Information on our I Ride Medical Appointment Van Shuttle
Did you know that many of the elderly who qualify for services through Medicaid for their health coverage lack access to these same services? This lack of guaranteed access is a critical unmet need and a continuing problem for many of Seeley Lake’s seniors and disabled. This is why the Seeley Lake Community Foundation started I Ride Seeley Lake in April 2017: to help meet the needs of Seeley Lake’s transportation disadvantaged.
This program is a partnership between the Seeley Lake Community Foundation and the Missoula-Ravalli Transportation Management Authority, with support from the Seeley Swan Medical Center Foundation.
The Seeley Lake Community Foundation and Missoula Ravalli Transportation Management Association (MR TMA) are community organizations concerned with access to transportation for our seniors and adults with disabilities in the Seeley Lake community. With support from the Seeley Swan Medical Center Foundation, our primary objective is to make the service both affordable and reliable. The goal of the I Ride Seeley Lake is to enhance transportation options for that segment of our population who have limited access to medical transportation services.
The I Ride Seeley Lake program serves the Seeley Lake area. There are some outlying areas, due to capacity constraints, that we are unable to serve at the present time.
Using the I Ride Service
The I Ride shuttle service provides transportation to medical appointments in Seeley Lake and Missoula, Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm. A wheel-chair accessible ramp van is available upon request.
Rides are by appointment only and need to be scheduled 48 hours in advance for local trips and one week in advance for trips to Missoula. New riders must fill out paperwork prior to riding.
The cost is $1 for each one way trip to Seeley Swan Medical Center, Rejuvenate Physical Therapy or Seeley Swan Pharmacy, and $5 one way rides to Missoula.
To schedule your medical ride, call: 406-880-3685. Your flexibility is appreciated as we work with our volunteer driver schedules!
Become a volunteer driver!
Our trained drivers, a group of dedicated volunteers, are the life-blood of this program. We would love to add you to this important community service!
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please call the iRide number at 406-880-3685 or the Seeley Lake Community Foundation at 406-677-3506. A current drivers license, proof of insurance, driving record and a two-hour orientation are required.
Excerpt from the October 25, 2018 article ‘I Ride Seeley Lake looking to expand services’, by Andi Bourne, Seeley-Swan Pathfinder:
“Adrian Vanderwielen has been a volunteer driver since the summer of 2017. He enjoys being able to offer the service to those that may not otherwise be able to get to their appointments. ‘The riders are always so thankful that someone does this for them,’ said Vanderwielen. Frazier praised the drivers he has had commending them on their safety and attentiveness. He has met new people and is especially grateful for his regular driver Terri Nall. ‘Terri is an angel in disguise,’ said Frazier. ‘She is a great person – so gentle and helpful.’”
Check out the full article here: https://www.seeleylake.com/story/2018/10/25/news/i-ride-seeley-lake-working-to-expand-services/4150.html
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO OUR IRIDE DRIVERS AND ALL THAT THEY DO FOR THIS COMMUNITY!