County VA Programs

Transportation to Minneapolis VA Medical Center
The Chisago County Veterans Service Office operates a 9 passenger van for the purpose of providing transportation to and from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, for veterans who are unable to transport themselves. This service is provided for a $5 round trip fee.

Passengers must be able to travel on public transportation. Our policy does not permit our volunteer drivers to lift passengers into and out of the vehicle. We also cannot transport anyone with a serious or acute medical condition, as our drivers are not
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) trained.

Our veterans van operates on even-numbered days. The van does not run on holidays or weekends and is not used for emergencies. The van will pick up at designated locations throughout the county area. Only under special circumstances, will this be deviated from.

A veteran may be accompanied by a family member if their physical or mental condition warrants an escort.

It is the responsibility of the veteran to schedule a ride with our office, no later than 48 hours prior to the appointment date. This is extremely important, because the schedule (pick up times and locations) will be confirmed with the driver and passengers by noon the day before the appointment.

Please contact Wendy at (651) 213-5605 or (651) 213-5600 to schedule an appointment.