- Transportation Services
- Free Transportation for Medical Appointments
Free Transportation for Medical Appointments
There are a variety of services to assist residents in getting to/from medical appointments and non-emergency treatments. If you need emergency transportation, please dial 911.
Friendly Independent Sympathetic Help (FISH) of Lexington
FISH offers free non-emergency medical transportation for Lexington residents. Rides must be scheduled two operating days in advance. To request a ride, call 781-861-9300 between 9 AM and 1 PM. Visit the FISH website for instructions and to see their calendar of operating days.
American Cancer Society - Road To Recovery Program
The Road to Recovery Program provides transportation to/from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Please call 800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website for further details.
Neighbor Brigade helps locals dealing with a temporary crisis (i.e. a critical illness or sudden family tragedy) with no specific timeline on services. Transportation to hospitals or medical centers for ongoing treatments is one of the services offered. For more information, call 781-325-8580 or visit the Neighbor Brigade website.
Disabled Veterans of America
Disabled Veterans of America has volunteer drivers that offer rides to disabled veterans who have medical appointments scheduled at military facilities or Veteran Administration hospitals. For more information, call 781-275-7500, ext. 2999 or visit the Disabled Veterans of America website. For other Veterans' benefits, please contact the Town Veterans' Services office.
MassHealth Transportation Services
MassHealth members who need non-emergency transportation for medical appointments may be eligible for free transportation services. For more information, call (617) 847-3427 or visit the Massachusetts State Health Care Transportation website.
Your Health Insurance
Your health insurance provider may cover non-emergency medical transportation by request. Sometimes your doctor may have to complete paperwork, or it might be included as part of your plan. If you are on Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans are more likely to have this benefit. Please call the customer service number for your health insurer to ask about rides to your doctor.