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Patient Transportation

Patient Transportation

Free Transportation to Medical Appointments and More


If you can't drive or your regular driver isn't available, the Friends' Van is always at your service, with free transportation to medical, dental and other personal appointments. Completely supported by the Friends of St. Joseph's Foundation, the Friend's Van is free to riders, although donations are accepted. Medical appointments are a priority and includes visits to physicians, dentist offices, chiropractors, pharmacies and to HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital.

What cities does Friends Van serve?


The service area encompasses all towns within a 20-mile radius of Highland:

  • Alhambra
  • Aviston
  • Breese
  • Highland
  • Grantfork
  • Marine
  • Pierron
  • Pocahontas
  • St. Jacob
  • Trenton
  • Troy

What hours does the Friends' Van operate?


You can access the Friends' Van's free services Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Who can use the Friends' Van, and where does it go?


Anyone who needs transportation can use the Friends' Van, whether you no longer drive, you're temporarily restricted by a medical condition, the family member who usually takes you isn't available or your vehicle is under service. Take the Friends' Van to medical and dental appointments - those are priority. The Friends' Van will Oslo take you home or the nursing home when you're discharged from the hospital. Transportation for personal requests and appointments is also available including shopping, nursing home visits and much more.

How do I schedule transportation with the Friends' Van?


To make an appointment for the use of the Friends' Van - whether it's for yourself or an elderly family member - please call (618) 651-2788.

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