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Transportation Options

Service provider

Phone number


Approximate cost



Dispatch: 941-629-1009

Wheelchair van

• $44 each way for transport before 6 p.m. plus $3 per mile
• $65 each way after 6 p.m.

Will pick up and deliver anywhere except in emergency.



Wheelchair van
(8 vehicles available daily)

Call for pricing

• Sarasota County only.
• Need 24-hour advance notice for ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher services.

Doctors Transport Service


Full-size vans, one car, one minivan

• $65 round-trip
• $45 for additional stops

Will transport anywhere including medical appointments, church, store, etc.

FISH of Sarasota



Free (donations accepted)

• Sarasota area only.
• Must be a resident of Sarasota.
• Provide transportation for medical appointments only.
• Must call 48 hours ahead to make appointment between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Jackson Transport


Vans and cars

$40 each way for the first 5 miles plus $3 per each additional mile

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

MBW Transport


Wheelchair vans

• $50 within 10 miles plus $3 each additional mile, will negotiate price if numerous stops

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Med Express


Wheelchair van

$60 round-trip up to 8 miles, price after 8 miles varies

Transportation to medical appointments only.

Nursing Resources Transport


Wheelchair van

• $80 round-trip Monday through Friday
• $110 round-trip Saturday or Sunday

Transportation to medical appointments only.

SCAT Gold Card Service



35 cents per ride with SCAT Gold Card

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

• Serves Sarasota County. Must be able to get to bus stop.




$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 (such as medical appointments, grocery, pharmacy, etc.) Takes two weeks to approve physician request.

South County Transport


Ford vans, Dodge minivans

Call for pricing

• Venice, North Port, and Englewood residents only.
• Regular operating hours: Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take Care Transport


Dodge Sprinters

• $82 round-trip (includes 2-hour driver time),
• $25 for each additional half hour, additional charge on weekends

• Serves Sarasota and Manatee counties from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Non-emergency transportation for medical appointments, business needs, or participation in social functions.


Local Taxi Service
Yellow Cab: (941) 955-3341

Limousine Service:
Courtesy Executive Sedans: (941) 954-1970
Diplomat Taxi & Limousine Service: (941) 355-5155 or Toll-Free 877-859-8933
Luxury Limousine: (941) 926-4873
John Keim Limo & Taxi Service: (941) 713-1576

Cross Country Services

Service Provider

Phone number


Approximate cost




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


Fare dependent on distance traveled, fare

reduced 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-hour hotline: 800-352-4256

Main line: 352-326-0761



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 upright 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- to 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.

MED Coach


42-foot motor coach with beds, bathroom and small kitchen

Cost varies with distance

Long-distance transportation in United States and Canada.