People travelling to Wodonga (or Albury from Wodonga) for a medical appointment or essential non-medical appointment such as banking, Medicare and pharmacy can now make use of assistance from Travellers Aid Australia – Companion Service.
Since launching in early March, 2010, the Travellers Aid Medical Companion Service in Melbourne has brought a dedicated team of trained volunteers assisting more than 700 clients travelling to Melbourne for health appointments.
The service in Wodonga offers trained volunteer companions to meet clients at the bus interchange or at The Cube Wodonga (Hovell St) and accompany them via public transport, taxi or foot to medical or other essential activities in Wodonga and Albury.
The service is available for a $2 contribution. Volunteers can be booked by calling 1300 704 530 at least 48 hours in advance. People using the service are required to cover their own public transport travel ticket costs.
The companion service is a valuable resource for (older) regional people who would like to be able to travel: To anywhere in Wodonga central district and hospitals/medical clinics, independently using public transport, but feel anxious or nervous about using these services alone. To and from the Wodonga bus interchange in High St and Hovell St. From Wodonga bus interchange to Albury for medical appointments only. (Albury Base Hospital, Albury Private Hospital and medical centres in Albury CBD)
The project is a joint initiative between Travellers Aid Australia a not-for-profit organisation providing travel and support services to travellers since 1916 and the Victorian Government’s Getting There Network – Community Accessability
For bookings: Call 1300 704 530. Bookings are essential. 48 hours notice is required.
More information is also available here.
Last updated: 10-12-2013
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