Posted on Mar 01, 2023
The Squamish MediCar service is now up and running!
This free service provides transportation for patients to medical appointments at clinics in Whistler, the North Shore, and Vancouver.
   Telephone: 604-390-3889
The Rotary Club of Squamish has awarded a grant of $20,000 to fund the launch and first year of operation of this new MediCar service in Squamish.
This much needed service will offer free transportation for patients to get to their specialist medical appointments in Whistler, the North Shore, Vancouver or other clinics in the Lower Mainland.
It will operate as an extension to the Squamish Volunteer Drivers for Cancer Program. Currently, this program is only for cancer-related appointments, so dispatchers couldn't help those needing rides for other medical appointments.
In 2015, when the funding for the drivers for cancer program was pulled by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Squamish Rotary Club stepped in with the needed funds to keep the service operating.
The new MediCar service will start on March 1st, 2023.
Read more in the Squamish Chief. and the Squamish Reporter.