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Easter Seals Central & Southeast Ohio

Provides autism, disabilities and special needs services, including early childhood education, pediatric therapies (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 or (800) 860-5523
easterseals.com/centralohio

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
(888) 260-9707
aircarealliance.org

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) 278-1776 or (614) 275-5878 TTY
cota.com/Mainstream.aspx

Columbus Center for Human Services

Has a variety of different programs including in-home support for individuals with disabilities, assisted living locations and even provides reliable transportation services.

    • The CAC (Career, Activity, Community): Provides a multi-faceted environment where individuals are given the opportunity to develop and acquire new skills
    • Supported Community Living (SCL) is an experienced provider of comprehensive in-home supports serving individuals with disabilities
    • Employment Services: Provides vocational training and career development for individuals seeking employment in the community
    • Transportation Services: Provides safe and reliable transportation for individuals with disabilities between home, work, adult day programs, and events throughout Franklin, Union, Delaware, and Pickaway counties
    • Park West Court Apartments (PWCA) is an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

540 Industrial Mile Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
(614) 641-2900
cchsohio.org

Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights Services)

Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio for people who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill or have other physical and mental disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting, community integration, and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
50 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 282-9181 or (800) 858-3542 TTY
disabilityrightsohio.org

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.
1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
Transportation Hotline: (614) 233-2000
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov

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.
PO Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43216
(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.
120 Adams Boulevard, Farmingdale, New York 11735
(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
    (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.