Catholic Social Services launches RideLink service


Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley is starting a new program to help individuals in Champaign, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble and Shelby Counties find safe, reliable and affordable transportation to and from medical and non-medical appointments. 

RideLink is designed to “link” a caller with transportation providers that best meet the individual’s needs, depending on the desired service, location and ability to pay. 

By calling the toll-free number, (800) 521-6419 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, callers will receive a list of transportation options for medical and non-medical appointments in their area. CSSMV has compiled a comprehensive list of providers in six counties. 

Some providers will even transport out of the area to Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and locations in Indiana. Callers will be asked several questions in order to link them with providers that best meet their needs. 

There is no cost for the call or the information. There may be a fee for transportation services depending on the provider chosen. Callers are urged to plan ahead, as most providers require 24 hours notice to ensure transport. 

The RideLink program has been made possible by an Ohio Coordination Grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation.