Care-A-Van Transportation

Care-A-Van Transportation

What is the Care-A-Van?

Community Memorial Hospital offers Care-A-Van, a free service that transports patients to and from Community Memorial Hospital and physician offices.

What is the service area for the Care-A-Van?

The Care-A-Van provides transportation service within a 17-mile radius of Community Memorial Hospital.

What hours does the Care-A-Van operate? 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How do I schedule a ride?

After your medical appointment is scheduled, call Care-A-Van at (419) 487-1877 with the following information to arrange a ride:

  • Patient’s name, address, and age (if a child)

  • Physician’s name

  • Address of and driving directions to appointment

  • Date and time of appointment

  • Number of people accompanying patient

  • Will the patient be bringing a wheelchair? (Care-A-Van does not supply wheelchairs.)

  • Will the patient need assistance getting from the house to the van?

  • Please be ready when the driver arrives.

Can the Care-A-Van pick up my prescriptions?

If your physician calls a prescription into the local pharmacy, the Care-a-Van will pick up your prescription with the following:

  • Written permission

  • Payment to the pharmacy

How are occupancy and safety handled in the Care-A-Van?

  • The Care-A-Van can transport one wheelchair passenger and up to three additional passengers.

  • The Care-A-Van is equipped with one child safety seat, safety straps to secure a wheelchair, seat belts, a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, and other emergency supplies.

More Information About the Care-A-Van Drivers:

All drivers...

  • Are trained in CPR

  • Are trained in basic first aid

  • Are trained to assist patients with decreased mobility

  • Are trained to secure passengers prior to driving

  • Are NOT trained to assist patients with dressing

  • Are NOT trained to transfer patients to and from a wheelchair. 

I want to help! How can I support Care-A-Van?

If you would like to support Care-A-Van services with a tax deductible donation, please call (419) 487-1877, mail a donation to Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, 208 Columbus St., Hicksville, OH 43526, or donate online. Donations are used to maintain the van and cover fuel expenses.

Care-A-Van services were established thanks to generous donations from the Rotary Club of Hicksville, Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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