FISH (Friends In Service Here) provides free transportation to and from medical, dental and physical therapy appointments in the area roughly bounded by Middletown, New London and Guilford. You must be ambulatory to use this service. The service is available Mondays through Fridays (except Holidays) from 8 am to 5pm for residents of Essex, Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Deep River and Chester who have no other means of transportation. Our services are provided by Volunteers. No reimbursement or donations are expected.
Please note that we cannot accommodate those on Medicaid/Title 19 since their transportation needs are provided by the State of Connecticut.
Call the FISH answering service at 860-388-2693 no later than 12 noon the day before your appointment. 12 noon Friday for a Monday Appointment. An operator will ask you for the following information including:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- Day/date/time of appointment
- Address and phone number of the facility to be visited
- Expected Duration of the Appointment
Call 860-388-2693 promptly if your appointment is cancelled.
A FISH Driver will call you the evening before your appointment to arrange the pick-up. Be sure to check your voicemail to confirm receipt of a message from your driver.
For further information, call 860-388-2693 and leave name and contact information and a FISH representative will contact you. By email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.