CareLinks Transportation: Improving Access to Healthcare
CareLinks Transportation Service offers free information regarding community-based transportation services near Franciscan Health’s Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields locations in South Suburban Chicago.
Lack of transportation can be an obstacle in gaining access to care
CareLinks Transportation Service was introduced to improve access to care by helping to make those with transportation challenges aware of existing transportation services. For those with chronic illness or in need of follow-up care, having access to transportation can be the difference between continuing their care and being readmitted to the hospital.
Many municipalities and townships offer senior citizens and other groups transportation services at nominal costs. The costs and the notice required to obtain transportation varies. CareLink dispatchers can help people determine if they qualify for these services and how to use them when they do.
The CareLinks Transportation Service resource line number is (708) 679-2777. Hours are: Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Those calling after hours are invited to leave voicemail messages that will be returned the next business day.