In some cases, you may qualify for free or low-cost transportation to doctors appointments, support groups, or to the offices of community service agencies. Please be aware that these are not emergency services providers. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or any other medical emergency dial 911 immediately.
Connecticut Transit – Senior / Disabled Reduced Fares Program: For Senior Citizens (65 years or older) or Persons with a Qualifying Disability.
Reduced fares also apply to one-way tickets for Shore Line East, Hartford Line, the Metro-North New Haven Line and the Danbury, New Canaan, and Waterbury branch trains except westbound morning peak hour trains. Metro-North Peak fares apply to weekday trains that arrive in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) between 5:00am and 10:00am.
Senior Citizens: If you have a Medicare card, you are entitled to ride for a reduced fare. Simply show your Medicare card to the operator when you board the bus. Your local transit provider is required to accept the Medicare card for a half fare.
Location: State Wide Access
Anchor Health Initiative – Case Management Program: Through the efforts of our Care Team and Senior Manager of Community Services, we are able to provide a holistic approach to wellness for LGBTQ clients in need of support. These services are available to patients of Anchor Health Initiative. If you’re not currently a patient, call or email to make an appointment today.
Locations: Stamford & Hamden, CT
Click here for a list of services we provide:
• Access to basic needs, including housing, food, clothing, toiletries, etc.
• Transportation to medical appointments
• Employment resources
• Insurance and affordable healthcare assistance
• Connections to mental health providers and support groups
• Help with substance use
• Resources for STI/STD prevention
• Assistance with updating gender ID documents, including licenses, birth certificates, social security, passports, etc.
• Connections to legal counselors for help with immigration status
• Help for individuals in abusive relationships
• Resources for emergency financial assistance
The Bridgeport Veterans Affairs office offers rides to the VA Hospital in West Haven. The free transportation program is open to Bridgeport veterans and their spouses. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday and makes two round-trips each day leaving the Veteran’s Affairs Office (752 East Main Street) at 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information please call (203) 336-2570.
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Dial-A-Ride – is a locally-operated transportation service for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Most Connecticut towns offer Dial-A-Ride programs either through direct operation, in a collaborative with other entities or by contracting with another provider.
The service is “demand-response,” meaning that the ride must be booked in advance. Hours of operation are typically limited to Monday to Friday during daytime hours. Contact your local Social Services Office, Senior Center or Municipal Agent for Elderly for information in your Town.
Each local Dial-A-Ride program establishes its own eligibility and application process. Typically, the service is available to older adults and people with disabilities who reside within that community. Each local Dial-A-Ride program established its own fee structure and scope of service. Because it is specific to the communities that it serves, each program operates differently. Other towns may offer similar programs under different names with different requirements. The links below represent 98 cities and towns.
Locations: Ansonia – Ashford – Avon – Barkhamsted – Bethany – Bethel – Branford – Bristol – Brookfield – Brooklyn – Burlington – Canaan – Canterbury – Canton – Chaplin – Chester – Clinton – Colebrook – Columbia – Cornwall – Coventry – Danbury – Deep River – Derby – Durham – Eastford – Ellington – Enfield – Essex – East Haddam – East Hartford – East Haven – Falls Village – Farmington – Glastonbury – Goshen – Guilford – Haddam – Harwinton – Hamden – Hampton – Hartford – Hebron – Kent – Killingly – Killingworth – Lebanon – Litchfield – Lyme – Madison – Manchester – Mansfield – Meriden – Middletown – Milford – Morris – New Britain – New Fairfield – New Hartford – New Haven – Newington – Newtown – Norfolk – North Branford – North Haven – Old Lyme – Old Saybrook – Orange – Plainfield – Putnam – Pomfret – Ridgefield – Salisbury – Scotland – Seymour – Sharon – Simsbury – Shelton – Southbury – Thompson – Tolland – Torrington – Vernon – Wallingford – Warren – Waterbury – Westbrook – West Hartford – West Haven – Wethersfield – Willington – Wilton – Winchester – Windham – Windsor – Winsted – Woodbridge – Woodstock
Focus On Veterans, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing FREE medical transportation for Veterans in Eastern Connecticut to VA hospitals and Clinics in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Where qualified, we will provide transportation to local private healthcare facilities.
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Teamworks: Reliance Health provides individual we help for their membership, there is a positive impact on many. Healthy adults create stronger families. Stronger families empower each other to thrive and become engaged citizens. Stronger communities are built on the basis of mental wellness.
Location: Norwich, CT
Team Time Social Club: Our clients are supported and assisted to lead their lives with independence and choice. Members come in on days they choose and participate in groups and activities or spend their time socializing in a safe environment. Transportation to and from members’ homes can be provided at no cost. Along with trips and activities, the Club provides many needed opportunities to members. A laundry and grocery shuttle provides free transportation to and from a member’s home to local stores.
Location: New Britain, CT
Veyo is the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a limited transportation benefit that is provided to eligible Medicaid members in Connecticut who have no other way of getting to their medical, behavioral health or dental appointments. Veyo is the NEMT contractor selected by the State of Connecticut to arrange transportation for HUSKY Health members.
Location: State Wide Access