You are ultimately responsible for how well you live with your amputation. There is simply no way to duck the responsibility. Others, especially your health care team and your family, can give guidance and encouragement but, in the end, it's all up to you. Taken from p. 29 of
[The Amputee's Guide To The Amputation And Recovery Processes]
The above relates to transportation differently for each of us; some of us can drive, some of us have caregivers who drive for us, some of us have friends or relatives who are glad to drive for us, some of us belong to churches or other organizations which have volunteers to drive for us, and some of us can use the services listed below.
Regardless of what works for you, you must be responsible for yourself. Accept the responsibility and become your own strongest advocate!
Home Transportation Services — St. Anthony's Medical Center
St. Anthony's Medical Center's "Home Transport" program provides roundtrip transportation for adults age 60 and older and people with disabilities from their homes to St. Anthony's sponsored services.
The Amputee Support group meetings at the St. Anthony's Medical Center Qualify as a St. Anthony's sponsored service. The meetings not at the St. Anthony's Medical Center do not qualify. Therefore this service is available only for the four meetings at the St. Anthony's Medical Center in January, April, July, and October.
- Door-to-door transportation provided by a trained, licensed driver operating a wheelchair accessible van.
- Patients must be able to access the van with minimal assistance.
- Patients are asked to schedule their appointment times for pick-up 48 hours in advance, if possible.
- Home Transport service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to area residents who are 60 or older or disabled.
Available to persons in the following zip codes:
St. Louis: 63109, 63111, 63116.
St. Louis County: 63021, 63088, 63119, 63122, 63123, 63125, 63126, 63127, 63128, 63129, 63131, 63143, 63144.
Jefferson County: 63010, 63012, 63026, 63048, 63049, 63051, 63052, 63053, 63057, 63065, 63070.
Total wheelchair accessible transportation service, providing accessible van rentals and chauffeur service to seniors and anyone with special needs.
They offer wheelchair, scooter and power chair rentals, chauffeur service, airport drop-off and pick-up, as well as complete concierge services to clients.
They sell slightly used Mobility for U vans to their customers. They provide discounts for military personell and veterans.
You really need to check out the services provided by this company. They seem to have it all covered.
Since 1996, Express Medical Transporters has had one mission - to provide compassionate, safe and timely transportation to those who need it most. They provide transportation sevices to inividuals, care providers, and schools.
Phone: 314-781-6400 Ext. 121
This seems to be a full service transportation company serving those with special needs.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Services
There are at least two licensed and approved taxi services which operate wheelchair accessible taxi cabs in the St. Louis and Jefferson County Area.
They service St. Louis City, County and Jefferson County.
If you identify any others, please inform me.
JeffCo Express is a non-profit effort to operate Jefferson County's first public transportation system - - a deviated fixed-route system that seeks to provide greater transit options for people with disabilities while serving the entire population of Jefferson County.
A-Best Taxi Service
Airport Best Taxi Services, LLC, in collaboration with Paraquad, has four accessible vehicles in its taxi fleet and provides regular taxi service for people with disabilities.
Airport Best Taxi, LLC is a taxi and taxi management company operating in the Greater St. Louis area offering top quality transportation services using late model taxi sedans and new wheelchair accessible vans.
Metro West Transport
Metro West Transport
Metro West Transport in St Peters serves the entire St. Louis area, including St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jefferson County. Currently they operate five wheelchair accessible taxicabs.