Transportation Chair Car Services

Springwell’s Information & Consultation Department is available to discuss resources for older adults, family caregivers or persons with disabilities. Call Springwell at (617) 926-4100, Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm or e-mail

Chair Car Services

Serving Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston.

EASTERN AMBULANCE SERVICE: Contact: Dispatcher: 781-246-5223, Hours: last ride by 4:00 pm Cost: One Way $70 includes the first 10 miles, after 10 miles, $5/mile; $50 for carrying the person to ambulance. Mass Health or private insurance accepted

BOSTON CHAIR CAR: Contact: Dispatcher: 617-472-1118,, Hours: 24/7Please make advance reservation. Cost: 3 hour minimum is $271.55 Additional hours are $83.75/hour (All hours include gas) No insurance accepted. Drivers cannot go inside homes.

BEST RIDE: Contact: Leon or Dispatcher: 617-916-1780, Hours: last ride by 4:30 pm, Cost: $21 for pick up and $2.50/mile, Mass Health accepted, Advance reservation suggested.

WHEELCHAIR AMBULETTE: Contact: Dick 617-733-6339, Hours: 24/7. Cost: two rates based on distance. Non-local is $200 round trip, local is $150 round trip, $50 idle time per hour. No carry-down; can help with one or no steps. Able to provide a wheelchair for ride. Please make advance reservation. Note: * Need to have Insurance Information (even if no insurance is accepted)

METRO CAB: Contact: Dispatcher: 617-782-5500, Hours: 24/7, Cost: $2.80/mile, pay tolls, $28/hour idle (including stuck in traffic), Only a 28.5 inch wheelchair fits in the vehicle. Power chairs ask for a Class A Van. These rides are difficult to schedule. Call 1 ½ hours before you need the ride. Note: * Need to have Insurance Information.

FALLON: Contact: Dispatcher: 617-745-2100, Hours: any reasonable time (will stay at late appointments) Cost: One Way – $122 flat rate and $27.50/mile, Mass Health accepted. Accepts same day appointments, but prefers more notice. Note: Only serves Brookline.