Transportation Program

The most unique service provided by LCHC’s Volunteer Services is transportation. Volunteers will drive individuals to and from the hospital or medical clinics in Chariton, and will even transport individuals to Des Moines, Iowa City, and Ottumwa for medical services.

The overall transportation service logged 400 hours in 2013, something that no other hospital provides on a volunteer basis. If the transportation is in town, it’s at no charge to the rider. If it’s to Des Moines or another city or town, the rider is asked to pay for the gas to get there and back.

Many of the fundraisers that Volunteer Services has throughout the year helps cover the cost of insurance to cover the drivers and volunteers.