Medical Transportation, Non-emergency

Site: Halton

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Record #: BTN4598 Last Full Update: 17 Dec 2014
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Public CommentsFOR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE, DIAL 911
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameVolunteer drivers
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameGeneral Topics and Information
Legal Status(99) Unknown / No Service
Service Information
Description (Service)If you need emergency medical transportation, call 911. 
This topic record gives an overview of where to find non-emergency transportation, (including wheelchair and stretcher transportation) to medical appointments.  
 
NOTE: 
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) (see separate record here) may pay for transportation to medical appointments for its clients. 
 
REGULAR AND/OR WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES: 
1. Burlington Transit (regular bus service) 
* for contact information and more details, see separate record here  
* has accessible buses on many of its routes 
* fee for use 
 
2. Burlington Transit Handi-Van (for people with disabilities)  
* for contact information and more details, see separate record here 
* wheelchair-accessible van provides door-to-door service  
* must be unable to use regular transit system and apply to be Handi-Van client  
* connects with neighbouring accessible transportation systems (DARTS in Hamilton and Care-A-Van in Oakville) 
* fee for use (regular Burlington Transit fare). 
 
3. Canadian Cancer Society, Halton Unit (to cancer treatment only) 
* for contact information and more details, see separate record here 
* uses volunteer drivers' own vehicles 
* free of charge after $ 100 one-time administration fee, subsidy may be available for those unable to pay administration fee  
* volunteer drivers go to cancer treatment centres in Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, Toronto  
* 3 business days notice required, except in emergency 
 
4. Canadian Red Cross, Burlington Branch 
* for contact information and more details, see separate record here 
* provides transportation to local and out-of-town medical, dental and hospital appointments as well as adult day programs  
* transportation provided in Red Cross vehicles, including wheelchair vans or volunteers' private vehicles (cannot take stretchers) 
* fee for use 
* up to 2 weeks notice required for out-of-town appointments  
 
5. Some commercial home care agencies will transport to medical appointments for a fee 
* see list here  
* contact individually regarding types of vehicles available 
* fee for use 
 
6. Spectrum Patient Services (formerly named Ontario Patient Transfer) 
Tel 905-528-6858, Toll free 1-866-527-9191, Email: info@opt-med.com, website  
* provides non-urgent patient transportation and pre-hospital event medical services throughout Ontario 
* local and long distance 
* bedside to bedside service  
* fee for use  
* Mon-Sun 24 hours  
 
7. Mobility Transportation 
* for contact information and more details see separate record here
* Private business that provides wheelchair transportation. 
* fee for use 
 
8. Northshore Medical Transport 
Toll free 1-877-288-9871  
* Private business that provides wheelchair and stretcher transportation 
 
9. Rapid City Transportation 
Tel 416-266-1500, Toll free 1-888-202-3923, Fax 905-831-1115, E-mail info@rapidcitytransport.com, website 
* Private business that provides non-emergency patient transportation and accompaniment. 
 
10. Voyageur Patient Transfer 
Toll free: 1-855-263-7163, Email admin@voyageurtransportation.ca, website  
* Private business that provides wheelchair and stretcher transportation. 
 
 
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE VAN RENTAL 
1. Wheelchair in Motion 
Toll free: 1-888-776-1102, Email: contact@wheelchairinmotion.com, website
 
 
STRETCHER TRANSPORTATION (non-emergency ambulance) 
1. Spectrum Patient Services (formerly named Ontario Patient Transfer) 
Tel 905-528-6858, Toll free 1-866-527-9191, Email: info@opt-med.com, website  
* provides non-urgent patient transportation and pre-hospital event medical services throughout Ontario 
* local and long distance 
* bedside to bedside service  
* fee for use  
* Mon-Sun 24 hours  
 
2. Northshore Medical Transport 
Toll free 1-877-288-9871  
* Private business that provides wheelchair and stretcher transportation 
 
3. Voyageur Patient Transfer 
Toll free: 1-855-263-7163, Email admin@voyageurtransportation.ca, website  
* Private business that provides wheelchair and stretcher transportation. 
Areas ServedHalton Region
LanguagesEnglish
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Located In CommunityHalton Region
AccessibilityUnknown - varies
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesAmbulance Services
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