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The Mike Kilpatric ALS Van Transportation Program

The Mike Kilpatric ALS Van Transportation Program helps people with ALS attend clinics, participate in Chapter activities, and maintain independence.

To qualify, a person must:

  • Have a diagnosis of ALS and live within the Chapter’s service area
  • Use a power wheelchair and have no alternative accessible transportation
  • Complete a transport enrollment form

To ensure we meet patient needs appropriately, the following procedures are in place:

  • All persons must be accompanied by a caregiver
  • Service must be requested at least two weeks in advance of appointments
  • Seatbelts must be worn by patient and caregiver
  • Patients must be able to exit their home/building without assistance of the ALS Association driver
  • More than a 15 minute delay can result in the driver leaving and trip cancellation
  • The driver may only operate the vehicle, assist an individual into the van, and secure the wheelchair
  • The driver cannot accompany an individual into their destination
  • Only one additional person may accompany a patient on the trip
  • Priority is given to patients that need transportation to ALS clinics
  • Weekend, evening, and holiday van service is dependent upon driver and van availability
  • Transportation cannot be used for admission to or discharge from the hospital

Who to Contact

For more information, or to schedule transportation, please contact your Chapter social worker. If you need your Chapter social worker contact information, please call 215-643-5434, select option 3.