Aging & Adult Services
Aging & Adult Services2001 South State Street S1-600Salt Lake City, UT 84190-4575385 468-3200
The Rides for Wellness Program provides rides for older adults, 60 years of age or older, with no other means of transportation to vital medical appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy, and physical therapy.
The program utilizes Priuses and wheelchair accessible mini-vans for most transportation with larger vans available as needed.
Rides are provided between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; and on Thursday between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. Priority is given to those who schedule in advance. It is recommended that you call one week in advance to schedule a ride. The office sends out monthly donation statements where a $2.00 donation is suggested for each trip.
To schedule a ride, call:
To cancel or reschedule a ride, call:
The program provides rides for adults, 60 years of age or older, to essential destinations such as dialysis, chemotherapy, doctor visits and prescription pick-up and visits to immediate family in a hospital or nursing home.
Volunteer drivers transport seniors to and from essential services using either their own car or a County-owned vehicle.
Office support volunteers answer incoming calls, perform data entry and prepare monthly mailings.
To be a volunteer driver, you must:
In addition, for volunteers using their own vehicle:
To be an office support volunteer, you must:
For drivers, an orientation, including hands-on training, is provided by a seasoned driver. The Defensive Driving course is provided at no cost to the volunteer. Learning Service incentives are also available.
Office volunteers receive on-the-job training working with our transportation dispatch software.