Starting October 10, 2018, the new Cape Area Medivan will provide medical transportation to the Cape Cod area for seniors and disabled persons. To be eligible you must be 60 years of age or older and/or disabled. If you are under 60 with a disability you would need to provide documentation from your health care provider. Persons who do not qualify under these criteria may qualify for standby status and can call the VTA the day before to find out if space is available. To obtain an application for the Cape Area Medivan service, please call 508-693-9440 ext.1.
The Cape Area Medivan travels to and from Cape Cod area medical facilites every Wednesday on a year round basis, excluding holidays. You can meet the van by 7:30am at the Vineyard Haven Park & Ride lot on State Rd., or directly at the Steamship Authority no later than 7:45am for the 8:15am boat.
All scheduled appointments must be made between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm and should be done by 3:30pm. The van returns on the 5:00pm ferry. If you are delayed for any reason, the van CANNOT wait. It will be your responsibility to seek alternate transportation back to Woods Hole.
All passengers MUST schedule their trips in advance by calling the VTA at 508-693-9440 ext 1 preferably no later than 1:00PM the day before travel. To improve your chances of securing a seat, we strongly suggest calling as soon as you have your appointment. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once reservations are booked you must call us the day before travel to re-confirm.
There is a $20.00 round trip fee (includes ferry ticket) for this service, cash or check payable to the VTA will be collected by the driver upon boarding the van. This fee is for ALL seats booked per person, including escorts & personal care attendants. The VTA will charge $10.00 for a one way reservation if made in advance. There will not be any refunds issued for any part of your reservation that is missed. If you are unsure whether you will be done in time or may be staying, please pay the driver $10.00 each way.
The new Cape Area Medivan Service provides lift accessible van service to seniors and disabled persons for medical appointments on Cape Cod and Plymouth. To be eligible you must be 60 years of age or older and/or disabled. If you are under 60 with a disability you would need to provide documentation from your Health Care Provider. Persons who do not qualify under these criteria may qualify for standby status and can call the VTA the day before to find out if space is available.
The service will be available on Wednesdays, leaving on the 8:15am ferry from Vineyard Haven.
Please make your appointments between the hours of 10am and 2pm.
Call the VTA at 508-693-9440 at least 48 hours in advance for a reservation on the Cape Medivan.
The fee for this service is $20 round trip / $10 one way.
For more information call: Transit Authority at 508-693-9440 and press 1 or MV Center for Living at 508-939-9440.