Escorted Transportation Service

Northwest

Celebrating our 30,000th ride!

Enjoy this wonderful article from the Daily Herald about our service and our 30,000th ride!

About Us

ETS/NW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 with the single goal of providing reliable, volunteer-based, escorted transportation for the seniors in our community to get to their crucial medical and dental appointments. There is a huge need for this program, particularly as our senior population continues to grow (expected to grow 17% in the next 5 years in our service area).

Our Mission

We exist to serve seniors, living within the northwest suburban Cook County area, who require escorted transportation services to attend medical appointments, so they are able age in place in their community with dignity.

ETS/NW volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up the senior at his/her residence, drive him/her to the appointment, wait, and then return him/her home again. The service is available by appointment only and a minimum of one week’s advance notice is required. A simple application must be filled out and on file before we’ll accept any ride requests. A $12 donation is requested for each round-trip ride. All volunteer drivers are trained, have been background checked and are provided with additional insurance.

We Provide Rides For:

  • regular checkups
  • vision screenings
  • blood and lab tests
  • wound care
  • dialysis
  • pacemaker checks, etc.
  • dentist visits

We’re the ideal choice for seniors who wish to retain as much independence as possible. ETS/NW’s service is also a wonderful option for seniors whose children don’t live nearby or whose friends or relatives are unable to take time off work in order to take them to a medical appointment.

We are in our 12th year and provided over 30,000 rides!

PLEASE NOTE: We don’t provide rides when anesthesia is involved: We are unable to provide transportation for visits when any type of anesthesia has been administered (ie., colonoscopy, day surgeries, etc.) because doctors require the patient to have someone remain with them for at least several hours upon returning home.

This short video was created to highlight the service that ETS/NW provides:

Our goal is to provide reliable, volunteer-based, escorted transportation for the seniors in our community to get to their crucial medical and dental appointments. There is a huge need for this program, particularly as our senior population continues to grow.

Our Volunteers