Transport Services

A team of volunteer drivers provide door to door transport for eligible residents to
attend medical and allied health appointments, and social support activities when other
transport options are unavailable or unsuitable.

Clients are picked up from their home and driven to their appointment. The volunteer driver will wait for the client until the appointment finishes and then drive the client home. 

 

This service enables residents who are isolated in their own home an opportunity to attend much need social activities and health appointments. In some cases, the visit from one of volunteer drivers is the only social connection some clients have during a fortnight period.

A wonderful team of dedicated volunteer drivers sustain this service and if it was not for their ongoing support and devotion to volunteering this service would not be available. We request a small donation for this service to cover our expenses.

Types of Transport

Medical Appointments

Allied Health Appointments

Allied Health appointments are those that compliment your general medical appointments. There are many different types of allied health services and some of these include: Podiatry, Dental, X-ray, Pathology*

Bridges Social Activity Groups

Social groups and activities run by Bridges Connecting Communities.

Community Shopping Bus

A community shopping bus to Knox City and Stud Park shopping centres is available to clients on a weekly basis.

*Social support activities are Bridges activities such as our Planned Activity Groups or outings.

Areas Serviced

We can provide transport services to a number of facilities within in the City of Knox and as far as Box Hill Hospital, Monash Hospital, and Lilydale.

Transport is provided to clients residing in the following areas:

  • Bayswater
  • Belgrave
  • Boronia
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Ferny Creek
  • Kallista
  • Kalorama
  • Knoxfield
  • Lysterfield
  • Menzies Creek
  • Monbulk
  • Mount Dandenong
  • Olinda
  • RowvilleSassafras
  • Scoresby
  • Selby
  • Sherbrooke
  • Silvan
  • Tecoma
  • The Basin
  • The Patch
  • Tremont
  • Upper Ferntree Gully
  • Upwey
  • Wantirna
  • Wantirna South

Making a Booking

To request a drive please contact the Bridges office on (03) 97639700. We rely on the availability of volunteers and require notice for booking a drive.

  • For pre-existing clients, we require 5 working days notice.
  • For new clients, we require 14 working days notice.

Required information

  • Your name
  • Contact phone number
  • Day and date of your drive
  • Appointment Time (We will advise you of the time your driver will pick you up)
  • Destination - including name of facility and address.
  • Every effort will be made to find a driver, however due to the high demand for this service, unfortunately on some occasions a volunteer driver will not be available.
  • Please be sure to advise the office of any change of time or cancellation as soon as possible.
  • Please note drives will not be available on public holidays.
  • On days declared as total fire ban, all drives to the Yarra Ranges will be cancelled.

 

Please contact the Office at Bridges Connecting Communities on
9763 9700 or email info@bridgescc.com.au

 

 

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