The American Red Cross believes that one’s inability to drive themselves shouldn’t prevent them from living independently in their own homes. That’s why we provide safe, reliable and timely transportation for seniors, and others in Franklin County, to medical and other life-enhancing appointments through our Community Transportation Program.
This service is provided to those who qualify either through a third party payer such as Franklin County Senior Options, the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and those who purchase their trips through the Fee for Service program. Medical transportation (dialysis, family physician, optometrist, podiatrist, dentist, etc.) is considered first priority. Non-medical requests (i.e. grocery shopping, hair salon, etc.) are considered secondary and are scheduled on a first call first served basis according to vehicle availability.
Register with the Transportation Program
Before scheduling a ride with the Community Transportation Program, please register by reading the letter below and completing the new client registration form. Click on the New Client Registration Form, print it and send the completed form to:
American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
Community Transportation Program
995 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205
If unable to print, a registration form can be sent to you.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule transportation, call 614-253-6705 during the hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. Every effort will be made to accommodate trip requests; however, our schedule is consistently filled two weeks in advance. Please call as soon as possible to schedule your ride.
Hours of Service
Transportation is provided Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eligibility for American Red Cross Community Transportation Program
Community Transportation Fee for Service
Designed for Franklin County residents, of any age. who do not qualify for the programs listed below, our Fee for Service transportation option will provide you with the same quality and caring service. This is an excellent alternative to other less personal transportation options.
You may qualify for Red Cross transportation through one of the programs listed below.