Healthy Rides is a program that provides non-emergency transportation for Greene County residents to and from medical appointments at Greene County Medical Center or McFarland Clinic in Jefferson at no cost.
According to the 2016 Greene County Community Health Needs Assessment, 431 residents identified there was a lack of medical transportation which negatively impacted their health due to cancelled appointments and delayed treatment. The Healthy Rides program was founded in 2020 by Greene County Public Health.
Grow Greene County generously funded the vehicle used to transport patients.
Who can get a ride?
Greene County residents 18 years old and above are able receive a non-emergency ride from Healthy Rides. Individuals must be able to walk to and from the vehicle independently.
How do I schedule a ride?
Greene County residents can schedule a ride through Healthy Rides by calling Greene County Public Health at 515-386-3228. Rides to medical appointments are available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If an appointment is rescheduled or cancelled please call 48 hours in advance.
Where will Healthy Rides take me?
Healthy Rides will provide transportation to patients to and from their home to Greene County Medical Center or McFarland Clinic in Jefferson.
Does this program cost anything?
Donations are accepted. Healthy Rides is a free service to Greene County residents provided through a grant from Grow Greene County. This service receives Elderbridge Agency on Aging funds and support of the Greene County Medical Center Foundation.
Who drives the vehicle for Healthy Rides?
Healthy Rides drivers are all volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please call Greene County Public Health at 515-386-3228. All volunteers will be screened and training will be provided.
Every day, volunteers take time from their work, their leisure, and home life to volunteer their talents and energies – and they make a difference. What they share in common is their dedication and commitment to serving others. For more information on how you can help provide Healthy Rides to residents of Greene County, call or visit our website to read more about our volunteer program.