Transport is available for medical appointments

Cooloola Cove resident Paul Hudson arriving safely for his appointment at Gympie Hospital with the support of one of our caring drivers, Warren Morriss

Cooloola Cove resident Paul Hudson arriving safely for his appointment at Gympie Hospital with the support of one of our caring drivers, Warren Morriss

It’s easy to overlook the fact that our community is constantly changing as people move out of and into the area. But to my amazement, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport is news, even to locals who have been here for several years.

What we do is simple: We take clients to and from non-urgent scheduled medical appointments, anywhere between Brisbane and Hervey Bay.

We pick clients up from their home in Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and surrounds, take them to their appointments, wait in the general area and when they are finished, they call us and we pick them up and take them safely home.

What will it cost: Our charges are modest and cover the administrative costs of providing the service. We are a non-profit organisation. All our staff and drivers are volunteers and their time is free of charge. Call the office on 5486 2488 to get a price for your needs.

Can I get financial assistance: A Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) is available, which our clients can apply for to offset costs; certain conditions apply, so check with your GP.

What if I am facing extended treatments: We have recently implemented our own subsidised pricing for those clients facing extended repeat visits, such as cancer and dialysis, and if your need is in that category just drop into the office to see what we can do to help.

And if a client has a Carer or Family Member who needs to travel with them, this is welcomed.

If you wish to have a chat about your particular needs you can call in to our office at 25 Bream St, Tin Can Bay, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

We will be closed from December 13 through to January 6, allowing our volunteers time with their families and friends and we wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and most importantly – a safe one.