Health care transportation

Transportation services may be available to help you get to local or long-distance medical appointments in Massachusetts.

If you, your family member, or your consumers need to get to local or long distance medical appointments in Massachusetts, some transportation service options may be available.

General resources

  • Public transit from your local transit authority: A public bus may go to the hospital or near your doctor’s office. If you are not comfortable in riding the bus, look for a travel instruction program to help you learn to use the public transit system independently and safely.
  • Councils on Aging (COAs) often provide transportation services to seniors and people with disabilities. Contact your local COA to learn what options may be available in your town.
  • MassHealth consumers may be eligible for transportation to their medical appointments.
  • Other transportation services may help you get to your appointments.
  • Veterans' transportation services can help veterans get to medical appointments in the VA system or other medical networks.
  • Volunteer driver programs may be able to help you find a volunteer in your community who can drive you to some of your appointments.

Long-distance medical shuttles

Long-distance medical shuttles operated by Regional Transit Authorities are available in some areas for transportation into medical facilities in Boston or other areas. Before you schedule your appointment, check what days and times the shuttle runs. When you call the doctor, request an appointment at a time when the shuttle is operating. Many shuttles require advance registration.

Service

Origin

Destination

Boston & Peabody Medi-Ride

Merrimack Valley

Boston hospitals & Peabody Lahey Clinic

Road Runner

Greater Lowell

Boston hospitals & Bedford VA

Boston Shuttle

Greater Fitchburg

Boston hospitals, Bedford VA, Emerson Hospital

Worcester Shuttle

Greater Fitchburg

Worcester hospitals

Boston Hospital Shuttle

Greater Framingham

Boston hospitals

Dial-a-Bat Boston service

Brockton

Boston hospitals

Boston Hospital Bus

Duxbury, Hanover, Marshfield, Kingston, Pembroke, North Plymouth, and Scituate

Boston hospitals & South Shore hospitals

Miles for Health

Franklin, Foxboro, Norfolk, and Wrentham

Boston hospitals

Med Wheels

Greater Attleboro & Taunton area

Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Boston Hospital Shuttle

New Bedford & Fall River

Boston hospitals

Boston Hospital Transportation

Cape Cod

Boston hospitals

Medivan

Martha’s Vineyard

Boston hospitals

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