New Transportation for Low Income Seniors
photo courtesy of Christi Ransom Photography
TransMed for Seniors provides free, non-emergency, medical transportation via wheelchair accessible vans to qualified low income seniors. Their trained drivers pick you up at your door, assist you on and off the bus and walk you through the door to your appointment. Riders who are 60 years and older, who are covered by Medi-Cal, receive SSI, or meet TransMed for Seniors’ income eligibility requirements will qualify for free transportation to medical appointments and pharmacy visits. Rides are available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, within a 10-15 mile radius of the Poway Adult Day Health Care Center. If you require the support of a family member or a nursing assistant, one can accompany you at no charge. Reservations are required and certain restrictions may apply. Contact Transportation Coordinator, Tara Guggino, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 858-449-5366 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free ride. TransMed is operated by the Friends of Adult Day Health Care Centers with transportation provided by Poway Adult Day Health Care Center with funding from the TransNet Senior Mini Grant and SANDAG.