St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Senior Services Department’s “Home Transport” program provides roundtrip transportation for adults age 60 and older and people with disabilities from their homes to St. Anthony’s-sponsored services.
“We have provided transportation to St. Anthony’s for seniors living in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers for several years, but now we also offer this service to private individuals living in their homes,” said Ellie Sicola, R.N., director of St. Anthony’s Senior Services. “St. Anthony’s is committed to improving access to medical services for the residents of this community.”
Trained drivers, wearing uniforms and displaying ID badges, use wheelchair-accessible vans to pick up patients in zip codes surrounding the medical center, within St. Louis City and County and Jefferson County. Patients are asked to call with their appointment times 48 hours in advance, if possible. Drivers pick up residents at their doors (must be at ground level or handicapped accessible, no stairs) and transport them directly to their scheduled appointments, returning them home afterwards.
St. Anthony’s Home Transport service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to area residents who are 60 or older or disabled. Cost for a round trip is $15. For more information or to schedule transportation, call 314-525-1889.