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Transportation

    Transportation

    Veterans Service Office

    An Office of the Lake County Government

    Veterans Serving Veterans

    Providing Assistance to the Men and Women who have Honorably Served Their Country

    Transportation to VA Medical Facilities

    The Lake County Veterans Service Commission, in cooperation with the Lake County Commissioners and Laketran, provides FREE transportation for veterans to VA Medical Facilities.  This includes Louis Stokes VA Medical Center (Wade Park) in Cleveland and the two Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Painesville. 

    ALL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRAVEL ARE MADE THROUGH LAKETRAN.
    Please see the information below or at
    www.laketran.com

    PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS TO OUR OFFICE BY CALLING
     (440) 350-2904 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

    COMPLAINTS MUST BE IN WRITING.

    General Information:  This is a door to door service. You will be picked up at home and dropped off at the hospital or clinic. Your trip may be combined with others. Your pickup and drop off times may vary from your desired or preferred times. The bus may also make other stops while it takes you to your destination.

    Who is Eligible?  All Lake County veterans can use this service.  If necessary, an aide may accompany you. 

    When Can I Ride?  The service operates Monday through Friday. Pickup may be as early as 6:00 a.m. The last return from Cleveland is at 4:30 p.m.

    What is the Cost?  Rides for veterans going to VA medical facilities are paid for by the Lake County Veterans Service Commission.

    Are Reservations Needed? Yes, you must call and reserve a trip. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

    How Do I Make a Reservation?  Call us at 942-1300, 354-6100, 428-2460 or toll free at 1-888-525-3872. You can call to make reservations Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS MAKING RESERVATIONS TO THE LAKE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION BY CALLING (440) 350-2904 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

    When Can I Make a Reservation?  As soon as you can, but no earlier than one week ahead of time. The latest you can attempt to make reservations is 7:00 p.m. two business days before you want to ride. Reservations for Monday must be requested by the prior Thursday.  Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. If you wait until two days before your trip, you may not get a reservation.