Anoka County Medlink, formerly Anoka County Volunteer Transportation, coordinates volunteers who generously give their time and vehicle to provide rides to Anoka County residents. To be eligible for a ride you can be a veteran, a senior 60 years of age or older, or a client of Anoka County. Transportation is provided to clinics, Anoka County buildings and Veterans Administration medical facilities in and around the Twin Cities.
Anoka County Medlink provides rides to and from medical, dental and social service appointments. Medical and dental trips may be made throughout the metro area while appointments with social services must remain within Anoka County. Passengers must be able to travel independently as volunteers are unable to provide assistance.
To register please call reservations at 763-422-7087. Once you have registered, you can call in your request to reservations or send an email. In either case, you must provide this information: your name, name and address of the destination, date, time and approximate length of the appointment. The email address to use is: VolTran@co.anoka.mn.us. Your request must be received by Noon on Wednesday of the week prior to your appointment. Rides are provided Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. When scheduling your appointment keep in mind that the volunteers do not leave their homes before 8:00 a.m. and need to be off the road by 4:30 p.m.
There is no charge for this service, however, donations to the program are accepted. Suggested donations are $5 for trips within Anoka County and $10 for trips outside of Anoka County. A donation is not required to receive a ride.