On December 18, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will begin offering a new, free transportation service for Veterans with special needs and for those who do not have transportation to and from their outpatient appointments.
Known at the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), the program will be available at the Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, Fla. for Veterans who require transportation to appointments at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. The shuttle will depart from the Lee County VA Healthcare Center at 10:00 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The service will not be available on federal holidays.
VTS will augment existing transportation services to include the Volunteer transportation Network (VTN) operated by the Disabled American Veterans, or DAV, and public services provided by local governments.
Who Is Eligible?
Veterans who are currently eligible for VA health care benefits and have a VA authorized appointment are eligible for VTS.
How do I schedule a ride?
To Schedule Transportation with VTS, please contact your primary care provider, call (727) 398-6661 extension 5624 or email VHABAYTransportationInquiries@va.gov. All reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.
Where can I find more information?
For more information, please visit www.baypines.va.gov/PublicTransportation.asp.