ROCKLAND, Maine — Penquis announced last week a new transportation option available to Knox County individuals needing to get to cancer treatment.
Residents needing transportation assistance may receive rides or mileage reimbursement to their appointments, according to Penquis. Rides will be provided by Coastal Transportation or volunteer drivers, who pick individuals up at their homes and take them to treatment.
If a person provides their own transportation, or if a friend or family member takes them, the program reimburses the driver 21 cents per mile. This service is offered by Penquis in partnership with Pen Bay Medical Center and the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.
There is no cost and no income requirement for eligibility. Funding is provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Maine and the John T. Gorman Foundation. For more information, call Penquis Lynx Mobility Services at 973-3695 or 866-853-5969.