About Amy Umble:
Amy Umble is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
Medical transports available in Caroline
My colleague, Kelly Hannon, had a story in Saturday’s paper that might interest residents of Caroline. She reported on the new medical transport service, started by the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging.
As she writes:
“A handicapped-accessible van is providing door-to-door service between a resident’s home and doctors’ offices, dental offices, therapy sessions, and pharmacies to pick up prescriptions. The van will take passengers to appointments in Caroline and neighboring counties in the Fredericksburg area. The fare is $1.50 each way.”
Money for the service comes from a federal grant and a donation by the Caroline County Rotary Club. The service is for any Caroline County resident over the age of 60, along with disabled residents of any age. Caregivers can accompany the passengers. The van operates every Monday and Tuesday and the third Thursday of the month. It started Aug. 3.
Kelly’s story can be seen here.