The van it is owned by the Memphis VA hospital and most of these requirements are set by the hospital.
At this time the van goes to Memphis VA hospital ONLY and
runs every Tuesday and Thursdays each week unless they fall
on a holiday.
The veteran must have a scheduled appointment at the Memphis
VA hospital. We ask they try to schedule their appointments
between 0900 and 1200.
The van leaves according to the first
scheduled riders appointment and will receive a call from
Jim Bynum the day before to let them know what time to be
at the court house.
Veterans must call as soon as they can to get their name
on the van list and have their information available. Appointment
time, their phone number, last 4 SSN and what clinic they
are going to.
All of our drivers are volunteers so there are times when
we do not have a driver and may have to cancel. We contact
the Veteran as soon as we find out that we are unable to get
a volunteer driver.
The volunteer drivers have to go through a class, have a
valid driver’s license, a physical, and have a clean local
Veterans only are allowed to ride the van no families. For
special needs veterans ex. wheelchair bound or needs extreme
assistance, a prior approval can be requested through the
Memphis VA transportation department.