Community transport providers in Northland

Need help with transport?

People often ask what transport assistance is available in Northland, so we’ve put together this list of community transport providers around the region (as at October 2018).

Cancer Society Northland

Who it's for: Cancer patients going to and from cancer-related medical appointments
About: Volunteers’ own vehicles. Free service
Wheelchair access: No
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. 3-4 days’ notice required
Where: Within Whangārei district (excluding rural)
Contact: 09 437 5593 or northland@akcansoc.org.nz

 

New Zealand Red Cross

Who it's for: Patients unable to afford or arrange own transport to and from medical appointments
About: Volunteers’ own vehicles. Free service.  Donations appreciated
Wheelchair access: No
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.  24 hours’ notice required
Where: Within Whangārei district (excluding rural)
Contact: 09 438 3120

 

Total Mobility

Who it's for: Subsidised transport to help people with disabilities stay connected
About: Total Mobility swipe card for 50% subsidy with A1 Cabs, Driving Miss Daisy & Kiwi Cabs. An initial fee is required to obtain initial card
Wheelchair access: Yes. Please notify at time of booking
When: Monday-Sunday, 24 hours
Where:  Whangārei district
Contact: To find out if you’re eligible contact one of the agencies listed on Northland Regional Council’s website:  www.nrc.govt.nz/totalmobility

 

Linking Hands

Who it's for: Patients going to and from health-related appointments
About: Linking Hands vehicles. Free service. Donations appreciated. Approved ACC vendor
Wheelchair access: On request
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Saturday on occasion. Advance notice required
Where: Warkworth to Whangārei and points between
Contact: 09 431 8969 Maungaturoto & Bream Bay or 09 431 5906 Mangawhai

 

Kaipara Community Health Trust

Who it's for: Patients going to and from health-related appointments
About: Free service.  Donations appreciated
Wheelchair access: Yes
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Advance notice required
Where: Ruawai, Poutō, Waipoua, Tangowahine to appointments in Dargaville or Whangārei
Contact: 09 439 3013

 

Dargaville Town and Around

Who it's for: Residents going to and from health, shopping & social appointments
About: Free service.  Donations appreciated
Wheelchair access: No
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm. 24 hours’ notice required
Where: Within Dargaville township
Contact: 09 439 6306 or text 021 966 309


Angel Flight

Who it's for: Patients and caregivers going to and from long distance non-urgent medical treatment (for those struggling with financial hardship or with no other funded options available)
About: Volunteer pilots in 4-seater aircraft. Volunteer drivers between airport and hospital available. Donations appreciated
Wheelchair access: Dependent on caregiver’s assistance
When: Monday-Sunday. 7 days’ notice required
Where: New Zealand wide, weather dependent and subject to eligibility criteria
Contact: Request via your health professional or social worker, or visit www.angelflightnz.co.nz

 

Northland District Health Board

Who it's for: Patients with outpatient appointments, parents/caregivers of children with hospital appointments
About: Bus or shuttle. Free service. $20 required for non-patient travel. Costs apply for additional whanau/family members
Wheelchair access: Yes. Please notify at time of booking.
When: Monday-Friday.  Call 0800 682 684 for times. Advance notice required
Where: Kaitāia Hospital to/from Whangārei and points between. Whangārei Hospital to/from Auckland Hospital and points between
Contact: 0800 682 684 or nta@northlanddhb.org.nz Please have your appointment letter on hand

Keen to help out?

If you’re interested in volunteering as a community transport driver for any of these organisations please visit: www.volunteeringnorthland.nz/volunteers/opportunities