The Community Connector > FAQ > How do I get a ride to the doctor?


Questions received at jwalker@fchn.org may be posted below.


Q: How do I get a ride to the doctor?


Community Concepts Transportation Programs: Community Concepts is a non-profit agency with three different transportation programs to help people in the Franklin, Androscoggin, and Oxford County area. Contact: Star Barden, sbarden@community-concepts.org Website http://www.community-concepts.org. The Elder Rides Program: Provides door-to-door escorted service to medical appointments, shopping, or social activities for seniors 60 or older for free, or at a reduced rate. Seniors must apply for this service, and must meet income guidelines. Clients are encouraged to call 48 hours in advance to schedule their ride, which is provided by volunteer drivers. Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m. Community Concepts Inc. For Hire/Individual Fee Volunteer Drivers Program: Provides door-to-door, escorted transportation services to the general public for a fee. With rides to the airport, shopping trips, non-MaineCare appointments, and more. Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m. The Friends & Family Transportation Program: Provides financial reimbursement to MaineCare recipients for medically related transportation. All visits must be to a MaineCare-approved doctor or facility. Community Concepts can reimburse mileage and tolls to persons with current MaineCare eligibility who drive themselves, or have a friend or family member drive them to eligible medical appointments. First time applicants must apply for reimbursement services (one time application.) Phone: (207) 779-0594 or 1-877-603-0594, 124 Main St., Farmington Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m. Farmington Taxi Service: Local and long distance taxi service. Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. Phone: (207) 779-8888, Contact: John Western Maine Transportation Services (WMTS) also provides transportation through a number of programs. WMTS can be reached at (207) 364-2135 or toll free at 1-800-339-9687. There are other resources listed under the transportation category of The Community Connector as well, and rides are not limited to medical appointments.

Healthy Community Coalition

Founded in 1989, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network with a mission of promoting health and well-being in Franklin County and neighboring towns, including Livermore Falls.