Gift-A-Ride Program

We Provide Non-Emergency Medical Transportation To

  • Routine Medical Appointments
  • Same Day Surgery
  • Physical Therapy    
  • Lab Work
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation
  • Other Medical Appointments
  • Nursing Home/Hospital Visitations

          
We also transport people to and from the JCC in West Orange, NJ.

We will transport individuals who use a cane, walker, crutches or wheelchair.  If you have an electric wheelchair or scooter, please let us know when you call.  We will also transport individuals who use oxygen only if they can carry and maintain it on their own.

Spouses and Aides are permitted to ride with the clients, as long as it is medically necessary.

Areas We Travel To

Essex County, Parts of Union & Morris Counties

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS LATER THAN 2:00PM

Scheduling Appointments

To set up an appointment please contact:
Lauren O’Gorman, Scheduling Coordinator
(973) 325-1359 or LOgorman@doigc.org
If no one is available, please leave a message and we will return your call.

 

Please have the following information ready when you call to schedule an appointment:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Address and Phone Number
  3. Date and Time of the Appointment
  4. Address and Phone Number of the Doctor or Facility
  5. Name of the Doctor or Facility
  6. Is it a round trip or one way?
  7. Do you have a cane, walker, or wheelchair?

Please remember to schedule your transportation at least 7 days in advance.  We would like to suggest that you inform us of an appointment as soon as you are aware of it.  Unfortunately, due to limited space, last minute appointments may not be accepted.  Please note you may schedule a maximum of 6 appointments per month.

Cancellations/Re-scheduling

If you need to cancel or to re-schedule your appointment, please call within 24 hours.

Transportation Cost

The fee you will pay for a ride is determined by evaluating your monthly income and expenses.  The first time you call to schedule an appointment, we will calculate your co-payment amount.

Method of Payment

Please have your co-payment with you on the day of your appointment. Please make your check out to Metro Transport.  Put the check in an envelope and write your name and appointment date on the outside of the envelope. Please give the envelope to the driver when you are picked up for your appointment. Please do not pay by cash.
          

 

 Metro Transport
 1155 Pleasant Valley Way
 West Orange, NJ 07052
 973-325-1359

 

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Generously Funded By:

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Grotta Fund For Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation
The Fred C. Rummel Foundation
United Jewish Communites of MetroWest New Jersey
Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement