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Transportation

Air Care Alliance (ACA)

Over 60 groups have volunteer pilots, trained to transport those in need of free air transportation for patients, family members or various staff members. They primarily assist with medical transport, but do a variety of other missions as well.
2060 State Highway 595, Lindrith, New Mexico 87029
Toll-free: (888) 260-9707
aircarealliance.org

Bikes for All People (B4AP)

A Community Development for All People program, sponsored in part by our Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative, Bikes For All People provides access to bicycles and cycling-related resources to those who rely on bikes as their sole means of transportation. They also accept donations and offer new and pre-owned bikes, parts, tools and cycling gear, group rides, free maintenance classes and an open repair shop.
Physical Address: 934 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Mailing Address: PO Box 6063, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 670-8685
bikes4allpeople.com

Caresource Insurance Transportation

Children and adults in central Ohio who have Caresource insurance can call the number below to schedule a free ride to medical appointments (including WIC appointments).
3455 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(866) 488-0134
caresource.com

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Mainstream

COTA offers a shared-ride service for people with disabilities, and rides must be scheduled in advance. This handicapped and wheelchair accessible van can provide door-to-door service for eligible customers. Customers must complete the online application and have it signed by a physician to get the COTA ADA card.
33 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 272-3033 or (614) 272-3030 TTY
cota.com/accessibility-for-riders-with-disabilities/mobility/

Columbus Center for Human Services (CCHS)

Offers a wide variety of individualized programs and services designed to promote self-advocacy, increase independence, and enhance the lives of individuals living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Some services include transportation, housing, job training, art, in-home support and more.
540 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 641-2900
cchsohio.org

Disability Rights Ohio

Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
TTY (614) 728-2553 or (800) 858-3542 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
disabilityrightsohio.org

Easterseals Central & Southeast Ohio

Easterseals provides autism, disabilities and special needs services, including early childhood education, pediatric occupation, physical and speech therapies; adult day and in-home services, respite care for families who need a break from caring for their child with autism, and social skills groups. They also offer afterschool programs, summer day camps, vocational services, transportation and more.
3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 228-5523
easterseals.com/centralohio

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS) Transportation Services

Transportation services are provided for non-emergency medical appointments for children and adults with Medicaid. Families may use the transportation services multiple times once they are approved.
314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Transportation Unit: (614) 233-2381
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/medical-support-services

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Columbus Metro Bike Map

Offers information and local resources about local biking events and trails, bicycle safety, promotes bicycling in central Ohio.
111 Liberty Street Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-2663 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
morpc.org/transportation/bicycle-pedestrian

Molina Transportation Services

For Molina members they can call the number below to schedule a free ride. Molina offers emergency medical transportation, non-emergency medical transport and non-emergency non-medical transportation. Patients who are in wheelchairs may have unlimited transportation to and from medical appointments each year.
3000 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231
(866) 642-9279 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
molinahealthcare.com

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Disability Plates / Placards

Provides information and the application for disability placards and plates in Ohio.
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 752-7800 or (800) 589-8247
bmv.ohio.gov/vr-sp-disability.aspx

Patient AirLift Services (PALS)

Arranges no-cost air transportation within the Northeastern United States for patients seeking medical care. Volunteer pilots fly individuals for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care as well as many other compassionate or humanitarian purposes. They also arrange special air transportation for military members and their families.
7110 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, New York 11735
(888) 818-1231 or (631) 694-7257
palservices.org

Private Companies That Transport Children with Wheelchairs & Special Needs

  • Life Care Medical Services
    (Emergency and non-emergency medical transportation 24 hours a day throughout Ohio)
    (866) 998-3999
    lifecare-ems.com
  • Critical Care Transport
    2936 East Fourteenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
    (614) 775-0564
    criticalcaretransport.net

Note: CAP4Kids does not recommend or endorse any specific company. We encourage families to carefully review and evaluate all services.

Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County (UMADAOPFC)

Offers after-school, in-school and summer youth programs, family needs assistance, reentry programs, counseling services, drug treatment, crisis intervention and more. Visit the website for a detailed description of their services.
510 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 227-9694
umadaopfc.com