COMMUNITY

Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve

The LIFT Transportation program is funded through the efforts of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District in partnership with community organizations and agencies.

In support of the LIFT Transportation Program

LIFT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES provides FREE non-emergency transportation to medical appointments throughout the Morongo Basin. Vans are wheelchair accessible. Services are by scheduled appointment only.

The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care Foundation accepts donations to support the operation of the LIFT Transportation Program. In 2019, LIFT Transportation:

  • Provided over 8,000 one-way trips to and from medical appointments in the Morongo Basin, FREE OF CHARGE, in support of over 1,400 clients.
  • Traveled over an accumulated 84,000 miles to locations that include remote areas of the Morongo Basin, from Wonder Valley to Johnson Valley to provide door-to-door transporatation to medical appointments.

The Foundation is raising funds to increase access to non-emergent transportation for resident of the Morongo Basin. Funding will expand patient transportation to the next level of care that is currently unavailable in our Morongo Basin. Such destinations include physician specialists at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda, and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

To make a donation in support of the LIFT Transportation Program make the check payable to Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Foundation, and mail it to Attention Joe Ruddon, Morongo Basin Healthcare District, 6530 La Contenta Road, #100, Yucca Valley CA 92284.

To make a credit card donation, please contact Joe Ruddon at 760-820-9229 extension 1908.