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New transit service for Western Placer

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The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency’s new Consolidated Transportation Service Agency serving western Placer County is now in effect. Seniors First, Inc. takes over the existing non-emergency medical transportation services, vouchers and volunteer transportation programs in Placer County. Now called the Western Placer County Transportation Services Agency, it is partly supported by healthcare community members such as Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Placer Collaborative Network and Placer Independent Resource Services. “We are very excited to partner with Seniors First in our quest to continue to provide safe, reliable transportation services to residents of Placer County,” said Celia McAdam, executive director of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency. “This important public/private partnership has been made possible by the collaborative effort amongst organizations that understand the critical need of serving the transportation needs of the community.” For the last 10 years, PRIDE Industries handled the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency’s services for Western Placer County residents. Anyone who has previously used PRIDE Industries’ services for medical related trips must now contact Seniors First, Inc. to schedule a ride on Health Express. For more information or to schedule a ride on Health Express, call (530) 887-7433 or 1 (800) 655-7433. HEALTH EXPRESS NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION & VOUCHER PROGRAMS FACT SHEET What is Health Express? · Health express is a door-to-door transportation service for residents of western Placer County to and from their non-emergency medical appointments. · Health Express, which has operated for more than 10 years in Auburn, is expanding service to Lincoln, Colfax, Roseville, Rocklin and one day a week to Sacramento. · Health Express can transport oxygen and wheelchairs. Who is Health Express for? · Health Express is for seniors and disabled (CTSA TDA funded ride). · Health Express can also be a “last resort’” medically related transportation service for Placer County residents, including children who can’t find affordable transportation to their appointments (Health Express partners funded ride). What does Health Express cost for riders? · Health Express is a free service but donations are accepted to keep this service going. When does Health Express operate? · Health Express operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays · Health Express will operate into Sacramento on Thursdays of each week. Service will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a shared ride so there may be some wait time for the return trip. Current Partners include: · Kaiser Permanente Medical Center · Placer Collaborative Network (PCN) · Placer Community Foundation (PCF) · Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) · Seniors First · Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital · Sutter Roseville Medical Center · Western Placer CTSA How Do I Schedule a Ride? · To schedule a non-emergency medical ride with Health Express, call 1-800-655-7433 or (530) 887-7433 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Mondays through Fridays. There is a two-day notice requested to schedule a ride. Health Express will not provide same-day trips. Other Information: · Health Express Web site is www.placerhealthexpress.org · Health Express e-mail address is: he@seniorsfirst.org SENIORS FIRST VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION DOOR TO DOOR RIDES FACT SHEET WHO: Door To Door Rides is a volunteer-based transportation program in operation since 1971. This is a Seniors First program. WHAT: Transportation is provided for Placer County seniors and disabled adults under 60 who are unable to drive or use public transportation. WHERE: Rides are for medical appointments, dental appointments, labs, pharmacies, grocery shopping, banking, and hairdressers; with service provided in and around the Auburn area, Roseville area and Sacramento. WHEN: Clients need to call at least two business days in advance for weekday trips only. CURRENT PARTNERS: Area 4 Agency on Aging Western Placer CTSA OTHER INFORMATION: No wheelchairs, no oxygen tanks Client donations suggested Call: 1 (800) 878-9222 Auburn area 889-9500, extension 202 Roseville area 782-4202, extension 204 E-mail: nancy@seniorsfirst.org Web Site: www.seniorsfirst.org