Non-Emergency Transportation

BC RIDES

BC Rides has been developed to assist residents who require help with non-emergency transportation services. The program will operate through the involvement of volunteer drivers who have been certified by the program’s steering committee. Transportation will be provided within a 60-mile radius from the Big Canoe Main Gate, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM. Riders are asked to give as much notice as possible and a 2-week lead-time is preferred. There is no cost to the rider, but a tax-deductible donation to the Wellness Collaborative would be appreciated.

Services Provided

The program will cover transportation for:

  1. Medical appointments at hospitals, doctors, dentists and other medical facilities
  2. Pick up of mail
  3. Pickup of groceries or prescriptions at IGA
  4. Deposit of trash at the North Gate

Eligibility

The eligibility requirements to receive BC Rides services may include:

  1. Client must be ambulatory and able to get in and out of the vehicle without assistance (we cannot transport wheelchairs).
  2. Riders must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. The client should be compromised with respect to transportation for medical reasons.
  4. Client must sign the BC Rides and BC Meals Service Agreement.

How to Request Services

Services can be requested by phone or e-mail.

  • Call the Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative helpline at (706) 268-3334 between the following hours:
    Monday – Thursday   6:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Friday   6:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday   8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Send a request to info@bcwell.org and let them know the services needed.

Once your request is received the Wellness Collaborative Info team will contact you to coordinate services.