Springwell Medical Escort & Volunteer Driver Program
|Who can use this option?||
Patients traveling to and from medical appointments only, 60 years of age or older. Residents of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley or Weston. Those who are unable to get to medical appointments independently or unable to use other transportation services available through Springwell. There is no income requirement.
|How much does it cost?||
Free – no charge. However, a donation of $4.00 for each one-way trip is requested. Participants will receive a monthly statement with a suggested donation. The passenger is responsible for parking fees and/or tolls. Volunteers do not accept payments or tips.
|When is this option available?||
Appointments must take place on weekdays between 10 AM and 1 PM. No holiday or weekend service is available.
|How far ahead do you need to plan?||
14 days (2 weeks) in advance
|What accommodations are available?||
An escort/companion is permitted to travel with the passenger. Passengers must be able to get into and out of a regular car with minimal assistance. Light, folding walkers may be accommodated at the driver's discretion.
Phone: (617) 926-4100 TTY: (617) 923-1562 Fax: (617) 926-9897 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.springwell.com/service/ medical-escort Postal mail: 307 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 205, Waltham, MA 02452