Transportation

Transportation using a volunteer driver is available to the following:
  • Self-Pay / Elderly or Disabled Consumers
    • This service is available to persons age 60 or older, or disabled individuals of any age. Consumers will be allowed up to three scheduled trips per week, provided a driver is available and other sources of transportation such as family and friends are not available. Priority is given to those requesting rides to medical appointments or to work. Other types of trips may be considered on a case-by-case basis.The fee for this service is $0.35 per mile, round-trip, or a $4.00 minimum trip charge.
  • Medical Assistance Consumers
    • Transportation to medical appointments is provided to Medical Assistance recipients through a statewide transportation broker, MTM. To access this service, call MTM at 866-907-1493. If you are on Medical Assistance and enrolled in FamilyCare, you should call CCCW at 877-622-6700 for transportation.
Non-Medical Transportation
Shopping / Errand Service

This service is provided to consumers age 60 or older, or disabled individuals of any age to shop and do errands (example: grocery store, bank, laundry, lawyer/business affairs, etc.) in their own local areas. The fee for this service is $4.00. The different services are:
  • Phillips Shopping / Errand Service: Available weekly on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
  • Park Falls Shopping / Errand Service: Available weekly on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
  • Assisted Shopping Service: If you cannot shop independently, our volunteer drivers can assist you in the store or even do your shopping for you while you remain in the comforts of home; fee for assisted shopping is $10.00
Veteran Transportation
Transportation for Veterans originates at the Price County Veteran’s Service Office (CVSO). If you are a Veteran, contact the CVSO at 715-339-2545 to find out if you qualify. Veterans will be allowed up to 3 scheduled trips per week provided a driver is available and other sources of transportation such as family and friends are not available. Fees are based on the Price County Veteran’s Service Office rules and regulations.

How to Sign Up
Call 715-339-5240 to make arrangements for transportation. Leave a message on the machine with your name and phone number as well as the date, time and place of your appointment. Call at least 2 business days before your scheduled appointment whenever possible. You and your doctor or medical provider will need to sign a slip to verify your medical appointment.

Volunteer
Volunteering is a way of enhancing your own life by:
  • Building confidence
  • Doing satisfying work
  • Feeling needed
  • Getting out of the house
  • Helping others
  • Learning new skills
  • Meeting new people
  • Staying active and involved
Being a volunteer is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others. Price County Senior Services is always looking for sincere and reliable volunteers to serve in a variety different ways.

Requirements
  • Be able to pass a caregiver background check
  • Have a valid drivers license
  • Have proper auto insurance coverage
  • Have the willingness to serve Price County residents
  • Must be age 18 or older
Additional Information
Requests
All requests for rides must be made to Price County Senior Services. Do not call volunteer drivers directly. Requests must be made at least 2 days prior to any needed service. We will do our best to accommodate transportation requests on short notice; however, if drivers are not available we have no ability or responsibility to provide transportation.

Stops
Only authorized destinations and stops will be observed. Medical trips for elderly and disabled consumers have first priority.
Drivers are not responsible for lifting and/or assisting physically impaired individuals, etc. The driver’s primary duty is driving consumers to and from medical appointments. Individuals in need of a specialized vehicle equipped with a wheelchair lift will be transported by another entity under an agreement with Price County Senior Services.

Policies & Procedures
Policies and procedures of the Transportation Program are included, but not limited to, the contents of this page. Please call the Price County Senior Services for more in-depth details on policies and procedures should you have any questions.