If you have a medical appointment and are unable to access other public transport services due to constraints then this service is available to you. Please note, your appointment must be between 10am and 2pm on Mon, Tue, Wed or Fri.
Phone and register, make your booking as soon as you have your appointment set. If some changes need to be made this usually allows plenty of time. It is never too early to book!
Once schedules are set for your appointment date you will be contacted the day before travel and given your pick up time.
The Medical bus will collect you from your home at the appointed time. They will have your contact phone number and in the event that they have been held up at a previous pick up will call and let you know. You will not be forgotten!
If required the driver will escort you to the reception desk of your appointment place when possible if you are traveling alone, and arrange to collect you after your appointment has finished.
You will be dropped back at your home as quickly as possible after the days scheduled appointments have been concluded.
I need someone with me...
If you require more personal assistance when attending your appointment or are unsure about finding your way around hospitals and medical centers, we are able to offer help.
There is provision for a carer to travel on the Medical Service at no charge. This is subject to seating vacancies.
If you do not have someone to travel with you we are happy to arrange for a friendly volunteer to meet you at your appointment place. Wheel chairs are able to be booked at most of the major hospitals if required.
The vehicle is fitted with a wheel chair lift please advise when making your booking so seating can be arranged.
If you have any other special needs please feel free to discuss this with us.
Travel Days & Times
This Service does not run on a Thursday. We are happy to work with clients to change appointment days if required.
Appointments are required between 10:00am and 2:00pm each day, we are happy to negotiate this with medical rooms and hospitals on your behalf if necessary. This is to ensure minimal waiting time for all clients before the return trip each day.
How much does it cost?
Cost is the same, regardless of pick up or drop off point. Tickets will be issued and can be used as receipts for Veteran Affairs claims and Public Hospital reimbursements. Required carers travel free of charge but must have a seat booked.
Shopping bus runs on Thursdays only, and is here to assist with your essential shopping needs.
There is no criteria attached to accessing this service. It is a general public transport service. Bookings are essential.
The bus will only stop for those people who have pre-booked, regardless of seat availability!
If you require a carer to travel with you this will need to be approved and a seat allocation made at the time of booking.
Unfortunately if no booking is made a seat will not be available.
Fares are payable to the driver on entry to the bus.
This is service is subsidised by the State Government & Lower North Community Health.
Pickups from homes within towns en route may be possible by negotiation. Please feel free to enquire with Network staff at the time of booking.
The Network Routes
The Shopping bus travels through these towns on route to Clare.