Public Transportation Service
Avera St. Anthony's Hospital transportation service is staffed by a full time dispatcher and six part time and casual drivers who operate the hospital vehicles providing transportation to elderly and disabled persons in our community as well as to the general public as time and scheduling allow.
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital transportation service has been in operation since July of 2000 through the hospital Social Services Department.
In 2011 the service provided approximately 9400 rides in town and 1200 across the state of Nebraska, covering some 15, 400 miles in O’Neill and 29,000 miles out of town to serve over 2,400 elderly persons, 1000 disabled persons and 2900 general public.
The service is provided on demand with elderly and disabled persons given preference, but anyone can use the service as scheduling allows. Scheduling ahead as much as possible is strongly encouraged but most of the time trips can be added throughout the day in town. Out of town trips should be scheduled as far in advance as possible as we schedule drivers for those trips from our on call group.
Our fleet includes a 2011 Dodge Caravan which is wheelchair accessible, a twelve passenger Chevrolet bus which can accommodate two wheelchairs and a seven passenger 2008 Chevrolet Uplander which is not wheelchair accessible.
A full time dispatcher schedules rides and six part time drivers provide courteous, helpful and safe in town transportation Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. and out of town as scheduled. We can provide transportation to anywhere in the state of Nebraska but are not able to provide service out of state.
Ride scheduling is done through the dispatcher at the hospital through a direct dial number (402) 336-5134. Questions and concerns can also be directed to Brenda Halstead, Director of Social Services at (402) 336-5156.