BCCOAFriendship Center

Friendship Center

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Transportation

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Safe and dependable transportation for the elderly, disabled, and other transportation disadvantaged residents of Baker County for door to door, ambulatory and wheelchair transportation. Provided daily to various sites in, Baker, Duval, Columbia, and Alachua Counties. In county, shopping trips are provided every Thursday.

Transportation Disadvantage (TD) means those persons who because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age are unable to transport themselves to purchase transportation and are, therefore, dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life sustaining activities, children who are handicapped or high-risk or at-risk as defined in s. 441.202.

Private Pay participants include anyone not qualified for Medicaid, TD or 5310 (seniors and persons with disabilities) eligibility. Private pay fare rates are determined at the schedule of each trip based on the destination and trip miles.

Private Rates (Round Trip)

  • Inner Local to Inner Local:   $5.00
  • Outer Local to Inner Local: $10.00
  • Inner Local to Jacksonville: $10.00
  • Outer Local to Jacksonville: $20.00
  • Inner Local to Lake City/Gainesville: $20.00
  • Outer Local to Lake City/Gainesville: $10.00

Hours of Operation

9264 Buck Starling Rd.
Macclenny FL. 32063

Phone: (904) 259-9315
Fax: (904) 259-1380
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
(Except major holidays)
(We do transport dialysis on Holidays)

If you would like to schedule transportation to a surrounding County, please note the travel areas.

Jacksonville & Orange Park

Monday through Friday

Lake City

Thursday, Wednesday, and Friday

Gainesville

Tuesday and Thursday

NO-SHOW Policy

With-in 90 days

  1. First No-Show a door hanger will be placed on your door with our no show policy
  2. Second No-Show a door hanger will be placed on your door with our no show policy
  3. After the third no-show your privileges will be suspended for 30 days. The no-show policy will be enforced
This information is available in an accessible format upon request. To request these Formats, please contact:

Judd Chambers, Transportation Director - (904) 259-9315 Ext.237-jchambers@bakercoa.org

Chris Harvey, Executive Director - (904) 259-9315 Ext.229-charvey@bakercoa.org

Co-Pay

Transportation Disadvantage $1.50 per trip
5310 Program $1.00 per trip

Private Pay Rates available for those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Transportation Disadvantage.

Riders Responsibilities

  • Contact the office when you're finished with your appointment
  • You must pay your required co-pay
  • Notify the office with address and phone number changes
  • Schedule trip requests "3 business days in advance"
  • Providing own wheelchair and/or escort
  • Notify of cancellation at least three hours prior to pick up time. If the van goes to your scheduled pickup origination you will be considered a no-show

Managed Health Care

We are the transportation provider for managed Health Care in our Community. If you need transportation to your Doctor's appointment and you have any of the plans below

Please call phone numbers below or the number on the back of your Medicaid card.

  • Stay Well (866) 855-4782
  • Humana (866) 779-0565
  • Molina (877) 775-7340
  • Magellan (800) 424-8268
  • United Health Community Complete (866) 372-9891
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete (866) 418-9812
  • Amerigroup (866) 372-9794
The above numbers may contact us and our drivers will transport you to your appointment as in the past. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.