St. Margaret Foundation Free Medical Shuttle
Providing free shuttle services to and from UPMC medical facilities and doctors offices for adults with no available form of transportation in designated areas. A referral is not required for enrollment.
Transportation to and from medical appointments can be problematic for many people, especially the elderly, those with low incomes, or those who do not own or have access to a vehicle. They may need to rely on family, friends or paid taxi services to get to appointments. Even when they have insurance, individuals will avoid making needed medical appointments, decline exams, and not follow up on physician recommendations, thereby increasing their health risks.
The St. Margaret Foundation Free Medical Shuttle program is a free shuttle service operated by Wesley Family Services through a grant provided by the St. Margaret Foundation and is available to residents who use UPMC facilities and doctor’s offices. The service operates from 8:00 am (or earlier if needed) to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Saturday transportation can be provided with at least one week’s notice.
Geographic areas served:
The St. Margaret Free Medical Shuttle service will pick up and drop off in the following locales only:
- Lower Burrell
- New Kensington* (includes Parnassus)
Note: Those with asterisks please call for specific areas.
The shuttle is not an emergency transportation taxi. If you are in an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1. Our staff is not trained to complete emergency medical procedures. Our service has the discretion to cancel transportation due to inclement weather. This is curb to curb service. Staff are not permitted to enter homes, or to assist patients in the absence of their crutches, canes, or walkers while entering or exiting the vehicle.
We do not operate during the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving (including the Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving), Christmas (includes December 24th, 25th, and 26th), Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (the 4th of July), or Labor Day.
For additional information, please contact:
St. Margaret Foundation Free Medical Shuttle Program
Or use the Get in Touch form on this page.
For a program brochure, please go here.