Transportation Assistance

Transportation to and from The Austin Center for Radiation Oncology can sometimes be difficult for patients and their families. We believe that transportation should never be a barrier between our patients and quality medical care. Below are a number of transportation options that may help.

To speak to someone in our Center about transportation assistance, call (5120 687-1950.

 

Conley Guerra Senior Center: Provides roundtrip rides for $6 (one person) and $12 (two people)

  • (512) 974-1464

C.A.R.T.S.: Provides free roundtrip rides to treatments to all Medicaid patients

Ride Guide: Senior Transportation Options in the Greater. There is no charge for this service, but clients pay parking lot fees. Service request are for round trip or one way rides. Enrollment is limited to older adults who are still living independently in the community.

  • Numbers vary by location:
    • Far Northwest Caregivers-(512) 250-5021
    • Georgetown Caregivers-(512) 868-9544
    • North Central Caregivers-(512) 453-2273
    • Northeast Caregivers of Austin-(512) 459-1122
    • Round Rock Caregivers-(512) 310-1060
    • South Austin Caregivers-(512) 445-5552
    • West Austin Caregivers-(512) 472-6339

 

Senior Support Services of Austin: personal rides for non-emergencies such as medical appointments. Requires 24 hour reservations and depends on availability. Serves only within Austin city limits with suggested $2.00 donation.

  • (512) 490-3012 Parks and Recreation Department

American Cancer SocietyRoad to Recover: volunteer-based transportation program. Volunteers use their own vehicles to transport persons with cancer for cancer treatment and some medical appointments. Apply by phone. Requires 3 days advanced notice.

  • (512) 919-1829

 

Medi Wheels: Meals on Wheels and More: Offers transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers use their personal vehicles. Requires 2 days advanced notice.

  • (512) 476-6325

Medicaid Recipient Transportation: Elderly Medicaid recipients may qualify for free transportation to doctor appointments and pharmacies if they are not residing in a long term care facility, or do not have dual enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid. Texas DHS provides free tickets for use with Capital Metro services and taxis. Check Medicaid card for these programs: QMB or SLMB. It NOT receiving these services Medicaid recipients call

  • (877) 633-8747 to receive free tickets to use Capital Metro’s Special Transit Service or the Taxi Voucher Program.

Keep Austin Mobile: Provides safe, reliable and friendly transportation for people in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer our free service to people needing a ride to work, medical appointments, school, or recreational activities.

Faith in Action Caregivers: Organization that uses volunteer drivers. Must be at least 60 y.o., able to communicate to volunteers and access a personal vehicle with minimal assistance, and live independently in the community.

Care Communities: Provides practical and compassionate support, through volunteer Care Teams, for people living with serious illnesses, such as cancer. Includes transportation, light housework, yard work, and companionship.

*If a client has Medicaid or Medicare, some of the managed care agencies that offer insurance benefits to those clients also have transportation options as part of their benefit package*