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Social Services - Transportation

Angel Flight of British Columbia

Angel Flight of BC provides free aerial transport for cancer patients travelling to and from cancer centres in Vancouver and Victoria and arranges ground transportation from the airport to the appointment. All clients must be fully ambulatory. May be able to provide transport for children with non-communicable disease. more info

Address / Contact Info
PO Box 2623
, Sidney, BC, V8L 4C1
Phone: 1(250) 818-0288
Fax: (250) 655-0247
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British Columbia Ambulance Service (Patient Transfer Services)

Emergency medical care and patient transfer services: call 9-1-1. Providing pre-hospital emergency services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout the province. BCEHS oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Emergency: 1-800-461-9911
Non-Emergency: (604) 872-5151
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Danielle's Helping Hand Fund

Powell River & District United Way offers Danielle’s Helping Hand Fund (DHHF) to our community in partnership with the 7th Day Adventist Church. The DHHF is a one time supplemental fund to help local individuals with emergency situations. more info

Address / Contact Info
United Way
Powell River, BC
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Harbour Air Ltd.

Medical Assistance: 30% discount on scheduled flights.more info

Address / Contact Info
4760 Inglis Drive
, Richmond, BC, V7B
Toll-free: 1-800-665-0212
Phone: (604) 233-3537
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Hope Air

Hope Air is the only registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized technologies that usually only exist in larger urban centres.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: 1-877-346-4673 (HOPE)
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Pacific Coastal Airlines

Any customer who is travelling for medical purposes with a properly completed Travel Assistance Program (TAP) form are eligible for a reduced medical fare.more info

Address / Contact Info
Vancouver International Airport – South Terminal
4440 Cowley Crescent Unit 204
, Richmond, BC, V7B 1W4
Toll-free: 1-800-663-2872
Phone: (604) 273-8666
Fax: (604) 273-6864
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Powell River Regional Transit

Local transit system runs seven days a week, providing fixed route scheduled service to major destinations and residential areas in Powell River, rural transit service outside of the fixed route area and Handy Dart door-to-door shared service for people who are unable to take the fixed route service.more info

Address / Contact Info
City of Powell River/Powell River Regional District/BC Transit, City of Powell River
City Hall, 6910 Duncan Street
, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V4
fixed route service: (604) 485-4287
rural and HandyDART service: (604) 483-2008
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Travel Assistance Program (TAP)

Medical Assistance: pink forms available from your doctor’s office for medical appointments requiring travel by ferry (in some instances by plane).more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-661-2668
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Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer Drivers is a free service offered by the Freemasons for people requiring transport to medical appointments in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. more info

Address / Contact Info
Freemason Volunteer Drivers
Phone: Greater Vancouver: +1-604-872-2034
Phone: Vancouver Island: +1-800-663-7892
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Wheels for Wellness

To successfully build, promote, and provide a quality service for the patients of Vancouver Island who require transportation to their medical appointments. To provide safe, friendly on time service to appointments from your home (or from the ferry terminal). To provide "Door to Door" service.

The Wheels for Wellness Society was formed in Comox by the owner of Designated Drivers in 1997. The purpose is to provide transportation to centralized medical appointments for those requiring it.

The Society depends on your donations to maintain the long term viability of this service. We will take Social Services and First Nations Health Authority clients, although will require the mileage allowance given by these agencies be paid to your driver. With confirmation from those departments, we can invoice.

YOUR DRIVER MAY ACCEPT DONATIONS TO THE SOCIETY. The Society will pick you up at your home, take you where you need to go, wait for you and return you to your home. The exceptions are: If you live in Tahsis, Zeballos, or any other off main road community you will be given a designated pickup and drop-off spot by the dispatcher.

We will take you to any out of town MEDICAL appointment, for example Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River that exceeds 60 KM (one way) from your point of departure.

Your volunteer driver will be a polite and courteous individual with excellent driving skills and knowledge of routes to your appointment. Drivers are 'Professionals', have criminal records checks, and a 10 year clean driving record.

If you are physically handicapped we will need to know well in advance in order to provide an adequate vehicle. This includes the requirement to take a walker.

Wheels for Wellness requires advanced notice in order to book a driver and vehicle. 24 hours is normal.

Wheels for Wellness Society is fully insured.








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Address / Contact Info
1894 Bolt Ave
, Comox BC, BC, V9M 2J4
Phone: (250) 339-0196
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