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Sarasota County Ambulatory Services

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

Ambitrans

1-800-881-1009

Dispatch:

(941) 629-1009

Wheelchair van

$44 each way for transport before 6 p.m. plus $3.00 per mile

$65 each way after 6 p.m

Will pick up and deliver anywhere except in emergency.

Ambuvan

(941) 358-1959

Wheelchair van

(8 vehicles available daily)

$20 each way plus $2.00 per mile

Service Sarasota county only.

Need 24 hour advance notice for transport. Provide ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher services.

Doctors Transport Service

(941) 924-4990

Full size vans, one car, one minivan

$65 roundtrip

$45 for additional stops during trip

Will transport anywhere including, but not limited to, medical appointments, church, store, etc.

FISH of Sarasota

(941) 953-5838

Cars

FREE (donations accepted)

Serves Sarasota area only.

Must be resident of Sarasota.

Provide transportation for medical appointments only.

Must call 48 hours ahead of time to make appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jackson Transport

(941) 743-2730

Vans and cars

$40 each way for the first 5 miles plus $3.00 per mile after that

Non-emergency transportation to appointments only. Mainly service south Sarasota county.

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

MBW Transport, Inc.

(941) 362-3944

Wheelchair vans

$50 within 10 miles plus $3.00 each additional mile

Willing to negotiate price if numerous stops

8-5 Monday through Friday.

Med Express

(941) 587-6725

Wheelchair van

$60 roundtrip up to 8 miles

Cost after 8 miles varies

Transport to medical appointments only.

Nursing Resources Transport

(941) 366-1815

Wheelchair van

$80 roundtrip Monday through Friday

$110 roundtrip Saturday or Sunday

Transportation to medical appointments only.

SCAT Gold Card Service

(941) 316-1007   

Bus

.35 per ride when you apply for SCAT’s Gold Card

Rate applies to senior citizens, disabled persons, and those on Medicare.

Serves Sarasota county. Must be able to get to bus stop.

SCAT Plus

(941) 861-1234

Minibus

$1.50 each way

Door to door transportation.

Must have disability and apply for approval. Physician must fill out application form to request transportation. Must pass additional assessment at SCAT to be eligible.

Transportation is customized to each individual and their severity of disability. Transportation includes life sustaining trips (i.e. medical appointments, grocery, pharmacy etc.) Takes 2 weeks to approve physician request.

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

South County Transport

(941) 423-6639

Dodge Minivans

North Port to Sarasota:

$110

Venice to Sarasota:

$90

Englewood to Sarasota:

$110

Nokomis to Sarasota:

$70

*Additional charges for Charlotte county

Venice, North Port, and Englewood residents only.

Rates apply to regular operating hours as follows:

Monday thru Saturday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take Care Transport

(941) 923-3434

Dodge Sprinters

$82 for roundtrip (includes 2 hour driver time)

$25 for each additional half hour

Private pay

*Additional charge on weekends

Serves Sarasota and Manatee counties between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Non-emergency transportation for medical appointments, business needs, or participation in social functions.

Various Taxi services are also available throughout Sarasota County that will offer transport to ambulatory individuals for a certain price per mile (average is anywhere from $2.00 to over $3.00 per mile). The Yellow Pages are one excellent source to look up these services.

Sarasota County Wheelchair Services

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

Ambitrans

1-800-881-1009

Dispatch:

(941) 629-1009

Ambulance and wheelchair van

$44 each way for transport before 6 p.m. plus $3.00 per mile

$65 each way after 6 p.m.

Will pick up and deliver anywhere except in emergency.

Ambuvan

(941) 358-1959

Wheelchair van

(8 vehicles available daily)

$35 each way plus $2.00 per mile

Service Sarasota county only.

Need 24 hour advance notice for transport. Provide ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher services

Doctors Transport Service

(941) 924-4990

Full size Vans, one car, one minivan

$65 roundtrip

$45 for additional stops during trip

Will transport anywhere including, but not limited to, medical appointments, church, store, etc.

Jackson Transport

(941) 743-2730

Vans and cars

$40 each way for the first 5 miles plus $3.00 per mile

Non-emergency transportation to appointments only. Mainly service south Sarasota county.

Med Express

(941) 587-6725

Wheelchair van

$60 roundtrip for up to 8 miles

Cost after 8 miles varies

Transport to medical appointments only.

Nursing Resources Transport

(941) 366-1815

Wheelchair van

$80 roundtrip Monday through Friday

$110 roundtrip Saturday or Sunday

Transportation to medical appointments only.

SCAT Gold Card Service

(941) 316-1007   

Bus

.35 per ride when you apply for SCAT’s Gold Card

Rate applies to senior citizens, disabled persons, and those on Medicare.

Serves Sarasota county. Must be able to get to bus stop.

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

SCAT Plus

(941) 861-1234

Minibus

$1.50 each way

Door to door transportation.

Must have disability and apply for approval. Physician must fill out application form to request transportation. Must pass additional assessment at SCAT to be eligible.

Transportation is customized to each individual and their severity of disability. Transportation includes life sustaining trips (i.e. medical appointments, grocery, pharmacy etc.) Takes 2 weeks to approve physician request.

South County Transport

(941) 423-6639

Ford vans

North Sarasota:

$140

Venice to Sarasota:

$120

Englewood to Sarasota:

$140

Nokomis to Sarasota:

$100

*Additional charges for Charlotte county

Venice, North Port, and Englewood residents only.

Rates apply to regular operating hours as follows:

Monday thru Saturday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

Take Care Transport

(941) 923-3434

Dodge Sprinters

$82 for roundtrip (includes 2 hour driver time)

$25 for each additional half hour

Private pay

*Additional charge on weekends

Serves Sarasota and Manatee counties between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Non-emergency transportation for medical appointments, business needs, or participation in social functions.

Provide wheelchair transport.

Cross Country Services

Service Provider

Phone number

Type of vehicle(s)

Approximate cost

Miscellaneous

Greyhound

(800) 846-0754

Greyhound Customers with Disabilities Travel Assistance Line: 1-800-752-4841

Bus

Fare dependent on distance traveled

Reduced fare by 5% for seniors

Arrive at least 1 hour before departure (if you know schedule).

Travel around the clock to various destinations. Provide lift-equipped buses. Service all types of needs (including elderly, Medicaid eligible, etc.).

Angel Flight Southeast

Toll free (24 hr hotline): (800) 352-4256

Main line: (352) 326-0761

Airplane

FREE

Flights available to medical appointments and for other humanitarian needs.

Must have financial need for services requiring treatment not available locally. Must be ambulatory, medically stable, and able to sit up right and fasten seat belt.

Must be able to get in and out of a small plane (stepping up approximately 18 inches) without assistance.

Must be able to fly in unpressurized 4-6 seat aircraft. Must acquire physician’s release.

Total passenger weight limit of 450 pounds. Travel a minimum of 100 nautical miles up to 300.

MEDCOACH

1-800-311-3412

42 foot motorcoach with beds, bathroom and small kitchen

Cost varies with distance

Will provide long distance transportation all over United States and Canada

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