American Cancer Society – Road to Recovery test
Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.
Essential Transportation for Seniors
Services are provided through the town to assist seniors with door to door transportation for essential services such as medical appointments and shopping. In general the vehicles of not cross town boundaries and medical appointments have priority. Since they are used so often, it is advisable to make a reservation two weeks in advance.
Town of Babylon
Town of Islip
Town of Southampton
Town of Brookhaven
Town of Riverhead
631-722-4444 ext 290
Town of Southold
Town of East Hampton
Town of Shelter Island
Town of Huntington
Town of Smithtown
City of Glen Cove
City of Long Beach
516-431-1000 ext 326
Town of Oyster Bay
Town of Hempstead
Town of North Hempstead
Companies that will either provide you with your own plane or set you up in a commercial carrier for medical transportation.
Air Ambulance America
American Jets, Inc.
Air Ambulance Specialists, Inc.
Federal Air Ambulance
Curb to Curb transportation for anyone who is physically or mentally unable to use public transportation. seniors must complete application. The fee is $3.50 each way. Personal care attendants may ride at no charge
947 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH)
FISH of Wantagh utilizes volunteers to provide transportation to seniors.
Wantagh, North Wantagh, and North Bellmore.
New Hyde Park and Garden City
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)
Medical transportation for the Long Beach area.
Appointments must be made in advance.
162 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561
Lakeville Ambulette Transportation, LIC
They offer the patients and residents of Parker Jewish Institute and Queens Long Island Renal
Institute, as well as adults in the communities, nursing homes and health care facilities,of
New York City and Long Island, efficient, sensitive and professional transportation to medical
appointments, nursing homes and related destinations.
271-11 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Long Island Rail Road
Seniors age 65 and over may use their Medicare cards, driver’s license or birth certificate to
receive half fare as long as it is not for trains arriving in NYC between 6am and 10 am.
Medicaid Transportation for Suffolk
Persons with an active case of Medicaid and medical need may get help with transportation to
and from health care providers (doctor, clinic hospital, etc.) . All trips require prior approval.
the change to Servisair LLC has been challenging with long hold times.
States are required under federal regulation to provide transportation for Medicaid beneficiaries to and from medical services. For the Medicaid population, getting to and from medical services can be a struggle. New York State made the decision to cover medical transportation for Medicaid beneficiaries travelling to Medicaid-covered services. If you are Medicaid eligible, visit the above website to find out how to arrange transportation in your county, to and from your medical appointments.
Oyster Bay Senior Community Service
Provides medical transportation for seniors in Oyster Bay area. Appointments must be made at least one week in advance
45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Patient Airlift Services, Inc. (PAL’s)
Arrange FREE air transportation for patients (children and seniors) in need of medical
diagnosis or treatment. Pilots donate their time and planes for Medical Missions, Compassion
Missions, and Humanitarian Missions.
120 Adams Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Project Independence/Town of North Hempstead
Free taxi transportation for residents age 60 and older for food shopping on designated days between 11am and 2pm. discounted taxi rides for non-emergency medical dental and treatment appointments within the Town and to certain locations outside the Town. some bus service to senior centers and special events.
Road to Recovery
A volunteer transportation program available to cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment. Five days notice required and transport is based on availability of volunteers. Taxi service also available. Available to residents in Suffolk County. Patient must be ambulatory
5 Davids Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788
800-227-2345 (Information line available 24/7)
Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT)
Curb to curb transportation for anyone who is physically or mentally unable to use public transportation. Seniors must complete an application. In addition to the curb-to-curb service they always provide their riders, Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT) will also offer Origin to Destination service. service will allow SCAT drivers to provide basic additional assistance to para-transit riders between curbside and building entrances. To receive such assistance, passengers must request it at the time they reserve their trip. Certain restrictions apply. For an application call 631-853-8333. To schedule an appointment call 631-738-1150.
some taxi companies in Nassau and Suffolk County, offer a 10% discount off regular fares to senior citizens in some communities. Seniors must identify themselves when ordering and have identification.
Transportation to Appointments
Some local offices for the aging and senior centers offer transportation to doctor appointments, nutrition sites, shopping or other vital destinations. Contact your local office for the aging or senior center to find out what may be available in your community.
Many public transportation systems offer discounts for older New Yorkers. New York City, for example, has reduced fares for subway and buses. Residents 65 and older must show their Medicare card or other proof of age to obtain a Reduced Fare Metro Card. For information, contact the New York City Department for the Aging at 311. To determine if you can get discounts, contact your local office for the aging or local transportation system. Anyone planning extensive travel should check with their travel agent or the carrier to see if they offer discounts for older New Yorkers.
Older Driver Safety
Driving is a critical part of our daily lives – our lifeline, ensuring we can pick up groceries, see our family, get to work and visit our doctors. Various health conditions and declines in visual, thinking and physical abilities that occur with aging can affect driving ability; and if you take multiple medications to help those conditions, you could be putting yourself and others in danger. To learn more about older drive safety, visit the website above.
Personal Identification Card
For older New Yorkers who do not drive, or have never driven, a non-driver photo identification card may be purchased from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Some local offices for the aging may also provide identification cards. Call your local office for the aging to ask if they have such a program.