriecounty.org

(419) 782-3233 or 1-888-782-3233

(419) 782-6861

(419) 782-3881 or 1-800-342-0160

(419) 542-5004 or 1-888-330-5004

(419) 626-6781

(419) 433-7433

(419) 627-7650

Morgan Transit

621 N. Eber Rd., Holland 43528

Ambulette transport provider.

North Central EMS X

12513 US Rt. 250 N, Milan 44846

ProMedica Air and Mobile

3441 Granite Cr., Toledo 43617

www.promedica.org

TLC Transportation

5517 Telegraph Rd., 43612

www.tlchcs.com

Erie-Huron Community Action Committee-EHCAC

(419) 626-4320 or 1-866-861-6360

908 Seavers Way, Sandusky 44870

www.ehcac.com

Provides transportation and other services. Must be age 60+ and meet income guidelines.

Ottawa County Transportation Agency-OCTA

275 North Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor 43449

www.octapublictransit.org

Sandusky Transit System

1230 N. Depot St., Sandusky 44870

www.ci.sandusky.oh.us

Serving Our Seniors

310 E. Boal St., Sandusky 44870

www.servingourseniors.org

1-888-898-7433

(419) 627-0740 or 1-877-627-0740

(419) 624-1856 or 1-800-564-1856

(419) 624-0367

(419) 337-0010 or 1-800-344-3575

(419) 337-9299 or 1-800-686-9217

(419) 337-9266

(419) 822-3556 or 1-800-341-1701

(419) 592-0946

(419) 599-5515

(419) 592-8726

(419) 592-0956

(419) 865-2322

(419) 213-8999 or 1-888-245-8999

(419) 691-2254

(419) 241-3235, ext. 122

(419) 382-0624

(419) 205-4839

(419) 885-3913

Share-A-Ride

4405 Galloway Rd., Sandusky 44870

Fulton County

Department of Job and Family Services

604 S. Shoop Ave., Ste. 200, Wauseon 43567

Fulton Co. Senior Ctr.

240 Clinton St., Wauseon 43567

www.fultoncountyoh.com

Fulton County Veterans Services

604 S. Shoop St., Ste. 270, Wauseon 43567

Hands of Grace - Faith in Action

104 Montoe St., Ste. 2, Delta 43515

www.metalink.net/~handsgrace

Henry County

Dept. of Job and Family Services

PO Box 527, Napoleon 43545

Henry County Senior Center, Inc.

130 East Clinton St., Napoleon 43545

www.henrycountyseniorcenter.com

Henry County Transportation Network

130 E. Clinton St., Napoleon 43545

Henry County Veterans Service

1855 Oakwood Ave., Napoleon 43545

Lucas County

Community Dev. Senior Center-CDC

330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Holland 43528

Department of Job and Family Services

3210 Monroe St., Toledo 43606

East Toledo Senior Activity Center

1001 White St., Toledo 43605

Encore Plus

YWCA of Greater Toledo, 43624

www.ywca.org

Transport to appointments for persons with cancer.

Kinship Navigator

2155 Arlington Ave., Toledo 43609

www.areaofficeonaging.com

Services for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Sherry’s Shuttle Service

Sylvania Senior Center

7140 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania 43560

(419) 898-3688

1-888-898-7433

(419) 898-2089

(419) 399-3756 or 1-800-201-9865

(419) 399-3650

(419) 399-8285

(419) 334-3891

(419) 332-8091 or 1-800-775-9767

(419) 334-4421

(419) 547-8052

(419) 334-8911 or 1-800-775-9767

(419) 637-7947

(419) 334-8383

(419) 849-3636

(419) 636-4047

(419) 636-6725

(419) 298-3564

(419) 485-3218

Ottawa County

Dept. of Job and Family Services

8043 W. State Route 163 #200, Oak Harbor 43449

Ottawa County Transportation Agency-OCTA

275 North Toussaint South Rd., Oak Harbor 43449

www.co.ottawa.oh.us/octa

Ottawa County Veterans Office

8444 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor 43449

www.co.ottawa.oh.us/veterans

Paulding County

Department of Job and Family Services

303 W. Harrison St., Paulding 45879

Paulding County Senior Center

401 E. Jackson St., Paulding 45879

Paulding County Veterans Services

PO Box 215, Paulding 45879

Sandusky County

Dept. of Job and Family Services

2511 Countryside Dr., Fremont 43420

www.sanduskycountydjfs.org

Sandusky County Transportation Services

1071 N. 5th St., Fremont 43420

Sandusky County Veterans Office

2511 Countryside Dr., Ste. B, Fremont 43420

WSOS

Clyde Nutrition Site

900 N. Woodland Ave., Clyde, OH 43410

Community Action Commission

P.O. Box 590, Fremont, 43420

Gibsonburg Nutrition Site

100 Meadow Ln., Gibsonburg 43431

Sandusky County Senior Center

600 W. State St., Fremont 43420

Woodville Nutrition Site and Senior Ctr.

321 E. Main St., Woodville 43469

www.wsos.org

Williams County

Bryan Senior Center

PO Box 7077, Bryan 43506

Dept. of Job and Family Services

117 W. Butler St., Bryan 43506

Edgerton Senior Center

PO Box 877, Edgerton 43517

Montpelier Senior Center

325 N. Johnsville St., Montpelier 43543

(419) 737-3095

(419) 682-2083

(419) 924-5447

(419) 633-4317

(419) 636-8812

(419) 352-7566

(419) 257-3306

(419) 260-3228

(419) 874-0847

(419) 666-8494

(419) 353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935

(419) 354-9147

(419) 334-8911 or 1-800-775-9767

Pioneer Senior Center

100 N. Elm St., Pioneer 43557

Stryker Senior Center

PO Box 545, Stryker 43557

West Unity Senior Center

PO Box 241, West Unity 43570

Williams County Department of Aging

201 E. High St., Bryan 43506

www.cityofbryan.net

Williams County Veterans Services

228 S. Main St., Bryan 43506

Wood County

Dept. of Job and Family Services

P.O.Box 679, Bowling Green 43402

North Baltimore Senior Center

514 W. Water St., North Baltimore 45872

www.wccoa.net

Northeast Senior Center

705 W. Water St., North Baltimore 45872

Perrysburg Senior Center

140 W. Indiana, Perrysburg 43551

Rossford Senior Center

400 Dixie Hwy., Rossford 43460

www.wccoa.net

Wood County Committee on Aging

305 N. Main St., Bowling Green 43402

www.wccoa.net

Wood County Veterans Services

1616 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green 43402

WSOS Community Action Commission

PO Box 590, Fremont 43420

www.wsos.org