Free van rides to doctor appointments in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley
The "Connecting Health" van is a free service that takes riders to designated medical locations in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley.
The van begins service Nov. 5, picking up and dropping off riders Monday through Friday at Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) and the University of Colorado Health Harmony Campus in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) in Loveland and the Greeley Medical Clinic (GMC).
Signs will be posted at each facility noting pick-up and drop-off locations. Those locations will include indoor waiting areas in case of bad weather.
The purpose of the service is to provide free rides for those who have medical appointments at those designated locations and need transportation, though anyone can use the service. Riders must be able to get on and off the van by themselves; no medical assistance will be available.
Riders do not need to schedule a ride.
The Connecting Health van’s initial route will take it from PVH to the Harmony Campus, then to MCR, GMC and back to MCR, Harmony and PVH. It will run the full route three times a day. The van will begin serving the Greeley Emergency and Surgery Center when the center opens Nov. 26, making that stop between MCR and GMC.
An additional route will run in the late afternoon between PVH, the Harmony Campus and MCR. The University of Colorado Health concierge team will be available at stop locations for questions or assistance.
The van can accommodate 13 ambulatory riders. The van cannot accommodate riders with wheelchairs.
The drivers are employees of the Columbine Health Systems transportation department.